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Those Pesky Mosquitoes: Carriers of West Nile Virus
Students study the insect classification of mosquitoes and how the spread diseases. They research breeding area and elimination techniques. They create a brochure with the information.
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Entomologists on Safari: On the Hunt for Mosquitoes
Middle schoolers research about the symptoms of West Nile Virus. In this health lesson, students play the role of scientists investigating mosquito activity in a fictional community. They suggest ways to prevent West Nile virus infection...
6th - 8th Science
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this lesson engages students in modeling the spread of infectious diseases, collecting...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito Mystery
While 80 percent of people with West Nile Virus show no symptoms, in severe cases, it causes death by infecting the membranes around the spinal cord and brain. The video starts by making population ecology relevant. It includes density...
12 mins 7th - 12th Science
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses...
5th - 8th Health
The Loathsome, Lethal Mosquito
Mosquitos: they are annoying, cause pain and discomfort, and are some of the most prolific disease carriers in the animal kingdom, so why don't we simply eradicate them? In a short video, explore some of the different ways mosquitos can...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable