How are Pathogens Spread and Controlled?

How can we stop the tiny terrors that cause illness? Junior epidemiologists examine the methods used to control the spread of pathogens with a video from from a biology playlist. The narrator describes the benefits of hygiene, immunization, and pesticide use in stopping a variety of illness-causing agents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to start a discussion of public health or sanitation
  • Have groups research common pathogens to find out what people are doing to eradicate them
Classroom Considerations

  • The video assumes a basic knowledge of bacteria and other pathogens 
Pros

  • The video packs a lot of interesting information into a short presentation
  • Animations help viewers understand how certain pathogens are transmitted
Cons

  • None
Common Core