MedMyst: Animal Alert!

An outbreak of disease is affecting people in a distant region—it's time to get to work! Scholars take the role of scientists as they learn more about the illness, discover the possible causes, and find a way to prevent the further spread of the disease. The simulation lets users choose from multiple career paths in the final lesson of the seven-part MedMyst series.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research when scientists consider a disease an outbreak and discuss the threshold
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires each student have a computer with Adobe Flash
  • Relies on prior knowledge from the sixth lesson in the series, but not from the first five
  • Provides tips and guidance to stay on the right track
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes
  • None
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