Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease

Looking for a valuable resource on the spread of infectious diseases? Here is a lesson in which pupils simulate the spread of diseases and learn about how to prevent them from spreading. Class members read case studies about diseases, identify the risks associated with them, and apply their new-found knowledge to relevant situations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Set up the lab before students enter the class
  • Scatter the vocabulary words around the room for display
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson suggests a teacher-guided approach for middle school level students, and a student-directed approach for high school aged learners
  • Review and acquire all materials prior to implementing the lesson
Pros

  • The five-page packet includes the addressed standards, case studies, two days worth of lesson plans, extension activities, worksheets, and links to additional resources
Cons

  • None