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The Ecology of Lyme Disease

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Areas that previously included no risk of Lyme disease now have cases every year. Scholars learn about the spread of Lyme disease and the relationship with ecological succession. Then, they discuss possible solutions using the known food webs and patterns for spreading the illness.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Update the table with more recent numbers of cases of Lyme disease
  • Invite a doctor in to discuss the risk of Lyme disease in your area and how to prevent it
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of interactions in biological communities and ecological succession
Pros
  • Provides teacher tips for implementing the lesson
  • Relates a real-life problem to both science and mathematical concepts
Cons
  • None
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