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Outbreak!: Investigating Epidemics


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    American Society for Microbiology

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Outbreak!: Investigating Epidemics

A group of learners simulates the spread of disease by trading slips of paper, one set of which has been treated with a baking soda solution. After trading papers amongst the group, learners test their papers to see if they have one that has the disease. They check their notes to find the source of the contamination.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
1 to 2 hours

Learning Time:
45 to 60 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan, Simulation

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Viruses and Bacteria
    • Human Body
      • Immune System
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
      • Acids and Bases
      • Solutions
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Formulating Explanations

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

Includes assesments for student learning

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Rodriguez, MPH RM(AAM), M(ASCP), Liliana F.; Miller, PhD, Leslie

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Society for Microbiology, ©2012

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