Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

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30 minutes (Part 1); 15 minutes (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Math, Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Public Health

Resource Overview

Students mimic the spread of disease by exchanging liquids in test tubes and then graph and analyze data from the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014-2016.

Students will be able to:
  • Model the spread of a “disease” and trace it through a population.
  • Classify a disease as a common source or a propagated epidemic.
  • Graph and analyze data on the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone.
  • Describe how population density and economic factors can contribute to the spread of disease.
Test tubes for students to simulate the spread of diseases.

Features of This Resource

  • Students practice lab preparation
  • Opportunity for authentic learning as students connect their findings with the real-world
  • Kinesthetic (tactile) learning

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This lesson plan must be purchased as part of a lesson packet or as part of a full curriculum that is available in our store.

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