Mystery Virus: Epidemic Epidemiology Case Study Simulation
How Vaccines are Made (Including COVID-19 vaccines)
This activity can be assigned to students via Google Classroom or other digital learning platform, a PDF file can be emailed to student, or a hard copy can be printed and given to students.
What is a virus?
Parts of a typical virus: capsid, RNA/DNA, receptors
Structure of covid-19 Virus
How is covid-19 transmitted?
Prevention of covid-19 infection and treatment
How big is a virus?
Types of Viruses: rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, RSV, HIPVs, adenoviruses,
Diseases caused by viruses: cold, flu, covid-19, bronchitis, pneumonia, MERS,SARS
3 Components of Modern Cell Theory
Structure of a Bacteriophage: capsid, collar, sheath, base plate, tail fiber
Lytic Virus Life Cycle
Lysogenic Virus Life Cycle
Immune Systems Response to Infection: leukocytes, Helper T Cells
Symptoms and Treatment for Virus Infections
What is the difference between Epidemic and Pandemic?
How are vaccines made? (traditional & Platform Vaccine Technologies
Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
Moderna Nucleic Acid Vaccine Platform
Rehydration of Vaccines
Genetic Sequencing of Viral DNA
Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
Epidemiology Case Study Simulation – students take on the role of a Public Health Director and work with a virtual expert epidemiologist to identify the cause of a respiratory virus outbreak and recommend a course of action to prevent an epidemic.
Common Human Corona Viruses typically cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illnesses like the common cold or pneumonia or bronchitis in more severe cases. Most people will catch a coronavirus at some point in their lives and these sicknesses typically last a few days. More severe types of the virus include SARS and MERS can lead to death. Symptoms include: runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, and fever.
This complete mini-lesson includes a worksheet that explains what a Coronavirus is, has a color-coded diagram of a typical Corona Virus, explains symptoms of someone infected with a Corona Virus, and explains how someone can reduce the risk of becoming infected as well as how to treat a common Corona Virus infection. Included in this mini-lesson is a cloze reading activity with an answer sheet, and an exit ticket for a quick formative assessment.
Included in this complete No-Prep Lesson!
Teacher Lesson Guide
Interactive Notebook Vocabulary Cut and Paste Graphic Organizer
10 Question MC Quiz
KWL Chart Activity
Google Slide presentation with student fill-in-the-blank notes
Google Slide Presentation – Peardeck Version (added 12/13/20)
CLOZE Reading Activity with color-coded Coronavirus Illustration
Optional 2nd CLOZE Reading Activity
Exit Ticket for a quick formative assessment
Answer Keys for all handouts and activities!
Google Slide Presentation with Student Fill-in-the-Blank Notes & Answer Key
Slide 2 – Explains what a Coronavirus is
Slide 3 – Explains the typical Coronavirus Structure
Slide 4 – Explains the life cycle of a Coronavirus
Slide 5 – Explains the common symptoms of a Coronavirus infection
Slide 6 – Explains how the typical Coronavirus is spread
Slide 7 – Explains how to protect yourself from a Coronavirus infection
Slide 8 – Explains how to treat a Coronavirus infection
What a virus is
Examples of Coronaviruses: SARS,MERS, COVID-19
Symptoms of a Coronavirus infection
Treatment of a Coronavirus infection
Prevention of a Coronavirus infection
How a human body cell is infected by a Coronavirus
included in your purchase are Google Doc & Google Slide versions of all of the above handouts, a google form CLOZE Reading Quiz, a google form Exit Ticket, and a google form 10 Question MC Quiz! All 3 of these assessments are auto-grading so you can import grades with the click of a mouse!
Peardeck version of Google Slide Presentation is included in the Digital Version! Peardeck turns a boring slide presentation into an engaging interactive lesson. Monitor students responses from the Peardeck Teacher Dashboard while you are presenting the lesson or you can make the Peardeck Student self-paced and students complete the Peardeck independently. Teachers can review student responses real-time or later from the Peardeck website.