This highly engaging online simulation asks students to take on the role of a Public Health Director to determine the cause of a recent mystery killer virus epidemic outbreak at a local High School and Senior Center.
In their role as Public Health Director, students are guided by an expert epidemiologist through the entire case study simulation which consists of:
Studying medical reports and determining which ones to follow-up on
Collecting information and identifying patterns of infection from patients
Using the Scientific Method, develop & test a hypothesis to explain the outbreak.
Evaluate epidemiological testing to determine what pathogen is causing the disease.
Use epidemiology methods to determine the source and how the pathogen spreads.
Make a recommendation on which patients should be isolated and quarantined.
Distance Learning: This simulation case study is appropriate for independent student work and should require minimal or no additional instructions from the teacher, The online simulation takes the student thru the entire process, step-by-step, with clear and concise directions from a virtual “expert epidemiologist”.
Topics Covered: Scientific Method, Epidemiologist, Epidemic, Obtaining Medical records to confirm illness symptoms, Mapping locations of confirmed cases, Establish timelines and travel histories, Developing Hypothesis for what is causing illnesses and how it is spreading, Viral or Bacterial Culture, Blood Cultures, Rapid PCR Test, Blood Test for Antibodies, Case-Definition, Case-Control Study, Longitudinal Study, Analytic Epidemiology, Odds-Ratio
This webquest makes a great activity to introduce the topics of viruses and the body’s immune response. It also is perfect for an emergency sub lesson! I’ve included a variety of engaging video and website resources from: Ask a Biologist, Cells Alive, Amoeba Sisters, CDC, and Live Science. – Answer Key Included!
This web quest consists of 4 pages. Students will enjoy watching engaging videos, using an interactive microscope simulation, and informative websites.
Google Classroom is quickly becoming one of the most popular digital classroom platforms use in education today.
Google Classroom lacks flashy graphics and is relatively simple to use and that is the essence of it’s popularity. Because most students and teachers have prior experience using applications similar to those included in Google’s G Suite apps like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, the transition to using Google Classroom is easy.
Below is a list of ideas for those of you that are new to Google Classroom as well as ideas for teachers more experienced with digital classrooms. We will be adding to this list over time!
Create a digital Classroom Scavenger Hunt in Google Docs to teach your students classroom procedures and where to locate materials the first week of school.
Post a question and have your students comment.
Add resources such as procedures, glossary, course syllabus, etc. as Materials students can quickly access in a classroom digital folder..