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Researching Infectious Diseases


Curipod generated lesson: "Researching Infectious Diseases". #1-4

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1. Open question
180 seconds
What would happen if the zombie infection spread to our classroom, and how would we prepare to protect ourselves?
2. Word cloud
120 seconds
What are infectious diseases?
3. Slide
60 seconds
Infectious diseases are caused by germs that spread from one person to another. Scientists study infectious diseases to understand how germs spread and how to prevent, treat, and cure them. The study of infectious diseases can help us to protect our health and the health of others.
Exploring the World of Infectious Diseases
4. Slide
60 seconds
Infectious Disease: A contagious disease caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, or parasite that can spread from person to person, animal to animal, or from the environment to a person or animal. Pathogen: A microorganism, such as a virus, bacteria, or fungus, capable of causing disease. Immunity: The body’s ability to recognize and resist harmful bacteria, viruses, or other organisms that can cause disease.
5. Slide
60 seconds
Infectious diseases can be spread directly, from person to person, or indirectly, through a vector like a mosquito. Some infectious diseases, like the common cold and the flu, can be spread even before the infected person has any symptoms. Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites.
Did you know?
6. Open question
300 seconds
What are some examples of infectious diseases?
7. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw an elephant with roller skates having a picnic in the park.
8. Drawings
1260 seconds
Becoming an Expert: Infectious Diseases Jigsaw Question: What are the important steps to researching infectious diseases? Clues: • 1. Understand the disease and how it spreads. • 2. Learn about treatments and preventative measures. • 3. Consider the impact the disease has on people and communities. Jigsaw: A. Teacher will count off students in a team 1-4. B. Each team will break up into expert groups and be assigned an infectious disease to learn about. C. Expert groups will complete the graphic organizer for their infectious disease. D. Each expert will go back to their apocalyptic teams and teach each other about their infectious disease and complete graphic organizers.
9. Poll
60 seconds
What is the name of the process where a vaccine is given to someone to prevent them from getting an infectious disease?
  • Immunization
  • Infection
  • Immunity
  • Inoculation
10. Poll
60 seconds
What are some common ways that infectious diseases can be spread?
  • Coughing and Sneezing
  • Eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water
  • Touching contaminated items
11. Poll
60 seconds
What are some common symptoms of an infectious disease?
  • All of the above
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Rash and itching
  • Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat
12. Open question
180 seconds
What would you do if a zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow and you had to make a plan to survive?

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