A mysterious, deadly disease is infecting people and animals in the tropics. Players must identify this illness, determine why and how it has spread, and figure out how to prevent more people from becoming infected! While playing, students will discover how epidemiologists, microbiologists, and veterinarians work as a team to root out the causes of unknown diseases. They’ll also learn how and why certain microbes make people sick, and see what steps are taken to prevent major outbreaks!
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will use an online game to explore how 3 careers in science are interrelated. During game play, they will determine why a mysterious illness has spread and how to stop it. The role-playing allows students to discover how epidemiologists, microbiologists, and veterinarians work as a team to stop an infectious disease outbreak, root out its causes, and save the local population. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »