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Product 14929

By: The Flinn Staff

With the Epidemic Simulation Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, simulate the movement of a deadly pathogen as you become a "world traveller." Excellent simulation illustrates the importance of good hygiene.

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How is an epidemic started? Can it be stopped? Students simulate the movement of a deadly pathogen as they become “world travelers.” How easily will it travel from one international city to another when students simply shake hands? An excellent simulation to illustrate the importance of good hygiene. It is also a safe alternative compared to the traditional acid/base indicator pathogen-simulation labs. Background information about the field of epidemiology, a step-by-step procedure, student worksheets, overheads, and complete teacher notes are provided. Enough materials for 150 students. An ultraviolet light is needed.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-4. Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.