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Product 14933

By: The Flinn Staff

With the Outbreak and A Study in Epidemiology Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, study one of the most familiar and contagious school diseases-conjunctivitis (pinkeye). Provide a hpothesis and test it.

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Students become Center for Disease Control scientists as they uncover the source of a serious epidemic in a school. The scenario takes advantage of one of the most familiar and contagious school diseases-conjunctivitis (pinkeye). The students first provide a hypothesis and then use the same analytical methods that epidemiologists use to test their hypothesis. Students calculate the prevalence, the risk of infection and the relative risk of infection for the students in the school scenario. Complete with an informative background on the field of epidemiology, step-by-step procedures, student worksheets and teacher notes. All the materials are completely reusable.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Engaging in argument from evidence
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.