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West Nile Virus Transmission—Super Value Game

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB2107 

Price: $48.41

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In the West Nile Virus Transmission Game for biology and life science, assume the role of a disease vector or host and witness firsthand how vector-borne diseases spread and the ways they can affect entire ecosystems.

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The vector-borne disease, West Nile Virus, began in Uganda and was first documented in the United States in New York City. It has since spread to every state across the country. Depending on the organisms infected, some species can be virtually eliminated by the disease while others remain largely unaffected. In this interactive game, students assume the role of a disease vector or host. They witness firsthand how vector-borne diseases spread and the ways they can affect entire ecosystems.

Super value game is complete for 30 students. All materials including laminated cards and dry erase markers are reusable, making this game a great value!


Materials Included in Kit: 
Dry erase marker, blue, 3
Dry erase marker, red, 6
West nile virus playing cards laminated, set of 24 cards

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
HS-LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
HS-LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
HS-LS4.C: Adaptation

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Structure and function
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-2: Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
HS-LS2-6: Evaluate claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.
HS-LS2-8: Evaluate evidence for the role of group behavior on individual and species’ chances to survive and reproduce