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Title: Biodefense: A Need for Public Understanding and the Critical Role of Science Teachers PDF
Url: http://science.education.nih.gov/WebPages.nsf/WebPages/Biodefense+Ins...
Publisher: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of Science Education.
Description: In the light of the recent concerns over the threat and possibility of bioterrorism, the Office of Science Education at the National Institutes of Health has recently released this informative pamphlet (originally published in fall 2002) for teachers hoping to broaden the topic in the classroom. The publication itself gives teacher an opportunity to discuss how public health decisions are made, explain the role of vaccination in public health, and how to effectively address student concerns about bioterrorist attacks. Many of the pieces in the pamphlet were written by Robert Taylor, a science journalist and editor who taught high school chemistry before returning to take his PhD in chemistry from Georgetown University. Other pieces in the publication include an interview with Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases and an extended piece about smallpox. Educators and the general public will find this 12-page publication informative, both in terms of providing substantive scientific information and in dispelling popular misconceptions about bioterrorism.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Internal medicine -- Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid -- By activity or environment, A-Z -- Terrorism. Bioterrorism
Military science -- Military engineering. Air forces -- Military engineering -- Attack and defense. Siege warfare -- Biological warfare. Bacterial warfare
Social sciences -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology -- Criminal justice administration -- Police. Detectives. Constabulary -- Police duty. Methods of protection -- Investigation of crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners -- Investigation and detection of special crimes, A-Z -- Terrorism
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Health -- Body systems and senses
Science -- Informal education
Health -- Safety
Key Concept: Biology
Health -- Public health
Date Issued: 2002
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: Higher Education
Technical School Second Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-08-18 03:00:06 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-08-23 13:55:49 (W3C-DTF)
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