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View Resource Center for Disease Control and Prevention: H1N1 Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created this uniformly excellent site to help the general public learn about the H1N1 flu. The homepage is well-organized, and it contains helpful social networking buttons, along with direct links to email updates, and their RSS feed. Here, visitors can also read the "Situation Update" section, which includes a map of the United States...

View Resource Flu Basics

BioEd Online is an ?educational resource for educators, students, and parents? from the Baylor College of Medicine. This is an excellent place to find educational materials and current information in the field of biology. The ?Hot Topics? section of this site focus on current events and issues in biology that are ?receiving national attention.? The influenza virus has plagued humans for eons, a...

View Resource The Science of HIV/AIDS

The folks at the BioEd Online website have crafted this very helpful set of educational materials for those who seek to teach their students about HIV/AIDS. The materials here will help students understand the virus that causes AIDS, how infectious agents multiply in organisms, and the worldwide spread of HIV/AIDS. The "Individual Activities" section contains five separate educational activities,...

View Resource Pass It On

This page provides a problem-based activity on risk assessment of environmental health issues. Students will look at how people pass diseases and germs through their hands. "Before students enter class, sprinkle the doorknob with floor or talc powder. Hopefully, they will not notice the powder on their hands. Ten or fifteen minutes into the class period look for evidence of the power on student...

View Resource Outbreak Simulation

This page provides a problem-based activity on risk assessment of environmental health issues. The activity asks students to "study and research emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, particularly through vector-borne, food-borne, and water-borne educational activities" and "understand that certain exposures in the environment cause various infectious diseases." The activity asks students...

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