Students learn about two different kinds of disease transmission through a Bubble Sickness game and a High Five game to introduce the concepts of symptoms, contagious, contagion, direct/indirect transmission, microbe, and infectious diseases.
In this series of activities, students learn about how microbial diseases are transmitted and start to think about who is involved in a community response to an outbreak of an infectious disease. Students use the case of John Snow to learn how epidemiologists can use maps to locate the source of an outbreak and map a hypothetical pathway of disease transmission for a particular disease. This lesson is part of the Menacing Microbes unit.
Have you ever wondered what stretching actually does to your muscles and your body? What is the best way to stretch? And why are some people...stretchier than others? Those questions and more will be explored in this TED-Ed video.
As more and more parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children or are vaccinating them later, diseases like measles are making a comeback. Are vaccines safe? How do vaccines work? Why do some people claim there is a link between vaccines and autism?
Examine the growing debate over childhood vaccines in this video excerpt from FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War. Vaccines have been touted as one of the most successful advances of modern medicine, yet an increasing number of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children because of possible side effects. Learn about the debate among public health officials, doctors, and parents centered around vaccine safety.
This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek explains how something so small as a virus can make you so sick. You'll see the process of a virus replicating in a cell. This video can be played when teaching a lesson on preventing the spread of germs.
Learn about working in sports therapy from Anita O’Brian, a therapeutic recreation specialist. She manages SportsNet at Rochester Rehabilitation in Rochester, New York. She explains how she enables people to participate in a wide variety of therapeutic recreation activities.
Minnie, a teenager living with diabetes, goes to a gym for the first time to work out in this video adapted from Living with MyType2. Minnie’s coach, Brandi, guides her through different exercises and stretches. She also discusses some strategies that Minnie can adopt to stay motivated to exercise and help control her diabetes.
Learn how far coughs, sneezes, and vomit travel, in this episode of Gross Science from NOVA. Scientists can use technology to track the liquids that fly out of noses and mouths and study how far germs can travel. Researchers at MIT used high-speed cameras to reveal that the droplets in a cough or sneeze travel in an invisible gas cloud, which can carry germs much farther than people previously thought.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.