COSM

Vectors and Disease

Activity Summary
Students will exchange liquids (representing body fluids) with their classmates to simulate disease transmission. Then the teacher will come around and place a drop of “infection indicator” into each student’s cup. Students will figure out who was the
original source of the infection by recalling which students they exchanged liquids with. Glow germ powder will be used in order to show how germs are spread. Glow germ powder will be placed strategically around the room and at the end of class, the teacher will turn out the lights and germ infested areas will glow in the dark.

Grade Levels
9-12

Learning Objectives
1. List different ways germs/pathogens are transmitted

Lesson Materials (view or download)
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Lesson Plans

Keywords
vector, pathogen, host

Last updated: 3/4/2015

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