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Super STEM Sleuths: 1

Author(s): Barbara Tharp, MS, Michael T. Vu, MS, Gregory Vogt, EdD, Christopher Burnett, BA, James Denk, MA, and Nancy Moreno, PhD.
Super STEM Sleuths: 1

A replica of the Broad Street pump commemorates the source of the 1854 cholera outbreak in Soho, London.
© Robert David Siegel, MD, PhD, Stanford University.

  • Grades:
  • 3-5 6-8

The Super STEM Sleuths: 1 Teacher's Guide offers an after-school curricular program of informal, engaging content developed to improve young students’ knowledge of infectious diseases and the immune system. Using examples from human body systems and current research, Super STEM Sleuths is designed to enhance elementary students’ science skills, learning experiences and career awareness. The following activities are offered.

1. Modeling the Spread of Germs - Super STEM Sleuths Introduction

2. Magnification - Is Seeing Believing?

3. Microbe Scavenger Hunt - Microbes Are Everywhere

4. Microbes in Food - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

5. Food and Fermentation - Energy for Life

6. Mold Cultures - What's Growing on that Bread?

7. The Size of Microbes - Scale Matters

8. Make a Virus - A Model of HIV

9. Spreading Infectious Disease - Catch!

10. Population Density and Disease - The Gang's all Here

11. Inside the Cholera Epidemic of 1854 - The Ghost Map

12. Fight Vibrio Cholera!

13. Disease Video From the Inside Out - Osmosis Jones


Activity 11

Access The Ghost Map slide set.

Download The Ghost Map: 16-in. x 16-in. format.

Download The Ghost Map: Four sections, plotting instructions.

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Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Foundations for Student Success: National After School Network
Grant Numbers: 5R25AI084826, R25A1097453

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