Infectious Disease Case Study
Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, Deanne B. Erdmann, MS, Sonia Rahmati Clayton, PhD, and James P. Denk, MA
What Do You Know About Being Sick?
Open a conversation with your students by asking them to respond to and discuss the following questions.
- How do you know when you are sick?
- What are some common diseases?
- Are all diseases alike?
- Are all diseases caused by a kind of microbe?
- Do some different diseases have similar symptoms?
You may want to list students’ responses on the board.
- Moreno, N., Tharp, B., Erdmann, D., Rahmati Clayton, S., Denk, J. (2008). The Science of Microbes Teacher’s Guide. Houston, TX: BioEd.
- Gathany, J. (2009). How germs spread, #11162. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved 11-15-2009, from http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/.
- Boy with diphtheria #6378. (1995). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved 11-15-2009, from http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/.
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Grant Number: 5R25RR018605