Infectious Diseases

The vaccination and infectious disease module covers the concepts of organizing and analyzing data using the topics of vaccination and infectious diseases. Students will have the opportunity to guide their own learning through a variety of “learning objects” intended to provide critical thinking about and application of required science standards.

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OVERVIEW

Brief description of the module, subject TEKS, NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, and knowledge objectives

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: DATA COLLECTION AND ORGANIZATION

Define data and provide examples of types of data | Use pie charts, bar graphs, and line graphs according to the type of data represented

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: ANALYZING DATA

Analyze infectious disease and vaccination data using the mathematical calculations | Analyze data to formulate conclusions and predict trends related to vaccinations and infectious diseases

CASE STUDY: INFLUENZA

Define infectious disease | Describe how the immune system and vaccinations work together to fight infectious diseases | Analyze influenza data to compare and contrast seasonal and pandemic flu

BACKPACK ADVENTURES

Science fiction story built upon factual science concepts

MAKE A NOTE OF THAT

Note-taking guides

MEET A SCIENTIST

Biography of a research pioneer in the topic area

REAL SCIENCE REVIEW

Guided simulated peer review of published research re-written for readability

PRACTICE

Mnemonic tools and digital games

SCIENTIST VIDEOS

Video presentation from a scientist in topic area