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Middle and High School

The following resources include science and public health education resources for middle and high school students.

CDC Websites for Kids and Teens: This webpage provides links to CDC and other federal government health websites specifically for kids and teens.

Experiential Public Health Learning Opportunities for Middle and High School Students

CDC developed and cosponsors the Disease Detectives Event of the Science Olympiad. This is a series of inter-scholastic competitions where elementary,- middle,- and high-school students apply scientific methods and critical thinking skills used to investigate public health problems.

The following activities are offered by the David J. Sencer CDC Museum and target middle- and high-school students.

  • CDC Disease Detective Camp is a week-long day camp for high school juniors and seniors. This activity exposes students to epidemiology, the field of public health, and the diverse career opportunities within the field of public health.

  • CDC Junior Disease Detective Camp (Junior Camp) is a 3-day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders. Attendees will learn basic epidemiologic terms and sample a number of public health fields.

  • is a 2-day program for rising high-school juniors and seniors with prior exposure to epidemiology. Using Epi Info™ software, students will design an epidemiologic study and will analyze data from the study during the course session.