Science Ambassador Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans - Hantavirus
Rodent Borne Diseases: Getting the Facts Out There (PDF)
In this lesson, students will research one aspect of either hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) or lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV). Students will use what they learn during their research to produce a public service announcement in the form of a brochure, poster, radio announcement or television commercial. This lesson is for use after students have covered the basics of viruses, viral infection, and immunology. Students should know what a virus is, the basic methods of transmission, and how the human immune system reacts to infection by a virus. This lesson is suitable for students in grades 6–10 and could be used in a science, health, or health science technology course.
High school lesson plan topics - Hantavirus
The Hantavirus Haunting: Solving The Case (PDF)
This lesson is for a high school introductory biology class. Students will take part in a scientific investigation of a 1993 hantavirus outbreak and learn how to prevent hantavirus infection.
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