Student and Educator Resources

Are you an educator that needs more scientific activities for your students? Are you a student that enjoy science and want to learn more about it? The links below provide interactive learning opportunities for students and creatively gives a deeper look in the world of science. Learn about microbiology, infectious diseases or become a food detective and learn about different types of bacteria.

EXCITE! – Teacher Roadmap – a collection of resources for educators wishing to teach classes, units or entire courses in epidemiology and public health sciences (EPHS).

Countdown to Zeroexternal icon Defeating Disease is presented by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with The Carter Center.

Fight Back!external icon – Kids, the Food Detectives need your help to fight an enemy…Bacteria! Play the games, listen to the songs and solve the cases to become a Food Detective!

KidsHealth for Kidsexternal icon – Calling all kids! Visit this Web site for awesome articles, fun features, and interactive activities.

Science Ambassadors – Science teachers from nationwide middle and high schools compete for the chance to collaborate with CDC scientists on epidemiologic-based lesson plans.

Stalking the Mysterious Microbe!external icon – MicrobeWorld explores the world of microbes with vivid images and descriptions. Learn about microbiology, what microbiologists do, how they do it, and current topics in the news.

STEM Lessons – The CDCM Public Health Academy STEM Lessons aim to educate students about public health issues through the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Teen Newsletter – The CDCM Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter introduces teens to public health topics. Each month focuses on a different public health topic that CDC studies.​

The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel – A graphic novel intended to educate youth audiences about variant flu and the real disease detective work conducted by public and animal health experts when outbreaks of infectious diseases occur. Also check out the educational activities to accompany the graphic novel for use in middle and high school STEM classrooms.

University of California 4-H Junior Disease Detectives Curriculumexternal icon – Learn about disease outbreaks, virus transmissions, public health investigations and how protective actions like hand washing, wearing masks, vaccinations, and herd immunity help manage negative public health outcomes. This project is designed for youth that are at least 12 years old. This is a virtual delivery adaptation of The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel lessons.​

Page last reviewed: April 26, 2021