Middle and High School Student Resources

Camps and In-Person Experiences
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NCHS Data Detectives Camp

This summer STEM camp features fun, hands-on activities, group projects, and computer programs for kids starting 6th or 7th grade. Learn to think like a data detective by asking the right questions, collecting information, analyzing data, and determining the answer.

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CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp

This free, hands-on, academically rigorous STEM day camp is for students going into their junior or senior years. Sample topics include environmental health, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and health communication. Become fully immersed in a team of disease detectives!

 Student Worksite Experience Program

Student Worksite Experience Program

Interested in volunteer opportunities at CDC? You may be eligible for a volunteer position through the Student Work Experience Program at CDC. It’s open to current high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Comics and Graphic Novels
How loud is too loud?

Ask a Scientist Comic Series

Check out this comic series to learn how the body fights disease, how people become infected with germs, and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. En Español.

Junior Detective comic book

Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel

Why did Eddie become sick after the county fair? Is it a new flu strain? How can the Disease Detectives stop the outbreak? This graphic novel brings out the adventure in STEM!

Games and Apps
BAM! Dining Decisions App

BAM! Dining Decisions App

Can you sort the foods in the: Go, Slow, and Whoa categories before they disappear? This free nutrition game teaches kids about healthy foods. Challenge your friends to beat your score!

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Solve the Outbreak App

This challenging STEM game lets you travel the world chasing outbreaks—like the ones real-life CDC Disease Detectives help fight. Tap the virus, select a mission, and start your investigation!

CDC Health IQ App

CDC Health IQ App

Are you an Einstein or a Hot Mess? Do you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to get rid of germs? Test your Health IQ with this free trivia app by downloading to your mobile device. En Español.

Independent Learning Activities
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CDC Museum Public Health Academy STEM Lessons

Learn about public health issues like food safety and environmental hazards. Practice using the scientific method, engineering design process, and the public health approach to communicate your findings. The STEM Lessons offer inquiry-based, hands-on activities that allow students to work in teams or independently.

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CDC Museum Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter

Each month, the Teen Newsletter covers different public health topics that CDC studies. Every newsletter provides an Introduction, explains CDC’s Work, breaks down the topic using the Public Health Approach, gives you a behind the scenes look at historical items Out of the CDC Museum Collection, and offers a live Teen Talk where teens can learn from CDC experts.

story of CDC

CDC Museum The Story of CDC Enrichment Modules

Learn about the roots of American public health. Discover examples of CDC’s work from its beginning to the present day. See topics come to life in the enrichment modules with videos, photos, and activities.

Old CDC microscope

CDC Museum Hidden History Enrichment Modules

Discover the stories behind the historic objects at the CDC Museum. Learn why they are valuable to CDC’s history, and how they came to be a part of the collection. See topics come to life in the enrichment modules with videos, photos, and activities.

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CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course

This free online, academically demanding STEM course is for high school students going into their junior or senior years. Sample topics include epidemiology, laboratory science, global health, and health communication. Students must fully immerse in course material and do assignments on time.

Page last reviewed: February 24, 2022