Part of Lesson Plan: Spread of disease
Activity Overview / Details
To setup for this lab you need to have Simulated Body Fluid (Water is the easy substance and it is free) a cup or other small container for each student, a testing agent (preferably one that will make a color change), and a simulated exposure element to mix into only one student cup, a small vial or another cup can be used to take the original sample of each individual to be tested after the original infected person has been found. You can purchase this complete lab through WARD's or you can purchase the refill kit and use your own containers and pippettes/eyedroppers. (You can choose not to use pippettes or eyedroppers and just have the students exchange fluid by pouring half of the fluid into the other students cup and then pouring the same amount back into the original students cup) You should also either make your own copy of the student lab sheet or use the WARD's copy. Just make sure that you have all the equipment you need.
Materials / Resource
- Wards Simulated Disease Transmission Lab Activity.pdf [ Download ] WARDS example lab packet complete with teacher info.