Despite the recent Ebola scare that has swept our country, the disease is not new, not unmanageably contagious, nor guaranteed deadly. In fact, if contracted, your survival depends not on exotic cures or vaccines or technologies but more on the extent and depth of a country's basic healthcare infrastructure.
To what extent are pharmaceutical companies willing to invest in vaccines and therapies for deadly diseases if the amount to be made from such investments are small or difficult to anticipate? Should other factors besides profits be taken into consideration before making such decisions?
Students begin the research needed to write a proposal to the school board advocating pro-active safety procedures.
In this lesson, students will evaluate the different responses to a shooter on campus.
Students practice critical thinking skills in a barricading situation. They collaborate on problems and needs that would arise when students would need to lockdown or barricade in their class.
In this lesson, students apply all that they have learned about being prepared for an on-campus intruder by creating a barricading safety presentation.
Students will work in epidemiological response teams to control a major infectious disease that infected students at their campus.
Students will form a School Disaster Plan based on natural disasters or hazards that may threaten their school.
This is the culmination of Part 1 of this lesson on planning for a school-wide disaster. Students will present their School Disaster Plan based on natural disasters or hazards that may threaten their school to a community audience.
In this lesson, students will design and test tin foil boat inventions, with a goal of holding the most weight, demonstrating their knowledge of Archimedes Principle, as well as calculating density.
In these lessons, students will be able to learn what surface area is through an understanding of each shape's map and then be able to correctly calculate their corresponding surface area with the appropriate formula. Additionally, students will be able to use their newly acquired skills in a real world problem challenge.
In this lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of what effects a landfill has on the environment, as well as on humans, and how long it takes certain items to degrade or decompose. More importantly, they will have the opportunity to debate their own opinions on landfill topics as well as create their own mini landfill model.
This lesson is designed to cover how ancient civilizations used and leveraged solar power.
This lesson is designed to help students dig into the importance of boats on ancient societies, in particular through the use of trade.
Students will work collaboratively with each other to learn about how boats/ships have evolved over the centuries.