Detection of a Simulated Infectious Agent

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NGSS-aligned with MS-LS2.C

An infectious outbreak requires prompt & accurate identification of the biological agent. Often, early clinical symptoms are first identified in exposed individuals & then infectious agents are identified by lab tests. In this kit, students will transmit a simulated infectious agent (chemical dye) between classmates. The simulated infectious agent is only visible under long UV light. The pattern of transmission and primary source will be documented.

Group size: For 25 students

Time required: Complete in 30-35 minutes

Kit includes: instructions, reagents for simulating an infectious agent (fluorescent dye indicator and negative sample), test tubes & caps, transfer pipets, one long UV mini-light, cotton swabs, petroleum jelly, gloves.

All you need: students!

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