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What is an Epidemic and How Does An Infection Spread?

SKU: S-68
$59.00

ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:


NGSS-aligned with MS-LS2

Infectious agents such as bacteria & viruses can spread rapidly through a population and cause widespread disease and death. In this experiment, your students will use colored solutions to simulate the spreading of a disease in the classroom.

• Explore how bacteria & viruses spread through a population
• Use clear solutions and a color-changing indicator to model a classroom infection
• Record potential infection events and practice contract tracing
• Discuss different types of infections and different detection techniques

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Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Complete in 30 minutes


Kit Includes:

Instructions, HCl solution, NaOH, color indicator, test tubes & pipets.


All You Need:

Students!


Storage:

Room Temperature

Resources

Safety Data Sheets:

Lesson Plans:

Edvotek® YouTube Live Stream - Tracking the Spread of Disease - One of the most important ways we can prevent the spread of disease is by stopping it at its source. This is accomplished through a combination of testing for disease and tracing its spread. In this workshop, we will explore how viruses are transmitted between individuals using a simulated infectious agent. Using the results, we will model the spread of disease and analyze the results to identify "Patient Zero." This exploration can be applied to lessons discussing the transmission of most diseases, including Influenza, Measles, and COVID-19.

Group Size:

For 10 lab groups


Time Required:

Complete in 30 minutes


Kit Includes:

Instructions, HCl solution, NaOH, color indicator, test tubes & pipets.


All You Need:

Students!


Storage:

Room Temperature

Safety Data Sheets:

Lesson Plans:

Edvotek® YouTube Live Stream - Tracking the Spread of Disease - One of the most important ways we can prevent the spread of disease is by stopping it at its source. This is accomplished through a combination of testing for disease and tracing its spread. In this workshop, we will explore how viruses are transmitted between individuals using a simulated infectious agent. Using the results, we will model the spread of disease and analyze the results to identify "Patient Zero." This exploration can be applied to lessons discussing the transmission of most diseases, including Influenza, Measles, and COVID-19.