Infectious Disease Outbreaks

£D graphic visualisation of viruses

This interactive learning tool on infectious disease outbreaks for ages 10 to 15, was created by students Rosemary McManus & Lina Gonzalez Gordon as part of a Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) initiative through the 2020 Small Grant Funding Call as part of the project ‘Understanding the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Scotland to design and model lockdown exit strategies: A risk-based approach to policy prioritisation’.

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation with audio storytelling and interactive quizzes. Topics covered include:

  1. How an infectious disease outbreak can start and how it can spread
  2. How infectious diseases can involve both humans and animals
  3. How different scientists help with outbreak response

Learning outcomes

  • HWB 2-15a / HWB 3-15a – I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my wellbeing and health.
  • HWB 2-16a / HWB 3-16a – I am learning to assess and manage risk, to protect myself and others, and to reduce the potential for harm when possible
  • HWB 2-17a / HWB 3-17a – I know and can demonstrate how to keep myself and others safe and how to respond in a range of emergency situations.
  • HWB 2-33a – Having learned about cleanliness, hygiene and safety, I can apply these principles to my everyday routines, understanding their importance to health and wellbeing.
  • SCN 2-20a – Through research and discussion I have an appreciation of the contribution that individuals are making to scientific discovery and invention and the impact this has made on society.
  • SCN 2-20b -I can report and comment on current scientific news items to develop my knowledge and understanding of topical science.
  • SCN 3-20a – I have collaborated with others to find and present information on how scientists from Scotland and beyond have contributed to innovative research and development.

Click here to view and download Infectious Disease Outbreaks interactive learning tool on TES


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