Way cool animation of a white blood cell doing it's thing to fight diseases right here
Make sure to finish your disease simulator lab tonight!
Need to explain to any dinosaurs around you about the effect of herd immunity and why this kid IS the danger? Here is what we watched today... Here is another site with some additional games/activities about vaccination.
We will revisit vaccines again on Friday.
Write your simulation lab conclusions this weekend. Remember what to do? Here it is:
Conclusion Summary: Summarize what you have learned about the spread of influenza in a population. Include discussion of population density, population mixing, and vaccination effectiveness. Use detailed and specific data from the lab to support your conclusion and apply to larger populations. Remember to use CEAL to write the conclusion (state the claim or problem, give actual data as evidence to support, use mathematical analysis as you connect the results to the problem, and make sure to leave this paragraph all wrapped up with your amazing writing skills).
Make the following correction to your Disease Lab Day 2 Procedure: (need lab paper?)
5. Now analyze your data. You may calculate the percent infected (infection rate) for each vaccination rate. Use average number immune at end + average dead - number vaccinated/ population density number x 100. (to calculate # vaccinated multiply the percent of vaccinated * total population) ex: 10% of 600 is 60
We discovered pretty quickly during period 1 that we did not have the correct calculation for percent infected when immunizations came into play. IF you are from period 1, 3, or 4 and are reading this post CHANGE YOUR DATA!!! If you are from period 5 or 6 you already know of this change... here is a reminder. If you aren't even reading this post it doesn't matter now does it :) but we will correct on Friday in class. Still need to collect data? Click here for simulator... change the variables as needed!
BACK TO ROOM 211!
We will be working in the computer lab for two more days, however today is the ONLY one for winding up pamphlets. If you are not done today you will need to print on YOUR time (if you have been absent for a day or two you need to talk to me about your alternative project).
Disease simulator work today: how does population mixing, population density, and the use of vaccines affect the spread of influenza? Data collection, data analysis, multiple trials, conclusions: science science science!
Click here to find the simulator we will use for this activity.
Disease pamphlet work continues... IF you find you are all done and have printed your pamphlet you can start to explore the disease simulation we will be using Wednesday and Thursday. I would recommend following the overview and look at their lessons to tinker with the variables... make sure you open the simulator to explore! You can discover how Kold, Impfluenza, and Red Death moves through a population...
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