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Indicators that students have achieved the standards:
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships of science, technology and society
- Application of scientific habits in order to apply scientific processes and principles to everyday life.
- Students will demonstrate they are scientifically literate citizens who develop and apply the skills of scientific inquiry.
- Analyzing and synthesizing information as well as communicating understanding of science concepts.
- Solving problems applying scientific reasoning.
Learning Objectives (The student will...)
- Develop a working knowledge of tick-borne diseases
- Apply scientific principals to graph analysis and zoonotic scenarios
- Demonstrate an understanding of zoonosis
Assessment and criteria for judging student progress toward indicator:
- Pre-test given before lesson begins – no score required
- The student will demonstrate comprehension through group related activity, verbal assessment as well as formal assessment and hand-in work.
- Post-test given after completion of unit – student should score 75% or better to demonstrate acceptable understanding
Daily learning activities (includes active engagement, connectedness, reflection):
Article annotation (see provided article / reading list for student annotation) Provide students with article for standard classroom annotation and discussion of article
Day #1 (50 min)
Provide tick-borne pre-test for baseline understanding on tick-borne disease Collect data for pre / post test results to demonstrate learning acquired
Follow “One-Health” lesson plan attached Information PowerPoint included Student activity
Day #2 (50 min)
Follow tick-borne disease PowerPoint Includes a YouTube video (up to 15 min)
Provide tick identification flash card activity (attached) Students to work on in remaining time or at home (prepares for some questions on test)
Day #3 (90 min)
Lab activity Diagnosing tick-borne illness Lab procedures attached – advanced set-up needed
Post-test (information attached) Collect data – compare results to pre-test to demonstrate level of understanding
Continue exploration on topic as time permits Web links / activities in One Health lesson or Tick-Borne lesson
See list of extension activities for continued learning on the topic including:
Spatial epidemiology Lab extension (PCR of simulated tick-borne pathogens) Tick collection Marketing project