Module 1 Lesson 5 - Modeling the Spread of Disease

Posted November 17, 2019 by wellina

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Teaching Summary

Getting Started 5 minutes (Review)

  1. Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson

Activity #1: Introduction to Epidemiology 25 minutes (New Learning)

  1. Epidemiology and the spread of disease

Activity #2: Modeling the Spread of Disease 25 minutes (Guided Practice and Discovery)

  1. New concepts and commands
  2. Altering Colliding Turtles to an Epidemic Model and adding widgets
  3. Customizing your model [adding transmission and recovery]
  4. Test your model

Wrap-Up 5 minutes (Reflection)

  1. What does this model tell you? Can it be trusted?
  2. What other things move through a population like a disease? [Rumors, ideas, etc.]

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