Curricula - Vector-borne Disease
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Teacher Guide: Biodiversity and Vector-borne Disease Curriculum Module

In addition, here are the accompanying student test and answer key.


This unit was developed by the Yale Peabody Museum between 2005 and 2010 through a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health. It explores two important vector-borne diseases in Connecticut - Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus - as well as the arthropod vectors that spread them, ticks and mosquitoes respectively. The unit also follows the Event-Based Science (EBS) Instructional Model in which students become the scientists, their work is a solution to a real problem, and the teacher acts as coach, guide, and advisor. The entire unit is designed to be taught in 4 weeks.


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