Learning about (and using!) scientific models is a major emphasis in NGSS. Educational simulations and games about infectious diseases can provide students opportunities to work with simple models in the context of current events.

I have rounded up a list (with links) to several educational simulations & games from various source about diseases and the medical responses to them: https://flyrussell.com/reviews-disease.

Simulations and games provide minds-on, active learning opportunities for students. If you have suddenly shifted to online teaching and need help engaging students in ways that partially substitute for the decrease in face-to-face and hands-on engagement the normal classroom environment provides, consider adding educational simulations to the mix.

I'll be adding more items to my list in the coming weeks.

 

Randy Russell
Randy Russell
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