© 1995 – 2011 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). NOVA Teachers. Using strips of green and white paper, students simulate and trace the spread of a virus.
Activity Duration: 30-60 min
Middle school teacher: Nice group activity. Not too overwhelming or confusing. Not a lot of expensive supplies to buy. Items can be reused. Perfect middle- level activity! Rating: Highly recommended
High school teacher: This activity is easy to assemble and has clear application to the subject matter. My students were very engaged in the activity. Rating: Highly recommended
© 1995 – 2011 Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). NOVA Teachers. Learn how disease specialists traced the origins of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which swept through Zaire in 1995. The specialists compiled a complete “chain of death” of the epidemic; they explain why they fear a mutation of Ebola will emerge that is even more difficult to contain.
Activity Duration: 1 hr
High school teacher: The video has very sobering material--an excellent production, but may be very concerning (scary) to younger middle school students.