Online Infectious Disease Activities

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National Institutes of Health—SEPA–Infectious Disease: evolving challenges to human health.
This interactive program provides students with information on global distribution of disease, tracing emerging diseases, vaccines and human immunity, antibiotics and emerging drug resistance, and more.

 The Flu I.Q.
An interactive quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test your flu knowledge.

CDC—Emerging Infectious Diseases widget
An interactive quiz from the CDC that tests your knowledge about some infectious disease issues.

 Bacterial Identification Virtual Lab
The virtual lab activity by Howard Hughes Medical Institute:  BioInteractive-Free Resources for Science Education introduces students with how different types of bacteria are identified based on their DNA sequences. Students read a description of the process and gain valuable science content about the process while they virtually go through the steps to a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) procedure.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)—BioInteractive
Hundreds of free science education resources. Interactive programs present science topics in an engaging format. Students have opportunities for critical thinking throughout the programs. Embedded, short videos show scientists in the field and video from local areas around the world. Programs that focus on infectious disease include:

Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease

Howard Hughes Medical Institute—Mosquito Live Cycle Activity

Collections of videos, activities, and demonstrations that focus on a biological topic. Each collection has diverse strategies and multi-media resources that cover the topic. Topics include Scientists At Work, Organismal Biology, Chemistry of Life, Scientific Processes, Diversity of Organisms, Ecology, Biology of Cells, Genetics, and more.

Immunology Virtual Lab
A virtual lab activity by Howard Hughes Medical Institute that teaches the procedures of performing an ELISA test to determine whether a particular antibody is present in a patient’s blood sample.

Glencoe Virtual Lab—What Kills Germs?
Students virtually perform a lab activity to inoculate culture plate with bacteria, apply antibiotic discs, and observe zones of inhibition.

MedMyst: Medical Mysteries on the Web
RICE Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
An interactive game about types of pathogens, methods of disease transmission, Koch’s postulates, and prevention strategies.

HHMI—BioInteractive-Interactive Media
Collection of HHMI BioInteractive’s popular virtual labs, click and learn activities, and interactive videos.