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Spreading Swine Flu

Topic: Interpreting & evaluating evidence

This is a FREE activity. The spread of swine flu is increasing and it is estimated that 1 in 3 of the population will catch it with the under 14s being the most vulnerable.

In this activity children will learn about swine flu and its symptoms. They will look at how viruses spread and consider how they can be contained.

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· that certain symptoms indicate whether a person has swine flu

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 2 successfully.

· to use scientific knowledge to decide whether information is accurate or not

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 3 successfully

· how scientists make predictions about the spread of a disease

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 4 successfully.

· how a virus can spread through a population with increasing speed

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 4 successfully.

· that scientists use current data to revise their predictions

Children will demonstrate this by completing the task on page 5 successfully

   
Web Links

Telegraph
The latest news on swine flu

NHS
Q & A about swine flu

Standards Site
Information on the unit 6B Micro organisms

E-bug
Play games and learn about micro organisms, hygiene and antibiotic use.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
Up-to-date information on the swine flu (Pandemic H1N1) and other health issues

Directgov
National Pandemic Flu service.

 
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