Vaccinations prevent disease. There is information on vaccine history and development, types of vaccines, and how vaccines work. Students and teachers can learn about vaccines for human papillomavirus, whooping cough, polio, flu, and other diseases. Included are eThemes resources on germs, viral diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and polio.
Click on a movie to learn how vaccines work. Includes activities and a quiz on the topic. There are related topics on immune system and flu and flu vaccine on the right. NOTE: A subscription is required.
In a 24-page pdf lesson plan, students will learn about spread of diseases and the important of vaccination through a research-based activity. This lesson plan begins on page 2 of the pdf file, which includes six lesson plans on vaccinations and sexual health.
Sites are about germs (bacteria and viruses) and diseases. Covers tips for disease prevention, such as hand-washing, food safety, vaccines, etc. Includes lesson plans, hands-on activities and interactive games.
What are viruses? Which viruses can cause cancer? Find the answers on these web sites. Learn about these viruses: the human papillomavirus, chicken pox, and dengue fever. Included are eThemes resources on polio, pandemics, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
These sites are about Sexually Transmitted Diseases. There is information on signs and symptoms of different STDs, how STDs are transmitted from person to person, how to prevent STD transmission, and which diseases are most common. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. population diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes an interactive tutorial, a lesson plan, and a link to an eThemes Resource on AIDS/HIV.
These sites about polio explain how the disease is spread and the efforts to eradicate it by 2005. Find out where in the world there has been a recent increase in polio cases. See photographs documenting the fight against polio, and explore interactive timelines to learn why new cases have drastically decreased since the 1950s. Read biographies about Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, inventors of two different polio vaccines. Also learn about the iron lung and how it helped people with polio. Includes information about author Peg Kehret's book, "Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio."