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  1. 1. Diseases—What and how to prevent diseases<br />By Hajja Baize<br />9/15/09<br />
  2. 2. Science Standard 4—The Living Environment<br />Indicator 4.4.11<br />Taken from<br />Link to activity<br />
  3. 3. Definitions<br />Disease—an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.<br />Vaccination—a precaution against contracting a disease.<br />Chicken pox—contagious disease, usually in children, caused by a virus and marked by low grade fever and blister spots.<br />Strep—Spherical Gram plus bacteria occurring in pairs or chains usually in throat.<br />Mumps—Acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands.<br />
  4. 4. Background Information<br />Diseases<br />Impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning that can either be cured by a shot which includes medicine or prevented from the beginning by a vaccination.<br />
  5. 5. Diseases (think of diseases)<br />Three Columns on board<br />Caught once<br />Caught lots<br />Caught never<br />
  6. 6. Diseases—How do you catch each one?<br />Which do you catch only once? (Fill in chart)<br />Which make you sick lots of times? (Fill in chart)<br />Which have you heard of before, but never caught? (Fill in chart)<br />
  7. 7. Diseases—Nothing, vaccination, or shot with medicine?<br />Explain that most humans only get sick once from diseases, like chicken pox, because after you have it your body recognizes it and can fight it again.<br />Explain that diseases like a cold or ear infection make us sick lots of times because the diseases have more than one type.<br />Explain that some shots contain medicine and can help prevent against the disease of that type, while others contain vaccines that prevent all types of that disease.<br />
  8. 8. Discussion<br /><ul><li>Discuss with them the diseases they will more than likely not get sick from and list them.</li></li></ul><li>Completion<br />Have students fill out rest of chart telling you which diseases have vaccines and check next to each disease that contains a vaccine and discuss with class.<br />
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