(CNN Student News) -- Students will research MRSA's effects on the human body, how the bacteria spreads and how it can be prevented and treated.
Send student groups on a multimedia scavenger hunt to learn about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Pose the following questions to guide students' research:
Direct groups to organize their findings into the following categories:
Finally, have groups create brochures to educate their peers about MRSA. Students can distribute the brochures to other classes and to the school nurse.
Science: Grades 9-12
Content Standard C: Life Science
As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of:
• The cell
• Interdependence of organisms
Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop an understanding of:
• Personal and community health
• Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
Standard 3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d. process data and report results.
The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Students (http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS/) are published by the International Society for Technology in Education (http://www.iste.org/).
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