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The Centers for Disease Control provide health and life saving information about epidemics that may concern our nation and citizens, but what are scientists studying and discovering. By starting with the basics of life and learning more about some of the microscopic organisms that affect our cities and well-being, we will become more knowledgeable citizens. Current issues in the news will guide our discussion and debate of the topic.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $125.00
Point to Point: $125.00
By Request: $125.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University

Indianapolis, IN
United States

We provide quality experiences that promote science learning for students, educators, and the general public. The Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University provides participants with lively demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on life science discovery based on Indiana State Education and National Science Education standards.

Janice Slaughter

Program Details


1. Students will be introduced to real scenarios involving epidemiology.
2. The science will be discussed better understood.
3. Students will participate in an activity related to epidemiology.
4. Participants will debate the ethics of the real world scenarios.


Participants will understand that epidemiology involves understanding the nature of the agent and its containment.
Participants will begin to comprehend that epidemiology is a public health field dependent on the health of populations, not individuals.
Participants will identify at least one individual need that is in direct conflict with a population's needs regarding infection containment.
Participants will identify one situation in which what is best for a population is unclear based on available information.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.9-12.3 Life Science
As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of
The cell
Biological evolution
Interdependence of organisms

NS.9-12.5 Science and Technology
As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop
Understandings about science and technology

NS.9-12.6 Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of
Personal and community health
Population growth
Environmental quality
Natural and human-induced hazards
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

NS.9-12.7 History and Nature of Science
As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop
Science as a human endeavor
Nature of scientific knowledge
Historical perspectives

State Standards

State Standards
Biology 1 Standards
1.15 Understand and explain that, in biological systems, structure and function must be considered together.
1.16 Understand that and describe how the maintenance of a relatively stable internal environment is required for the continuation of life and explain how stability is challenged by changing physical, chemical, and environmental conditions, as well as the presence of disease agents.
1.20 Recognize that and describe how the human immune system is designed to protect against microscopic organisms and foreign substances that enter from outside the body and against some cancer cells that arise within.
1.43 Understand that and describe how organisms are influenced by a particular combination of living and nonliving components of the environment.
Listening and Speaking
9.7.1 Summarize a speaker's purpose and point of view and ask questions concerning the speaker's content, delivery, and attitude toward the subject.
9.7.7 Make judgments about the ideas under discussion and support those judgments with convincing evidence.
10.7.7 Make judgments about the ideas under discussion and support those judgments with convincing evidence.