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Middle School Infectious Disease Project

Adolescents demand to know and understand how the work they do is relevant to their lives. Our highly interactive, interdisciplinary curriculum offers adolescents the opportunity to experience practical roles that integrate and apply academic studies to the real world.

In science class, middle school students studied infectious diseases and chose one in which to research independently. They made infographics that included information such as signs of the illness, symptoms, and treatments. In dLab, they created a model of the microbe that causes the disease.

One of the requirements of the project was to show not just the outside of the virus/bacteria/parasite, but also the inside and perhaps some of its mechanisms for transmission or replication.