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Title: Attack of the Killer Mosquitoes! Scientific Modeling and the Scientific Method
Description: This activity explores the scientific method and how scientific modeling fits in to the scientific method as a whole. Designed around the premise of an outbreak of yellow fever, this activity introduces students to scientific modeling and has students participate in a hands-on activity to test a simple model of vector-borne disease. Afterwards, the class discusses the results and their applicability to the real world. The entire activity is structured around the scientific method. This activity is a supplement to the PEER module “Texas, 1867,” but it can stand alone. When you download this lesson plan and its accompanying files, please place them all in the same folder, or the links within the files will not work. 
Key Words: Scientific Method 
Grade Level: 7th 
Subject: Science 
 Vector-Borne Disease lesson plan.doc
 Vector-Borne Disease Slide Show.ppt
 Vector-Borne Disease Model 1.xls
 Vector-Borne Disease Model 2.xls

Teacher's Request: I teach a 7th grade science class, and I am looking for ways to demonstrate how scientists model natural processes. Also, anything that helps solidify the students’ understanding of the scientific method would be very helpful. I would appreciate any resources you have, but hands-on activities seem to work the best.


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