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DESTROY DENGUE

11-13 yrs old

Geography

Physical Health & Wellness

Science

The global incidence of dengue has grown, leading to death in recent decades. About half of the world's population is at risk.

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May 3, 2018

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Skills

  • Communication

External References

Minecraft | CRAZY INSECTS MOD!

Virtual Reality game to fight with crazy insects like Hercules, Beetles praying Mantis and more.

Supporting Files

Dengue- A deadly mosquito borne viral disease


Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses

Learning Objectives

  • Students will design and create Minecraft worlds illustrating the before and after effects of Dengue Mosquito attack.
  • Students will make predictions of growing more plants with mosquito-repellent properties like feverfew, marigold, citronella, catnip, rosemary, basil and lavender.
  • Students will research and present their call to action for stopping the spread of Dengue mosquito attack.

Guiding Ideas

As students enter the class, and the subject is being introduced, play this Youtube Video while they get settled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSm-N-C7BA0

•Building Prior Knowledge -

Watch these videos on the spread of Dengue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrxYPYnro6w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rvVG2ko7Eo

• Next, show the students the following digital images of deforestation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue_fever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8hLI3lXE38

http://time.com/4296193/who-dengue-vaccine/

Stopping The Spread Of Deadly Dengue Fever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hb59oXYLbg

12 Ways To Boost Immunity To Prevent Dengue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzB4qen8wnA

Class discussion:

As the students get into groups and discuss about the Dengue mosquito-born viral disease, they share the cause and after effects, along with preventive techniques that can be adopted, as it relates to different parts of the world. Answers are recorded in a central location to be used as a reference throughout the lesson.

• Dengue doesn't spread from person to person. You can prevent the risk of the disease by keeping your surroundings clean and wearing protective clothing. The dengue mosquito typically attacks during the day and some experts say the favorite spots are below the elbow and below the knee. They are generally active between the time period of August-October and do not breed when the temperature falls.

• Reduce the mosquito habitat by removing standing water around your house. You could turn to natural repellents like Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender, Neem Oil and Cinnamon Oil to protect yourself against mosquito bites.

• There are a number of plants that have mosquito repellent properties like feverfew, citronella, catnip, and lavender. Place them around your house to keep mosquitoes away. Even herbs like garlic, lemongrass, basil, peppermint, rosemary may help.

 

Student Activities

Student Activities

Problem -based learning

Option one: Design and create a Minecraft world illustrating an area in your state that has experiences of Dengue attack. Students could take before and after effects of Dengue attack.

• Once the design is complete, take a screenshot demonstrating before and after for each point in time.

Option two: Design and create a Minecraft world where preventive measures are taken like growing trees that prevent the spread of mosquito and preventive vaccination have failed and predict the effects of Dengue after 10 years.

• Once the design is complete, take a screenshot of the final product

Extension Activities

Science- Infectious diseases are a serious threat to world health. They are particularly devastating in tropical countries where infectious agents thrive and where healthcare resources are stretched thin. Two leading virus researchers explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents. Students watch this video:

HHMI 2010 Holiday Lectures - Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles by going to the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBhyt5D-XDM

In the first lecture of the Holiday lecture series, Dr. Eva Harris, University of California, Berkeley, introduces the multiple types of dengue virus, and its effect on the immune system. She explains the current studies on infections and the possible uses for vaccines. As well, Dr. Harris focuses on preventing the spread of the disease by understanding the mosquito-based transmission method and how communities can be involved in prevention.

• Students can construct an argument for or against citing evidence from their research and create a 30-second commercial stating their main point with evidence with reference to this study.

• Students can launch an awareness campaign on changes in lifestyle so as to prevent the spread of this disease. They can raise a petition on social networks, school YouTube channel and tweet the message across with the hashtag #fightdengue

Performance Expectations

Evidence of Learning

• Screenshots or screencast of either the Minecraft world demonstrating the before and after effects of Dengue devastation caused in chosen state/local areas.

• Screenshots or screencast of the Minecraft world demonstrating the present day Dengue impact in a particular state/local area. Include additional screenshots or screencast of how the same area would look in 5-10 years

 

Skills

  • Communication

External References

Minecraft | CRAZY INSECTS MOD!

Virtual Reality game to fight with crazy insects like Hercules, Beetles praying Mantis and more.

Supporting Files

Dengue- A deadly mosquito borne viral disease


Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses