Essential Standards: – Viruses, bacteria, epidemics and pandemics - 2nd quarter

8.L.1:  Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that affect living organisms.

Essential Understandings.

Certain organisms can cause and/or spread diseases.

Essential Question:

  1. How do diseases spread?
  2. How can diseases harm living organisms?

8.L.1.1:  Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

Essential Understandings:  

Essential Question:

  1. How do the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites influence the treatment and/or prevention of disease?
  2. In what ways do the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites affect the spread of disease?

8L.1.2: Explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it relates to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

Essential Understandings:

Essential Questions:  

  1. How would you treat an epidemic differently than a pandemic?
  2. What could cause a disease to shift from an epidemic to a pandemic?

Essential Standards: – Viruses, bacteria, epidemics and pandemics - 2nd quarter

8.L.1:  Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that affect living organisms.

Essential Understandings.

Certain organisms can cause and/or spread diseases.

Essential Question:

  1. How do diseases spread?
  2. How can diseases harm living organisms?

8.L.1.1:  Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

Essential Understandings:  

Essential Question:

  1. How do the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites influence the treatment and/or prevention of disease?
  2. In what ways do the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites affect the spread of disease?

8L.1.2: Explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it relates to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.

Essential Understandings:

Essential Questions:  

  1. How would you treat an epidemic differently than a pandemic?
  2. What could cause a disease to shift from an epidemic to a pandemic?