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Teaching Health Science with Current Events and the Zika Virus

How do you bring Science alive in the classroom? Using current events and news can connect complex ideas to real world experiences. Check out this lesson plan on Seeking the Zika Virus. How can this be adapted to fit the adult education classroom? What questions do your students have about this virus? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 


Kathy Tracey


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It's January and we may not be spending our time worrying about mosquito born illnesses but our scientists are still racing for a vaccine for the Zika Virus. We know that applying real world content in the classroom enhances learning and adults need to connect their classroom experience to their life. Make learning about science exciting by combining the above resource and the Nova article. Teach about vaccines, disease, geography, microcephaly, health literacy, and so much more. I'd love to hear your thoughts and lesson plan ideas for the Zika Virus.