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Infection Control Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

How can we prevent the spread of infections? A video lesson highlights key information and an analysis of the CDC's standard precautions drives home key points. Related lessons and extensions are provided for future study.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define and identify different types of microbes
  • analyze the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC's) list of standard precautions for infection control

Length

1 hour

Materials

  • Images of non-pathogenic and pathogenic microbes
  • Photocopies of the CDC's list of standard precautions
  • Highlighters
  • Microscopes
  • Slides of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoans

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9

Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

Key Vocabulary

  • Microbes
  • CDC list of standard precautions
  • Bacteria
  • Virus
  • Fungi
  • Protozoans

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