Create a disease map using real data

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In this Common Core aligned activity students will use real data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to map the prevalence of a vector-borne disease. Students can map data by hand or with a free online mapping tool. By listening to SciFri interviews students learn the importance of quantitative mapping and data analysis for new diseases like Chikungunya. A map of climate regions can be used to draw inferences on the relationship between vectors and infection risk. Addresses epidemiology concepts including disease vectors, disease ecology, prevalence, and infection rate.

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October 2018
January 2017
Cannot get link the analysis questions to work and this is a great activity to use and analyze data...any suggestions?
January 2017
I am glad you like the activity. If you click on the 'Teacher's Guide' link, the analysis questions are located a little over half-way down the page. I also added an 'Analysis Question' document to the ShareMyLesson resource page.