Curb the Epidemic

Curb the Epidemic
Publication Date: January, 2013
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan

This online resource provides worksheets and step-by-step instructions for a student activity studying herd immunity to epidemics.

In this activity, students can identify which vaccinated individuals in a social network would result in the most effective herd immunity.

The activity relies on the students running multiple simulations and assessing the effectiveness of their strategies.

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