Name/Title: Noncommunicable/Communicable Diseases

Purpose of Event: To have students engaged in an activity where they research noncommunicable and communicable diseases.

Suggested Grade Level: 6-12

Materials Needed: Videotaping equipment, paper and pencil, assessment sheets, access to the Internet

Description of Idea

Small groups of students (e.g., 3-4) were asked to complete a research project on either a communicable or noncommunicable disease. Unique to this project was that they had to use at least one internet web site as a reference. Each group then presented the project orally to their classmates. These presentations were then videotaped. Thanks to the parents who agreed to let us post this example on the internet.

Submitted by Jennifer Hvozdovic. Additional authors for this idea were Dennis Green. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 9/23/2001.
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