Reflection: Lesson Planning Could Melting Ice Release a Zombie Virus? - Section 2: Activity


There are numerous ways to deepen this lesson depending on time available.  One possibility is to build upon the idea of a zombie virus to discuss characteristics of life, what a virus actually is and how it works in the body, how humans could (accidentally or purposefully) create a deadly virus, bioethics, bio-weapons and warfare...the possibilities are really endless depending on the ability, age and interest of you and your students.

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Could Melting Ice Release a Zombie Virus?

Unit 10: Design a Resilient, Self-Sustaining Community
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT find and evaluate resources that allow them to determine the likelihood of a "zombie virus" being released from melting permafrost.

Big Idea: Students work to determine the reliability of resources as they attempt to answer questions about our potential future.

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Science, Community Building, sustainability, design
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