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Homework Idea – Diseases

Homework Idea – Research a Disease of Interest – Discover the scientific facts about Human Diseases and their impact.

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Homework Idea

Raising the Awareness of Diseases & Conditions

Science Lesson - DiseaseOur world is filled with diseases and conditions. This task is an opportunity to research one and its human impact?


Choose a disease or condition from the following list (or another you wish to research) and create a mind map to inform your classmates about the disease..

Include symptoms, when discovered, who discovered it, how was it discovered, how transmitted, treatment, interesting facts, etc.

Just a few possibilities

Rift Valley Fever, Glandular Fever, Tuberculosis, Ebola, AIDS, Cerebral Palsy, Hemophilia, malnutrition, malignant cancer, Hepatitis A B & C, Bird Flu, Anthrax, Dementia, Pulmonary Hypertension, Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s (as opposed to Old Timers as one of my students once so eloquently put it) Plaque, Gingivitis, Nits, Dandruff, Tonsillitis, Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Mad Cow Disease, Down’s Syndrome, Post Natal Depression, Rubella, Measles, Chicken Pox, Shingles, Tetanus, COVID 19, Swine Flu, Avairian Flu or any other disease or condition you desire to learn about.

Science Lesson - Disease

Interesting Facts

* Immunisation can be given against whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, yellow fever, bubonic plague, malaria, scurvy, dysentery, cholera, cervical cancer vaccine

* Smallpox wreaked havoc around the world for centuries but now only exists locked up in a couple of research labs around the world.
* An Influenza epidemic at the start of the 20th century killed more people than World War One.