Students Become Disease Detectives in Solve the Outbreak
Solve the Outbreak is a free iPad app produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app is a game that contains three epidemics for students to research. In each investigation students have to read the background, read clues, analyze data, and answer questions. The questions put students in the role of a medical professional tasked with helping to curtail the spread of the epidemic. Points are awarded to students for correct answers.
Solve the Outbreak is a game that is appropriate for middle school and high school biology students. Extend your students’ use of the app by asking them to investigate other epidemics and how they were eventually curtailed.
Thanks to Barbara Rademacher for recommending this app.