Cholera And Science Methods, Lessons, Grades 6,7,8


Cholera And Science Methods is a 6-page unit in 14pt with some illustrations. The three leading scientists of the 19th century who shed light of this disease provide interest for students. Each had a different approach but all contributed despite an unheeding  officialdom. It discusses their methods, uses words such as pathogen, yet is explained at the right language level.

Parents can use this as it is straight-forward. It can be used on a one to one, small group basis, or class with professional or non-professional staff.

Duplication is allowed under this Copyright for teaching purposes in any group size.





Cholera And Science Methods

Cholera And Science Methods is a 6-page study unit on the discovery that cholera is water-borne. John Snow, Filippo Pacini and Robert Koch played central roles in cholera research using modern science methods. This item is designed to improve children’s understanding of science and scientific thinking and methodologies.

What Is In Cholera And Science Methods

  • An account of this early work,
  • the theory of Dr John Snow after outbreaks in the 1840s,
  • his methods and the method of Dr Filippi Pacini in Florence, and
  • the later work of Dr Robert Koch who advanced research methods.
  • It is followed by some word work, and
  • a text study on the research methods used and the official resistance to change.

Who Uses This Package

Parents, non-teachers and teachers can all use this material. It is primarily designed for use by parents of children in isolated situations, but not exclusively. It is a stand alone package but there are related items. Links follow.

Helpful Posts

This Post is a summary and comment on the TIMSS Report of 2015 which saw a drop in science proficiency in Australian schools, regaining its earlier position in a later report.

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