Flusurvey school project
Flusurvey has teamed up with National Science & Engineering Week to help teachers and students learn about flu and contribute to research
Become a "disease detective" for NSEW 2014!
The below student resources are based on Flusurvey data collected from November 2013 to February 2014. The handout includes outlined classroom exercises, additional exercises that can be performed on the provided dataset and an extension activity, linked with the CREST Awards, for students to design their own survey and truly become epidemiologists!
Previously released resources:
To help teachers get involved with Flusurvey and discuss flu with their students, we've put together the below resource pack that includes instructions, a lesson plan, activity ideas and student handouts! To find out more about how schools have supported Flusurvey this year, please read BBC coverage of the project.
NOTE: in order to access the resources you will have to register with the British Science Association and tick the first box under "Personal Information"
Flusurvey is an online system for measuring influenza trends in the UK. In 2012-2013, the highest rates of flu were reported in the under-18 age group. In order to help control and lower the impact of flu, it is important to understand who is most likely to be infected. Additionally, school-age children are thought to drive epidemics, and this year Public Health England will begin to roll out flu vaccinations, which may change the overall epidemiology of flu. For these reasons, this flu season Flusurvey it teaming up with the NSEW to encourage teachers and their students to complete the survey between November 2013 and March 2014.
Watch the below film from Twig World to help understand how germs can spread.