Understanding Ebola

In 2014-15, more than 11,000 people died in an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. And today, the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing the second worst outbreak in history, with roughly 1,700 deaths and 2,500 documented cases already.

BSCS Science Learning has developed a free resource to educate the public about Ebola. The website—Understanding Ebola Virus Disease—includes an interactive model that allows teachers, students, and community members to actively explore the factors that influence a disease’s spread and mortality rate.

In alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, the resource addresses selected disciplinary core ideas, science practices, and crosscutting concepts.


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This material was developed in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting and is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1518346. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.