Understanding Ebola

In 2014-15, more than 11,000 people died in an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. And just a few years later, the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing a world-first: an Ebola outbreak in a war zone. Citizens around the globe continue to share concerns about the spread of this disease.

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.