Buffet Busters

Here’s a game for budding epidemiologists. Find out what is causing outbreaks of infectious diseases at school by asking questions of sick and well students, finding clues in the classrooms, and analyzing information to determine the source of the illness to prevent another outbreak. On the website there are two episodes for Grade 5 students to practice their investigative techniques, but if teachers want more, there is a CD that can be ordered that includes four scenarios and a teacher’s guide. This is a good introduction to public health and the importance of food safety.

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