Additional Tools for Educators
Test and evaluation
For students considering a career in science
Thinking about a career in biology? Find out where people with degrees in biology work and what advanced degrees they can get. You'll also find resources for additional information about a career in biology.
Learn about the different types of biology labs»
The information below is also available as a downloadable document.
- “Epidemiology in the Classroom” - An introduction to epidemiology that includes an overview of the disease transmission cycle and several exercises you can use in your classroom.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- “Cluster Busters: A Game of Disease Mystery Solving” - A classroom game that uses epidemiology to study a disease outbreak.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - National Institutes of Health - National - Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
- Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office - A student portal about lab and science for different age groups (elementary, middle, high school and college). The website provides games, experiments and many other interactive tools related to what goes on in laboratories. Information about career opportunities in public health is also provided.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- ScienceMaster - Articles on science and technology topics and links to research sites, lesson plans and activities.
- Serendip - Articles, lecture notes, essays, interactive activities and other resources covering a variety of scientific topics.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKIDs) - An infectious disease “workshop” that includes activities for kids and adults.
Discovery Education - A collection of K-12 lesson plans.
Vaccines & vaccine-preventable diseases
Reviewed by: Paul A. Offit, MD
Date: April 2013
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.