What do I do?
There are three phases to the Flu project:
- Essential: Register and return consent form signed by headteacher
- Core: Lesson One: What’s the data all about?
- Bonus: Student seek ethical approval from ethics school committee
- Core: Reporting Using Lablogs and produce a brief collaborative report on findings
- Core: Peer review reports from other schools
- Core: Lesson Plan Three: Deciphering and reporting the data
- Bonus: Learn about the process of publishing a science paper
If you’d like more detail read the Project Overview for Teachers (PDF)
Who’s it for?
The Flu! project is flexible and can be used for a range of secondary school classes or a STEM club. The lesson plans are aimed at years 8 & 9 but can be adapted to other student’s needs. Read more about different ways to use the project here. Responsible students can also run the project, using these student resources.
How much time?
The bulk of the project can be covered in around 3 lessons at any time between November 2012 and the end of March 2013. You’ll also want to spend a few minutes completing your School Profile and be prepared to spend 5 minutes each week obtaining and entering your school’s illness absence data. The additional tasks can be extended for as long as you like.