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Measles alert!



Measles alert! (core activity) 


6 hours total  MATHS, SCIENCE, ENGLISH

Key questions
Science: How do you stop a measles outbreak? What is herd immunity?

Activity overview

A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their English skills to communicate with the media and persuade the public to vaccinate their children.


Download the resource:
The PowerPoint presentation files are very large in size as they contain embedded video. The compressed presentations have lower quality video images to reduce file sizes but they are still large files.

The resource is divided into teacher guidance and four episodes:

Measles Alert! - teacher guidance.docx


Episode 1 files


Measles Alert! - Episode One - pupil sheets.pptx  (1MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode One - part 1 - teacher presentation.pptx   (31MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode One - part 2 - teacher presentation.pptx   (92MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode One - part 3 - teacher presentation.pptx   (42MB)
Episode 1 compressed teacher presentations
Measles Alert! Episode One Part 1 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx (43MB)
Measles Alert! Episode One Part 2 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx (19MB)

Episode 2 files


Measles Alert! - Episode Two - pupil sheets.pptx (1MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Two - part 1 - teacher presentation.pptx  (65MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Two - part 2 - teacher presentation.pptx  (80MB)
Episode 2 compressed teacher presentations
Measles Alert! - Episode Two Part 1 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (28MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Two Part 2 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (44MB)

Episode 3 files


Measles Alert! - Episode Three - pupil sheets.pptx  (1MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Three - part 1 - teacher presentation.pptx  (99MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Three - part 2 - teacher presentation.pptx  (51MB)
Episode 3 compressed teacher presentations
Measles Alert! - Episode Three Part 1 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (44MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Three Part 2 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (34MB)

Episode 4 files


Measles Alert! - Episode Four - pupil sheets.pptx  (1MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Four - part 1 - teacher presentation.pptx   (68MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Four - part 2 - teacher presentation.pptx   (65MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Four - part 3 - teacher presentation.pptx   (71MB)
Episode 4 compressed teacher presentations
Measles Alert! - Episode Four Part 1 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (41MB)
Measles Alert! - Episode Four Part 2 - teacher presentation (compressed).pptx  (48MB)


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