WANTED: Doctors, detectives, and scientists to crack the mystery of a recent epidemic ravaging the EXPLO community.
ALERT! ALERT! Eight EXPLO staff members are in quarantine, covered head to toe in strange spots and boils. We’ve ruled out the obvious — chickenpox, measles — and fear it could be something much more dangerous. We need to identify what is causing this mysterious outbreak and contain it before it becomes an epidemic. To help us better understand the outbreak, you’ll catalogue vital signs of the afflicted — looking for irregularities that might give us clues as to the nature of the malady and how it is being transmitted. You’ll conduct a sneeze simulation and probability test (to predict the disease’s path), and will collect, plate, and grow bacterial specimens (to discover how the disease spreads). All the while, you’ll keep the campus informed of best practice safety measures (based on what you discover) as you isolate the source of the outbreak. It’s a race against the clock, starting… NOW!
Learn lab safety techniques for various scientific procedures including plated specimen collection
Analyze the (potential) spread of germs and bacteria amongst a residential population
Interview, assess, and monitor patients afflicted with a mysterious EXPLO-based ailment
Develop a public health campaign to educate the community about your scientific findings
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