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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Mathematical Epidemiology

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Mathematical Epidemiology


Stimulus Questions

Analysis of statistical data and using differential equations to create models that predict the speed and direction of the spread of a disease. Critical values, like the percentage of a population needing vaccinations, are important in trying to prevent future outbreaks of a disease.

  • Why is vaccination important?
  • What is the SIR model?

Books in the Senior Library

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

New Scientist Topic Guide - Epidemics and Pandemics

S.I.R Model

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Have a go at finding some more information using the search engines in the boxes below.  Sweet Search and ipl2 both look for useful information for students on the internet. 

Here are some ideas of keywords to search for:

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