Cluster Busters

Cluster Busters is a mystery game in which students research disease clusters that might be induced by environmental toxicants. The game introduces the concepts of epidemiology, risk assessment, and toxicology. The process of investigation encourages logical thinking and problem solving and enhances student familiarity with research techniques and statistics. 

- For the Case of Ms. Ima Well, about Colon Cancer, click on Florida 

- For the Case of Dr. Wanda B. Better, about Infant Pulmonary Hemorrhaging, click on Ohio 

 

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Cluster Description 

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Verify the Cases 

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Risk Assessment 

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Statistically Analyze Disease Rates 

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Examine Potential Exposure 

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Determine Biological Plausibility 

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Determine Cluster Significance 

Report Results - You Discover during the game! 

TEACHER GUIDES/ STUDENT WORKSHEETS

(In pdf format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

MS. IMA WELL - FLORIDA - COLON CANCER 

388KB-DOWNLOAD CURRICULUM BOOKLET

DR. WANDA B. BETTEER - OHIO - INFANT PULMONARY HEMORRHAGING 

1.48mb- DOWNLOAD CURRICULUM BOOKLET

 

Creation Date: July 2002
Last Updated: December 1, 2021