The Mr. Ellis Newsletter

What's Going On in Mr. E's Class and Around Midway Middle

Week of January 11th to January 15th

GRADING PERIOD ENDS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH. I CUT OFF MY GRADES LAST FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH. REPORT CARDS WILL GO HOME ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21ST.


NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY (JANUARY 18TH) AND TUESDAY (JANUARY 19TH)


THIS WEEK WILL BE TESTING WEEK. THE ONLY TESTING FOR 8TH GRADERS WILL BE THE CTE TEST WHICH THEY WILL DO ON THURSDAY DURING THEIR EXPLORATORY CLASS. SINCE THE 6TH AND 7TH GRADERS ARE TAKING SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES FINAL EXAMS, THE 8TH GRADE WILL NOT HAVE THEIR EXPLORATORY CLASSES ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.


ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, WE WILL HAVE INTRAMURALS IN THE GYM. REMIND YOUR CHILD TO BRING SOME MONEY TO BUY SNACKS DURING THE INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL GAMES.


ON FRIDAY, WE WILL HAVE OUR 2ND GRADING PERIOD PBIS REWARD. STUDENTS WILL PLAY THEIR TEACHERS IN DODGEBALL!


SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK (THIS MAY CHANGE DO TO TESTING):


SCIENCE:

WE WILL TALK ABOUT EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICS

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON FRIDAY.

HOMEWORK WILL BE GIVEN ON MONDAY/TUESDAY AND IS DUE ON FRIDAY


MATH:

WE WILL CONTINUE LEARNING ABOUT SOLVING SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS THIS WEEK

QUIZ ON FRIDAY

Science Homework Week 18

Epidemics and Pandemics Vocabulary 8.L.1.2 for Week 18

Part One: Define the following words.

hygiene

epidemic

pandemic

immunization

prokaryotic cell

eukaryotic cell

carrier

outbreak


Part Two: Search each word in Google Images to see pictures and diagrams.


Part Three: Choose the best answer

1.Why are AIDS vaccines LESS LIKELY to be developed now?

A.Scientists are unable to get genetic material from the virus.

B. Scientists are unable to experiment on human patients.

C. Scientists are unable to figure out what causes AIDS


2. Which illness is spread by eating food that has been contaminated by bacteria?

A. botulism B. influenza C. tuberculosis D. Lyme disease


3. Which would MOST LIKELY aid in the prevention of an epidemic?

A. drinking lots of fluids C. researching non-infectious diseases

B. isolating infected individuals D. taking antibiotics before symptoms start


4. Which BEST explains the purpose of the research on drug-resistant microbes?

A. to find all drug-resistant microbes

B. to lower the number of drug-resistant microbes

C.to maintain the number of drug-resistant microbes


5. The HIV virus causes AIDS. The first known human cases were in Africa in the late 1950’s. Since then, tens of millions of people have died from the disease, and tens of millions more are infected. Which term best describes the disease AIDS?

A. isolated case B. outbreak C. epidemic D. pandemic


6. Which BEST compares an epidemic and a pandemic?

A. An epidemic is caused by bacteria, while a pandemic is caused by viruses.

B. A pandemic is spread by humans, while an epidemic is spread by insects and rodents.

C. A pandemic occurs in a small region, while an epidemic occurs in a much larger region.

D. An epidemic affects a small population of humans, while a pandemic affects a large population of humans.


7. Which has made the possibility of an epidemic becoming a pandemic much more likely in the 20th century?

A. increased deforestation C. increased vaccinations

B. increased global travel D. increased air pollution


8. Which poses the greatest challenge for researchers when attempting to locate the source of a nationwide food-based salmonella outbreak?

A. cost of the study C. number of people affected

B. time needed for the study D. number of food producers involved


9. After World War I, an outbreak of the Spanish Flu, killed 50 million to 100 million people around the world. Which best describes this occurrence?

A. Epidemic, because it happened within a relatively short time span.

B. Epidemic, because it affected many individuals in multiple countries.

C. Pandemic, because it happened within a relatively short time span.

D. Pandemic, because it affected many individuals in multiple countries.


10. Scientists are trying to prevent an epidemic of a highly contagious disease. What information should the scientists study first?

A.how the disease reproduces C. the symptoms of the disease

B. the treatment of the disease D. how the disease is transmitted


11. Which antibiotic was developed from a fungus and has been used to cure many illnesses that could have led to epidemics?

A. aspirin B. ethanol C. penicillin D. acetaminophen


12. Which sentence BEST describes a pandemic?

A. The disease causes high fever and vomiting.

B. The disease passes through direct contact with an infected person.

C. The disease is fatal if not treated immediately.

D. The disease has spread to every country in the northern hemisphere.


13. In the midwestern U.S., the occurrence of influenza was greater than expected. Which BEST describes the influenza outbreak?

A. A pandemic, because influenza is an infectious disease.

B. An epidemic, because influenza is an infectious disease.

C. A pandemic, because it occurred in more than one state.

D. An epidemic, because it occurred in one region in the United States.


14. Which would MOST LIKELY prevent a cold virus from spreading through a classroom?

A. Have a large supply of tissues on the teacher’s desk

B. Have all students wash their hands regularly with soap.

C. Have all students shake hands regularly with all students.

D. Have all students wipe desk with dry paper towel at end of class.


15. Which term refers to the spread of disease in a small region?

A. antibiotic B. epidemic C. pandemic D. parasitic

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