A discussion based lesson where students work together to solve a medical mystery- now known as Puerperal Fever. Guided questions are used to scaffold higher order thinking on the nature of science, medicine, and the scientific method.
Words in red indicate that students may not know what they mean, and that they should look them up with their phones, iPads, computers, etc.
Lesson can be adapted to using without smart board tech or student internet access.
This discussion will likely take 40-50 minutes depending on student discussions. Teachers can use small group discussion, or larger class discussion to go through the materials. Slides go over handwashing, germ theory and historical discoveries.
This was made to work with the Normal Flora Handwashing lab I created, which analyzes Semmelweis' inital techniques and modern techniques- and can be found in my store.