Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:32
Malaria challenge is a free multimedia educational resource that raises awareness of malaria by exploring the different stages of the Plasmodium lifecycle and discussing methods for treating and preventing the disease. The resource contains 3D animations, scientific images and videos of the parasite as well as interviews with world leading malaria researchers. Malaria Challenge has been created by the Public Engagement team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in partnership with scientists from the Institute’s Malaria research programme.
Malaria Challenge is accompanied by two short films, Malaria: an introduction and Can malaria be eradicated? There are also three different discussion-based activities which use the resource as a research tool and can be used in the classroom with 14-18 year old students.
The three discussion activities are:
The resource and all of the supporting materials can be downloaded for free from http://www.yourgenome.org/landing_teachers.shtml
They are also available on CD just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Image of the 'Ask the Expert' facility on Malaria Challenge
What teachers are saying about Malaria Challenge
“Fantastic resource with stimulating video clips. Lots to pick and choose from according to the level you are teaching”. TES resources
“Very good, stimulating resource.” TES resources