Consider the complexities of infrastructure, public health and sociocultural landscapes in designing a solution to distribute a life-saving vaccine. Each team of students develops and presents plans that target the needs and constraints of a different community around the globe.
Grade Levels: 7-12
Duration: Four sessions (60 minutes each)
Concepts/Skills: Public health, brainstorming, problem-solving, communication, systems thinking
Objectives: Students will ...
- Identify a specific problem within the complex vaccine distribution needs of a city.
- Create solutions that address the needs of their city.
- Refine their solution based on feedback from another team.
- Present their ideas to communicate the need addressed, their solution and the impact.
Design Problem: Your pharmaceutical company has helped develop and ship 200,000 vaccines for measles to [your city]. Now your team needs to come up with a plan for vaccine distribution.