Stimulating Understanding of Computational science through Collaboration, Exploration, Experiment, and Discovery for students with Hearing Impairments
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Flu Model


The students use a computer model (SIR) to explore the characteristics of a flu outbreak. By adjusting sliders they determine the effects of starting with one or multiple infected people. They evaluate the impact of sick leave policies on the productivity of a company that is affected by the flu outbreak. They recommend a policy for vaccinating the employees and/ or the their families.

Materials needed:

Computer with Internet access or CD with this lesson. 

Preferred but not required: Stella model downloaded from this lesson. Stella Runtime a free download or Stella Research. 


Developed by
The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

Copyright © 1999-2001 by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

This project is supported, in part,
by the

National Science Foundation

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