Tracking an Epidemic

by Tamra B. Orr

Part of a Series: Science Explorer: Follow the Clues.

“‘Where does [an epidemic] start? And how does it spread to so many people so quickly?’” Abigail wonders when she comes down with the flu. She and her epidemiologist mother team up to pinpoint the source of Abby’s illness. This fictional scenario, with captioned photos and charts on every page, serves as an introduction to both the scientific method and the field of epidemiology. Readers follow Abby as she formulates a hypothesis, gathers information about her sick classmates, and draws a conclusion regarding “patient zero.” One sidebar discusses the Spanish Flu of 1918; others shed light on real-world strategies used to track diseases. Back matter includes a glossary, list of book and Web-site resources, and an index.

ISBN: 9781624317767

JLG Release: December 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Cherry Lake

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.2, Points: 0.5


    Level: 850L

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