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Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

7 minutes 30 seconds

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The tragic 2013-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked the world. Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history. Part of the “Think Like a Scientist” series.

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Runtime: 7 minutes 30 seconds

An outline map depicts Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Caption: it moved over into neighboring Liberia
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 1
7 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Galaxy filled with swirling stars. Caption: is that it both was and wasn't there.
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 2
6 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A painting of cactus along a stream and a mountain range in the background. Caption: A whole ecosystem disruption can come from this barrier.
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 3
6 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An illustration of a nerve cell. Caption: That tangle travels to a healthy nerve cell.
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 4
6 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A horse jumps out from the open door in a trailer. Another horse is seen inside the trailer. Caption: and now is undergoing this large scale restoration effort.
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 5
6 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12