Division: B – Middle School
NC Essential Standards Alignment: 7.E.1.6, 7.L.1, 8.E.1.4, 8.L.1
Event Rules: See National Rules
Event Score Sheet: None
National Event Page: Here
Required Materials: Each team may bring one 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper that may contain information on both sides in any form and from any source along with two stand-alone non-programmable, non-graphing calculators.
Participants will use their investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health, and disability in populations or groups of people.
The event has been reorganized into three parts with each part counting approximately equally towards a team’s final score.
Part I: Background & Surveillance
Part II: Outbreak Investigation
Part III: Patterns, Control, and Prevention
Teams MUST bring a writing instrument.
High score wins. Points are given based on a scoring rubric that takes into account the difficulty level of questions, accuracy and quality of answers, and use of proper scientific methods.
Disease Detectives 2019 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2020 Rules)
Disease Detectives 2018 Coaches Clinic Presentation (2019 Rules)
2017 Coaches 101 (brand new coaches) Clinic Presentation
2017 Coaches 201 (familiar with the event) Clinic Presentation
2017 Coaches 301 (really know my stuff) Clinic Presentation
CDC Site on this event (National Sponsor, EXCELLENT RESOURCES)
Detectives in the Classroom
MySO September 2021 Epidemiology Resources
Glossaries of Important Terms
Useful Articles and Texts
Games and Simulations