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Overarch 2

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Epidemic Modelling

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:
There are many variables in this model. You will need to choose your variables and carry out the trial a sufficient number of times to suggest a theory about the likely outcome when the disease has 'run its course'. Then change only one variable and repeat the experiment and see whether the outcome changes and if so how it changes.