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Students in an alternative school setting for pregnant teens examine various facets of pregnancy including prenatal and postpartum testing, genetic influences, and additional risk factors. Through videos, hands-on activities, and small group discussions, they gain insights into the genetics of human development, birth defects, and other related topics. Activities include: constructing cell models and creating pregnancy timelines.
Sixth graders complete a think, pair, share activity on an antibiotic overhead. In groups, they participate in an exercise in which they can see how germs behave and how they are treated. To end the instructional activity, they discuss how a resistance to antibiotics can evolve in a population.
Pupils explore the concept of opportunistic diseases. In this opportunistic diseases lesson, students take notes on a lecture regarding systemic herpes, candidiasis, cytomegalovirus, tuberculosis, MAC, recurrent pneumonia, cryptococcosis, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Kaposi's sarcoma, and lymphomas.
Pupils investigate the concept of pet care and cats. In this cat lesson, students discuss responsibilities for pet care and take a cat quiz. Pupils discuss where to get their cats and how to care for them. Students may visit an animal shelter and then create a collage about cat characteristics.
Young scholars read, write and reflect on Science articles, this approach will promote both literacy and critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills learned in the science classroom from these activities will impact students in many ways and help them make choices about issues they will confront in their daily lives.