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Students investigate the immune system. In this immune system lesson, students explore the immune system through participating in a WebQuest. After completing the WebQuest, students create a video documentary or chart.
Students explore how proten biotechnologies can be used to diagnose infectious disease specifically how ELISA uses immunological principles as well as enzymes to diagnose patients, and with specifics with HIV. They perform a successful ELISA to diagnose a potentially HIV positive patient and explore and practice using a lab notebook to record results.
High schoolers explore the different blood types, and are introduced to new knowledge through a crime scene simulated activity. They explore the genetics of blood types, and are introduced to immunology/diseases.
Students comprehend how biotechnology can be used to diagnose infectious disease such as protein technologies vs. DNA technologies. They comprehend procedure and uses of PCR, Western Blot, and ELISA as diagnostic tools. Students know how to keep a "messy" lab notebook and revisit immunological principles/applications in biotechnology.
Students explore and explain the role of vaccines in infectious disease, They emphasize immunological principles and viral/bacterial infection processes. Students explore the three main vaccine types: DNA vaccines ("gene gun"), Recombinant vaccines, and live vector vaccines (AIDS, employs viruses).
Students perform an experiment to demonstrate the principles of antibody-antigen binding, the secondary immune response, cross reactivity, and complement fixation. The materials to be used include antibodies from a rabbit that was injected once with red cells from a sheep and also one that was injected three times with the red cells from a sheep.
Students research online to answer and develop questions about immune system, create Powerpoint presentation to share information with classmates, and assimilate information into pictorial and/or graphical description of immune system.
In this biology crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 5 clues regarding microbiology terms to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
Students explore ethical problems. In groups, students examine and study a given ethical problem. They practice techniques for making ethical decisions and interact with each other in the resolution. Students support their decision with reasons and facts.
Students study laboratory protocol for hemagglutination experiments.
Students read about how scientists are arriving at current theories of human origin and migration through mitochondrial DNA analysis. They then piece together a map showing the data from mitochondrial DNA analysis to plot the migration pattern of early humans.
In this anatomy and physiology study question worksheet, students define 20 terms related to the immune system. They answer 19 short answer questions that deal with immunology, autoimmune diseases, and the components and cells related to the immune system.
This is a great summary of the complete immune system at the cellular level. It is a complicated topic with many new terms, so snippets of this video could be used as introductions to lessons, or the whole thing could help wrap up the topic as review. Some important points about the correct terminology and usage are given.
The main concepts covered by this video are the complicated procedures that follow recognition of a foreign body by the immune system. Sal describes the roles of helper T cells and memory cells in controlling a response in the future.
Sal describes the activity on a cellular level that is presented when there is some damage to our membranes.
The deadly smallpox virus, which killed between 300-500 million people in the twentieth century alone, is a feature player in modern world history. Discover how this disease spread across the globe by and through various nations throughout history, and how English physician Edward Jenner, father of immunology, finally developed the smallpox vaccination.
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice. Instructors are then well supported in a presentation that includes major talking points, discussion prompts, illustrative and descriptive graphics, and important facts. Finally, the lesson is concluded with an engaging activity where class members will get up from their seats to state which influence they believe has the greatest effect on what we eat.
How has Magic Johnson managed to stay so healthy, despite being HIV-positive for over 20 years? If you have ever taught about HIV and AIDS, you have most likely been asked such a question. By examining a case study and role-playing as different interested parties, your upper-level biologists will examine various sides in a fascinating example of a successful treatment of HIV.
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions... but they're not entitled to their own facts." Michael Specter, a well-respected science and technology journalist, speaks eloquently about modern attitudes toward science and progress and the dangers that result in holding to unfounded beliefs or rhetoric over scientific evidence. From false claims about autism being linked to measles vaccines to the public outcry against genetically modified foods, Specter brings a message of hope through the process of science, as long as people are willing to accept the proof. 
In the preceding lesson from the unit, beginning biologists discovered that microorganisms are everywhere, so the question follows, why are we not sick all of the time? Class members read and discuss an article in small groups about immunity. They do a little additional research online and use gathered information to complete an included crossword puzzle. The lesson can be used as part of the unit, or alone in a health curriculum as well.

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