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What is the biggest threat to a mass number of humans? Not natural disasters, but rather, pandemics! With a lecture and slide show, the speaker discusses how medical technology in the form of vaccines is bringing an end to suffering and fear. There is also a video within the video that graphically displays how vaccines work with the human immune system. Inspire young biologists to enter the medical field with this talk. 
Middle schoolers examine vaccinations and how they work.  For this vaccinations lesson students create posters that describe the various types of vaccines. 
Students share opinions about common vaccines, then consider facts and opinions about the HPV vaccine and hold a "fishbowl" discussion. They survey members of the community to determine their perspectives on the issue. Students report results to class.
Twelfth graders study the history, progression and current uses for vaccines in the prevention of disease. They simulate an epidemic and experiment with pathogens.
Students explain in a written format how vaccination works and how it draws upon the natural immunity. They differentiate between vaccinations and immunizations. Students identify a number of illnesses that can be prevented by the use of immunization.
Students research the HPV vaccine and discover what it is supposed to do. In gropus, they consult with doctors and local health officials to discover the possible side effects of the vaccine and presents their findings to the class. They develop a campaign to inform others about the pros and cons of requiring this type of vaccine.
Students assess why there is a flu vaccine shortage in the United States and develop a mock newscast to inform others about the topic. They write persuasive letters to elected officials with proposals to address the shortage.
Tenth graders research the development and use of vaccines. They examine historical documents for qualitative observations and the basis of immunization. They examine primary and secondary immune responses as they relate to the production of antibodies and create a graph.

Disease Warriors

7th - 12th
Students explore the importance of vaccines in fighting childhood disease.  In this health lesson, students play a game to model how vaccines protect against the spread of infectious disease. Students play a tag based game in which the students with vaccines are immune from being "it," or infected. This lesson models the protection that vaccines offers against disease.
Students share opinions about common vaccines, then consider facts and opinions about the HPV vaccine and hold a fishbowl and discussion. They survey members of the community to determine their perspectives on the issue.
Students examine the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine. In this health lesson, students visit selected websites to discover the causes of measles, the history of the MMR vaccine, and the two sides of the vaccination debate.

Edward Jenner

6th - 8th
In this Edward Jenner worksheet, students investigate the success of his vaccine against small pox as they read 5 accounts from different sources and answer 10 short answer questions about it.

Swine Flu

5th - 10th
Students read an article on the swine flu and discuss the cause and effect of the flu. In this swine flu lesson plan, students read about the vaccine and why some people may be immune to the flu.

Immunity

9th - 12th
High schoolers investigate the concepts of immunity and the body's way of defending against invading organisms. The relationship between immunity and vaccination is explored in this lesson.
Students study how being exposed to a harmful microbe doesn't automatically make them ill. They discover the lines of defense against microbe invaders and explore the roles of skin and mucus membranes, white blood cells, and lymphocytes in preventing and fighting infections. Students understand how immunity develops and how vaccination takes advantage of the concept of immunity.

Vaccines

9th - 12th
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).
For this reading comprehension worksheet, students read about the polio vaccine. Students read a passage about the history of the polio vaccine and answer four multiple choice questions.

Vaccines Expert Group

9th - Higher Ed
For this medical worksheet, learners gather in-depth information on how well vaccines can effectively prevent the spread of disease. They explore two stations and give examples where vaccines have been used successfully and where challenges still exist.
Learners research the HPV vaccine and estimate its cost. They interview doctors and local health officials about it. Students write feature stories based on their research focusing on the timelines for implementation in their states or on the decision whether or not to be vaccinated.
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.