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Students 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.
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.
Pupils 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.
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).
Young scholars examine the roles of the immune system in keeping the body healthy. They see how engineers contribute to this process by creating antibiotics, and vaccinations. They discuss how an astronauts' immune system may be suppressed during a space flight. They complete an activity in which they design a thermometer and complete a temperature conversion chart.
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 They examine historical documents for qualitative observations and the basis of immunization.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.
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.