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HIV and Flu -- The Vaccine Strategy
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.
21 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 7 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Vaccination Question
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.
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 25 Downloads
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 17 Downloads
Requiring HPV vaccine
Learners 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 4 Downloads
A Pox No Longer Upon Us
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 They examine historical documents for qualitative observations and the basis of immunization.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.
10th Science 3 Views 22 Downloads
Students explore the importance of vaccines in fighting childhood disease. In this health instructional activity, 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.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 74 Downloads
Your Body's Defenses When Microbes Attack
Learners 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.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 26 Downloads
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).
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
Vaccines Expert Group
In this medical activity, students 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.
9th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
Law: Requiring HPV Vaccine
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.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
How We Conquered the Deadly Smallpox Virus
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.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 30 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable