Vaccine Makers Project: High School Lessons
Four units make up the Vaccine Makers Project. The Human Immune System unit module, the first in the curriculum set, teaches young scientists how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system works to protect the body. The Disease and Vaccination unit examines the different ways the immune system protects the body from pathogens. The two lessons in Biomedical Research and Animals ask scholars to use various resources to research questions about animal research. The final unit takes a close look at the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Learners research factors that influenced the spread of the disease, including the impact of World War I, how influenza viruses can mutate, social and political factors, and the role of the media and public health publications.