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Antigen Switching in Malaria

Students model how the malaria-causing protist avoids immune response in its host. In this parasite biology lesson, students use printed cell images to model the way that Plasmodium changes surface protein markers every few generations to avoid host immune response. They are able to explain antigenic variation is useful to the parasite.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
1 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Worksheet

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