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Understanding: Viruses

Young scholars review what they can recall about viruses. They are explained that they are going to work on a project in which they suggest a useful purpose of a virus. Students use print research materials and the Internet to add to their knowledge about viruses. They work in groups, in the groups members imagine that they are part of a team of scientists assigned to stop a local weed epidemic by genetically engineering a virus that targets a local pest plant, or weed.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategies
Inquiry-Based Learning
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Included Materials
  • Project
  • Vocabulary