Eleventh Grade, Microbiology Lesson Plans (1 result)
Microorganisms are all around us, with an amazing diversity of adaptations. They were the first life on Earth, and their relatively recent discovery in extreme environments—like hot springs, ocean vents, and polar ice—illustrates how tenaciously they've evolved and survived. Microbiology gives us insights into evolution, disease, and even the mechanisms of our own cells.
Students become biomedical engineers and create model viruses for use in therapeutic applications, such as gene therapy. In constructing their models, students carefully plan for side effects and modify a virus that can be used to safely to deliver gene therapy. This process involves taking a "wild type" (or unmodified) virus so it can target a specific area of the body.Engineering Connection
Genetic engineering is the artificial manipulation, modification, and…
NGSS Performance Expectations:
Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
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