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Content Area: Biology

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Achoo! Save the World from the Next Flu Pandemic

Achoo! Save the World from the Next Flu Pandemic The influenza virus is a deadly human pathogen. It undergoes rapid genetic mutations during its life cycle and as a result, renders annual immunizations necessary. This unit will introduce students to the genetics of the influenza virus and other relevant knowledge, such as vaccine development and…
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Next Generation Super Hero

Next Generation Super Hero Student teams are challenged to genetically alter a Superhero so that the Superhero is able to conquer a major disaster facing the nation. In order to effectively overcome the disaster, students will acquire knowledge of the disaster and the skills needed to be successful. Then, student groups will be provided with…
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“Excel”ing After The Apocalypse

“Excel”ing After The Apocalypse Congratulations! You are one of the chosen few! The challenge: keep surviving! You are being sent to one of the government-designed pods. Everyone in the biosphere has been thoroughly screened and their job assigned. You have been assigned to the civil engineering team and must determine how the land will be…
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The Body Guardian

The Body Guardian In this unit, students will investigate the effects of an impact force on the human body system, and design a method of protection from harmful contact. Students will apply knowledge of human tissues and genetic disorders, impact forces, and materials analysis to design a protective gear system that can withstand the effects…
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Using Nanoparticles to Deliver Targeted Chemotherapy Drugs

Cancer is a part of our daily lives. The treatment for most cancer patients is usually achieved through aggressive chemotherapy. ¬†Unfortunately this treatment has major side effects as it destroys not only the cancer cells but also the non-cancerous cells around it. Is there a method of treating cancer using nanotechnology to help target just…
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