By analyzing the connection between bats and humans in the transmission of pathogens like COVID-19, students will learn about disease mutations and how epidemiologists track and fight disease outbreaks.
Your students will work as scientists who have been hired by a legal team to provide evidence for a case that says there is no biological evidence to support the idea that humans are different ‘races’.
Your students will work in small groups to model the genetic sequencing of a fictional patient’s DNA and explore the genetic elements that can be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of people with genetic abnormalities.
After learning to identify the structure of viruses and understand how this structure relates to cellular infection, students will create a 3-D model of the COVID-19 virus and suggest structural changes.
Your students will learn how targeted therapy is changing treatment for cancer patients by using gene sequencing to look for cellular changes, chromosomal abnormalities, and gene mutations.