Viral Diseases Teacher Resources

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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do reverse transcriptase inhibitors work? Young virologists examine the function of azidothymidine, a drug doctors use to treat HIV patients, during a hands-on modeling activity. Groups create a strand of DNA from an HIV RNA strand...
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Diseases That Spread

For Students 7th - 10th
In this disease worksheet, students use a table of diseases to answer questions about viral and bacterial diseases that spread. They answer questions about how they spread and the symptoms of each.
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Viral Diseases

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research three viral diseases of humans, plants, or animals and report their findings to the class through a presentation using a visual aid.
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Viral Diseases

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this health worksheet, students complete questions about viral diseases. They match 14 terms with their definitions. Students label 11 statements as true or false. They complete 9 sentences by filling in the blanks.
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Vaccines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore and explain the role of vaccines in infectious disease, They emphasize immunological principles and viral/bacterial infection processes. Students explore the three main vaccine types: DNA vaccines ("gene gun"),...
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Wherever We Go, There They Are!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The central video for this lesson is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this...
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Viral Marketing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is "viral marketing" and how does it relate to mathematics? Young mathematicians use exponential functions to develop a mathematical model for a business advertising campaign. Learners then see how their campaigns increase...
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Influenza Virus: A tiny moving target

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the structure and adaptability of viruses. In this viral diseases lesson, students play a game to introduce viruses and disease. They conduct computer research and complete interactive activities to investigate the...
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Viral Lysis and Budding

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do some viruses spread so quickly, and why do they make us feel terrible? Answer these (and many more) questions through a simple yet impactful lessons. Pupils observe demonstrations that show the two methods viruses use to escape...
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Ebola: Disease Detectives

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did the Ebola virus first infect humans? Young virologists examine genetic sequences from the 2014 Sierra Leone outbreak to find similarities during a riveting activity. Following similar methods used by MIT and Harvard, partners...
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Human Papillomavirus: Investigating the Prevention, Transmission, and Treatments of a Viral Infection

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders explore the different health risks associated with human papillomavirus. In this health science lesson, 10th graders identify different ways to prevent viral and bacterial infection. They research and develop an awareness...
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Why Is Meningitis so Dangerous?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Meningitis is scary and life-threatening—but preventable. Learn the science behind the disease and how to prevent contraction in a three-part lesson. Scholars first view a video describing the characteristics of meningitis and how people...
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Noncommunicable Diseases

For Students 7th - 9th
In this noncommunicable diseases worksheet, students determine which diseases are not caused by pathogens and where a tumor is located. Then they describe a chronic disease that has a faulty immune system. Students also identify what...
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Transmission of Disease

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students provide names of viral diseases that they would possibly like to be infected with today; listing them on the Smart Board. They then come to an agreement about what virus to use and use beakers of fluids to simulate how viruses...
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Viral Geometry and Structural Diversity

For Students 9th - 12th
Viruses might be deadly, but they appear beautiful when analyzed geometrically. View the shapes, colors, and structures of a few viruses. The repeating structures and genes help to identify them along with genomic information.
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Viral Invaders

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students conduct a critical investigation of the West Nile Virus. They assess the relationship between the sources of information and their credibility. Students use their findings to create a public health campaign about the virus.
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Rodent-borne Diseases: Getting the Facts Out There

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct research of the hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) or lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV). They obtain the information and create a public announcement in the form of a brochure, newsletter, poster, radio announcement,...
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Mechanisms to Fight Disease

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars explain how our body fight diseases. In this biology lesson, students identify the role of bacteria and viruses in human illness. They create a PowerPoint presentation and essay at the of the unit.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create and perform short skits, based on teacher provided scenarios, dealing with sexually transmitted diseases in order to reinforce the fact that STD's may be present but may not be symptomatic and how to communicate with...
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Viruses

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology lesson, students complete a crossword puzzle with 35 questions about viruses. They identify the different types of viruses and the diseases they bring.
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Anatomy of a Virus

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
This PowerPoint summarizes details about the virus from the structure and reproduction methods to the different modes of infection.  Various viral diseases of animals and plants, viroids, prions and genetic origins of viruses are discussed.
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Viral Hijackers

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Learners discover how viruses effect living organisms. Focusing on HIV, they explain why it is unique and how it attacks the immune system. They simulate the spread of viruses through an experiment using water containing sodium...
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Diversity of Life: Pathogens

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research bacteria and viruses that carry pathogens. In this diversity lesson plan, students examine how pathogens spread disease through bacteria and viruses. Students write a report on disease caused by bacteria or virus...
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Specific Defenses – Your Body’s Third Line of Defense Against Disease

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
The team of cells making up the third line of defense in the human immune system are introduced to biology pupils in this PowerPoint. Viewers explore the two phases of adaptive immunity and see both in the form of colorful drawings. They...

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