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Instructional Video4:26
TED-Ed

The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks

For Students 7th - 12th
Why are Henrietta Lacks' cells immortal? The answer is that no one really knows. But much has been learned because they are. Check out this video that introduces some of these remarkable discoveries.
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Instructional Video5:12
TED-Ed

Why Do You Need to Get a Flu Shot Every Year?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Don't let your classes take a shot in the dark! Help them understand different types of vaccinations with an informative video lesson. The narrator explains how the flu virus challenges vaccine creators each year thanks to its shifty...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Viruses and Host Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are organized into groups of four. On Day 1 they are given a worksheet about viruses and their effects on the evolution of a rabbit population. After about 30 minutes of group work, a class discussion of the material begins. ...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Motion of a Virus Through a Population

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners test the factors that influence the rate at which a virus spreads through a population. They complete a lab activity then discuss data collected and review and answer a set of questions.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Viruses and Host Evolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students research viruses and their effects on the evolution of a rabbit population. They complete a teacher created worksheet of questions on their research. They present their research to classmates.

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