Why Is It so Hard to Cure ALS?

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Although discovered over 150 years ago, scientists still struggle to find a cure or treatment for ALS. Viewers of a short video learn about the challenges facing scientists in their attempts to help those who suffer from ALS. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use statistics to find out how likely it is for each of your students to eventually have ALS based on gender and ethnicity
  • Invite a doctor to class to discuss the disease and the recent progress in treatments
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior knowledge of either Steven Hawking or Lou Gehrig is helpful, but not required

  • Entire lesson allows for modification to fit your class goals and abilities
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes

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