Your Body vs. Implants

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Are there cyborgs amongst us? Once only found in science fiction, the proliferation of implants has surrounded us with people augmented with insulin pumps, artificial joints, and prosthetic limbs. There is a catch, however. An engaging short video details how the human immune system fights back against the invasion of foreign bodies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a doctor who does joint replacement surgeries to speak with the class about how they deal with implant challenges
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Provides additional information about immunosuppressive drugs, organ donations, and bioengineering
Cons

  • None
Common Core