By exploring how infectious diseases affect people, students study microbiology. InCell Biology and Disease unit, they’ll focus on cell size, structure, function, permeability and the different systems of classification. They learn how to use a microscope, and then use it to gather data, building on their ability to conduct experiments. Students also explore the function of the immune system and the growth of antibiotic-resistant organisms through a series of laboratory activities and simulations. A project on disease provides students with an opportunity to develop research skills.
Students will be able to..
Ask questions to research the germ theory of disease, what causes diseases and define a problem+ addressing how to prevent diseases in humans. (Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation)
Develop and use model to demonstrate the size, structure and functions of cells. Be able to differentiate between animal and plant cells.
Plan and carry out investigations with a microscope to observe, view and identify structures and classify microbes.
Analyze and interpret data to reveal patterns in structures and functions of different types of cells. (Structure and Function)
Use mathematics and computational thinking to calculate the total magnifications of microscope lenses. (Scale, proportion, and quantity)
Construct explanations in order to compare and contrast single cell and multicellular organisms.
Engage in argument from evidence to show that all living things are made up of cells.
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