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Active and Passive Transport: Red Rover Send Particles Over
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Students compare and contrast passive and active transport by playing a game to model this phenomenon. Movement through cell membranes is also modeled, as well as the structure and movement typical of the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane. Concentration gradient, sizes, shapes and polarity of molecules determine the method of movement through cell membranes. This activity is associated with the Test your Mettle phase of the legacy cycle.

Subject:
Engineering
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Melinda M. Higgins
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Cell Membrane Structure and Function
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Students learn about the different structures that comprise cell membranes, fulfilling part of the Research and Revise stages of the legacy cycle. They view online animations of cell membrane dynamics (links provided). Then they observe three teacher demonstrations that illustrate diffusion and osmosis concepts, as well as the effect of movement through a semi-permeable membrane using Lugol's solution.

Subject:
Engineering
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amber Spolarich
Date Added:
09/18/2014
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Cells Inquiry Activity
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This is an inquiry activity that uses either pictures of cells or microscopes and slides to get students thinking about cell structure and function.  You could look at prokaryotic vs eukaryotic cells, plant vs animal or different types of cells found in one organism.  The objective is to have students begin to make the connection between sructure and function in cells.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Deb Henry
Date Added:
06/07/2018
Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport
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Movement of ions in and out of cells is crucial to maintaining homeostasis within the body and ensuring that biological functions run properly. The natural movement of molecules due to collisions is called diffusion. Several factors affect diffusion rate: concentration, surface area, and molecular pumps. This activity demonstrates diffusion, osmosis, and active transport through 12 interactive models.

Subject:
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
01/13/2012
Drug Delivery Innovation Project
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In this capstone course, students will use new and previous knowledge about drug delivery and biopharmaceutics, to design an innovation. Throughout the course students will engage in learning opportunities related to real-world scenarios in drug delivery, gain a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology related to drug delivery, and participate in a self-directed project to solve a fictitious problem. This learning tool will guide students through the process of understanding real-world applications of drug delivery and how drug delivery is applied to treating infectious diseases. DDF’s innovation project is aligned with NGSS and Common Core standards in math and ELA core curriculum subject areas. The learning activities, final project, and mid-unit assessments are provided to the teacher and students in the form of eLearning readings, quizzes, interactive tools, student response sheets, and presentation outlines. Students using this module should find success in self-directed learning, though they may use additional resources in the community, the guidance of teachers, the advice of scientists or biomedical professionals at DDF, or the knowledge presented in scientific literature to help them achieve their goal; though this module should provide most of the tools they will need for guidance. For more information on in-person learning experiences, please contact our DDF eLearning Project Manager, Lindsay Malcolm: lmalcolm@tsrlinc.com

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Ratios and Proportions
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lindsay Malcolm
Date Added:
01/23/2019
Exploring Ecosystems Through Lichen
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Students will use a Scanning Electron Microscope to observe and classify lichen. Students will design a field-based investigation to determine the relationship between an abiotic factor and lichen.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership
Author:
Emily Parent
Date Added:
07/02/2015
Fuel Cell Car: Use Water for Energy! A lesson in Cell Respiration, Energy Flow, Photosynthesis
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This lesson will expose Biology students to mechanisms of energy by using a wind turbine demonstration and a fuel cell car student lab.  Fuel Cell kits will need to be purchased for this activity.  

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI)
Date Added:
07/13/2021
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Got Lactose? Investigating How Enzymes Function
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After studying the basics of enzyme function, students will be exposed to the history and evolution of lactose intolerance/lactase persistence. Both whole group and individual activities will ask students to interact with the concept. They will conduct a lab to understand the role of enzymes in lactose digestion and communicate their knowledge by creating a public health poster.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Data Set
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
STEMToolkit Administrator
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Got Lactose? Investigating How Enzymes Function
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After studying the basics of enzyme function, students will be exposed to the history and evolution of lactose intolerance/lactase persistence. Both whole group and individual activities will ask students to interact with the concept. They will conduct a lab to understand the role of enzymes in lactose digestion and communicate their knowledge by creating a public health poster.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Data Set
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Janelle Roberts
Date Added:
04/04/2019
High School Genetics & Heredity Unit - Phenomena Found in Agriculture
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How can we Design Cattle to Better Meet Human Needs?

In this high school Storyline unit on genetics and heredity, students are introduced to ‘SuperCows’. As they explore the vast variety of cattle breeds, students discover that cattle are specialized for different purposes and while similar, the ‘SuperCows’ are clearly unique. Students wonder what caused this diversity and specificity which leads to investigations about the role of inheritance, DNA and proteins.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Life Science
Biology
Genetics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Date Added:
10/02/2020
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Living, Non-living or Dead?
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Students use specimens prepared by the teacher and try to decide if each one is living, non-living or dead.  This may be done as inquiry prior to instruction or as reinforcement.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Deb Henry
Date Added:
06/20/2018
The Pompe Predicament - Lesson One
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A first person story is presented to the students to hook their interest in the disease. Using a jigsaw approach, students will learn about the fundamentals of Pompe disease and share information during a whole class discussion.

The Pompe Predicament was developed as a part of Biomedical Explorations: Bench to Bedside which was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number R25RR023294. Additional support provided by the University of Florida (UF) and the UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Julie Bokor
Date Added:
01/28/2016
STEM Capstone & Career Pathways Project
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This learning tool will guide students through the process of understanding real-world applications of drug delivery and how drug delivery is applied to treating infectious diseases. Students using this module should find success in self-directed learning, though they may use additional resources in the community, the guidance of teachers, the advice of scientists or biomedical professionals at DDF, or the knowledge presented in scientific literature to help them achieve their goal; though this module should provide most of the tools they will need for guidance.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Speaking and Listening
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Module
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lindsay Malcolm
Date Added:
05/01/2019
Tree of Life
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All cells, organs and tissues of a living organism are built of molecules. Some of them are small, made from only a few atoms. There is, however, a special class of molecules that make up and play critical roles in living cells. These molecules can consist of many thousands to millions of atoms. They are referred to as macromolecules (or large biomolecules).

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
08/18/2011
Viral Hijackers
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Students learn how viruses invade host cells and hijack the hosts' cell-reproduction mechanisms in order to make new viruses, which can in turn attack additional host cells. Students also learn how the immune system responds to a viral invasion, eventually defeating the viruses -- if all goes well. Finally, they consider the special case of HIV, in which the virus' host cell is a key component of the immune system itself, severely crippling it and ultimately leading to AIDS. The associated activity, Tracking a Virus, sets the stage for this lesson with a dramatic simulation that allows students to see for themselves how quickly a virus can spread through a population, and then challenges students to determine who the initial bearers of the virus were.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Mary R. Hebrank
Date Added:
09/18/2014