Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School
Tags:
Antibiotic Resistance, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Genetic Diversity, Genetic Variation, Genetics, Individual Rotation, Interdisciplinary, Lab Rotation, Medicine, Policy, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Science, Scientific Investigation, Scientific Procedure, Station Rotation
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Language:
English

Education Standards

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Overview

Antibiotics save people’s lives...and make bacteria stronger and more likely to kill us.  What is the best practice to balance these conflicting issues?

 In this problem-based learning module, the students will be evaluating real-life medical situations in conjunction with actual staff at those institutions and offering action plans to be ‘implemented’ there.  In order to accomplish this, the science unit will be interlocking with social studies and a language arts unit that will have them identifying target audiences and sculpting a way to present their findings.

 This unit has the potential to be a full problem-based unit as well as highly interdisciplinary--it’s connected to full units in social studies and language arts which stand alone but can be fully integrated if desired.

Section 1

Antibiotics save people’s lives...and make bacteria stronger and more likely to kill us.  What is the best practice to balance these conflicting issues?

 In this problem-based learning module, the students will be evaluating real-life medical situations in conjunction with actual staff at those institutions and offering action plans to be ‘implemented’ there.  In order to accomplish this, the science unit will be interlocking with social studies and a language arts unit that will have them identifying target audiences and sculpting a way to present their findings.

 This unit has the potential to be a full problem-based unit as well as highly interdisciplinary--it’s connected to full units in social studies and language arts which stand alone but can be fully integrated if desired.