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K-12 Subjects
10 11 12

From Plant Extract to Drug

This lesson gives the students an opportunity to understand and experience how plant extract is turned into a drug. It will also give them a better perspective of how commercial drugs are manufactured.

10 11 12

Investigating Plant Extracts with Antimicrobial Properties

This lesson will allow students to explore which plants have antimicrobial properties through experimentation. They will use microbiological techniques to effectively determine the presence or absence of antimicrobial activity in the identified plant extracts.

10 11 12

Botanicals, Anyone? How Plants are Used in Pharmaceuticals

This lesson is an overview of how plants or plant parts are used in the pharmaceutical world. A history of herbal medicine will also be discussed to show how plants have been discovered and used over time. Examples of plants and their medicinal properties will be tackled in this lesson.

10 11 12

Plants as Antimicrobials

This lesson will explore the world of medicinal plants and their uses. They will use their analytical skills to research and justify why a particular plant may be able to kill or inhibit growth of undesirable microorganisms.

10 11 12

Stem Cells - What Sets Them Apart? (CTE)

This lesson will engage students as they learn the basics about the different types of stem cells used in stem cell research (adult stem cells & embryonic stem cells).

11 12

Use of Stem Cells to Treat Disease (CTE)

Students explore the background and informed consent materials for a clinical trial from a patient point of view, then do independent research to create an info-graphic for an existing stem cell clinical trial.

10 11 12

Having a Fine Time, Creating Stem Cell Lines (CTE)

Using simple lab supplies and an online simulation, students will explore the lab techniques used by scientists to create stem cell lines.

10 11 12

Clinical Trial Scenario Using Stem Cells (CTE)

Students will explore how stem cells might be used to cure diseases working specifically with a heart attack scenario.This lesson will allow them to explore clinical trial research, and associated careers, as well as begin thinking about medical, ethical and legal issues related to such therapies.

9 10 11 12

Testing a Medicine's Efficacy: Using Aerobic Plate Count APC (CTE)

Students will learn the lab procedures needed to count the amount of bacteria in a sample. Required skills are agar prep, serial dilutions of bacteria samples, and pouring agar plates.

9 10 11 12

Counting bacteria (Enumeration) and Analyzing Data for Trends (CTE)

Students will learn how to count bacterial colonies on a agar plate to determine the effectiveness of a medicine. They will also analyze data to determine the type (linear or exponential) of equation governing the effectiveness of the medicine and what is the predicted maximum dose needed to kill all bacteria.

9 10 11 12

The Evolution of Medical Research (CTE)

History has many examples of scientist conducting harmful experiments in the name of medical research. As a result of these experimental studies, many reforms within government agencies and Civil Rights Laws emerged. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is one such example.

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