BIOMED COURSE UNIT 1

Crowdsourcing Innovations in Biotech

How can data help us prevent and control diseases?

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • As our understanding of science is evolving, so is the technology that helps us solve problems.

PACING

  • ¼ School Year
  • 45 Days
  • 5 Flex Days Built In
  • 45-minute Classes

FRAMING

  • Standards Aligned
  • Guiding Question
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Project Based

LESSON PLANS AND LABS

  • 1 Project Based Introduction
  • 10 Lessons with Lab Elements
  • 1 Core Lab
  • 1 Final Project

Lesson Plans, Labs and Student Capture Sheets

This unit includes lesson plans, labs, student capture sheets and presentations that empower educators to engage all students. These lesson bundles can be downloaded, for the use in the classroom.

Introduction
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Crowdsourcing Innovations in Biotechnology

Students will learn how crowdsourcing can be a valuable tool to help solve local and global problems. They will explore the connection between biomarkers and wearable technology, then take on a mock innovation challenge to ideate potential solutions.
Lesson 1
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Cell Biology and Biomarkers

4 classes
How do cells grow and reproduce? Differentiate eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Compare mitosis and meiosis. Our cells are the source of biomarker data that is generated. The process of growth and reproduction of cells in the body. The steps of mitosis and meiosis.
LESSON PLANPDF3.2MB
Lesson 2
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Mitosis and Meiosis

3 classes
What are the similarities between mitosis and meiosis? Cell division is part of the cell cycle, similar to how we have routines from day to night, cells have routines of their own. Learn how cells divide, grow, and repair themselves in the body.
LESSON PLANPDF2.4MB
Lesson 3
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Errors in Cell Replication

4 classes
How does a cell quality check and handle abnormalities? Do these methods always work? What happens when they don't? Untangle the classes and types of cell mutations and the wide range of effects they have, and learn how new DNA variations form.
LESSON PLANPDF2.4MB
Lesson 4
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Cell Damage

4 classes
How do changes at the cellular level lead to systemic disease? Examine how changes at the cellular level produce systemic disease. Investigate lifestyle choices that lead to cellular damage and potential illness, plus learn about key biomarkers.
LESSON PLANPDF1.4MB
Lesson 5
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Culturing Cells

4 classes
What is the role of cell culturing in the lab? How do we keep cells alive and growing? Explore the role of cell culture technicians in the greater functioning of the lab. Consider the different types of cells and the ethical dilemmas in this area.
LESSON PLANPDF1.6MB
Lesson 6
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Infectious Diseases

4 classes
How does the body know the difference between infectious and chronic diseases?: Use knowledge from previous lessons to distinguish between a chronic and infectious disease. Correlate biomarkers to symptoms, possible treatments, and preventions.
LESSON PLANPDF601KB
Lesson 7
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Chronic Diseases

3 classes
How do chronic diseases differ from infectious diseases? What are the most prevalent chronic diseases in society? Learn how wearable tech affects diagnosis and care of chronic disease, and find out if some diseases can be both infectious and chronic.
LESSON PLANPDF2.1MB
LAB
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Diagnosing Diabetes

4 classes
How can we measure blood glucose concentration with glucometers to detect if someone has diabetes? Explore how medical devices like glucometers are essential for people who must monitor their chronic disease, and for doctors diagnosing patients.
Lesson 8
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Data Generated by Healthy and Diseased Patients

3 classes
How can data collection from scientific, insurance, and social sources help us prevent or control diseases? Use data collected from online sources to discuss how biomarkers can help control, alleviate, or prevent diseases.
LESSON PLANPDF390KB
Lesson 9
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Statistically Significant Biomarkers

2 classes
How do we know whether the trends in biomarker data are significant enough to be considered unique to a disease? Dig into commonly used statistical tests and the applications for their use to learn how they can be used to find relationships in data.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
Lesson 10
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Current Wearable Devices and Data Collection

5 classes
How can the data collected from wearable devices assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Investigate the challenges and exciting opportunities that are emerging in the fast-growing industry of wearable technology.
LESSON PLANPDF128KB
Overview
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