BIOMED COURSE UNIT 3

Nucleic Acids and Proteins: Disease Treatment Innovations

How can biotechnology help us develop and deliver pharmaceutical drugs?

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Explore the concept of diagnosing and treating diseases, then innovate a solution using mechanisms of nucleic acids and proteins.

PACING

  • ¼ School Year
  • 53 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 Intro
  • 9 Lessons with Lab Elements
  • 1 Core lab
  • 1 Final Project

Lesson Plans, Labs and Student Capture Sheets

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

Introduction
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Nucleic Acids and Proteins: Disease Treatment Innovations

Students work in teams to create an innovative drug delivery system for a disease that has no cure. They will create a presentation for a mock Mystery Disease Conference that includes the creation of a 2-D model or animation, a flow chart or graphic organizer for a clinical trial, and 20-slide timed slideshow.
Lesson 1
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The Central Dogma of Biology

5 classes
How can you tell the difference between DNA and RNA? Understand how genetic information is used to make protein and investigate medical treatments that rely on protein synthesis manipulation.
LESSON PLANPDF2.3MB
Lesson 2
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DNA Modification

5 classes
How can DNA be intentionally modified to alter the sequence of organisms? Learn how CRIPSR technology works to manipulate DNA and explore the applications and ethical implications of the technology.
LESSON PLANPDF3.2MB
Lesson 3
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DNA Isolation and Purification

5 classes
What are the techniques used to isolate and purify DNA from cells? Examine the methods used to isolate and purify DNA, and discover how this helps customize medication and increase drug efficacy.
LESSON PLANPDF7.3MB
Lesson 4
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Protein Modification

5 classes
How does modifying a protein change its structure and function? Explore how a change in DNA can cause changes in protein shape and function that can be used to treat and possibly cure disease.
LESSON PLANPDF840KB
Lesson 5
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Protein Isolation and Purification

5 classes
How are human proteins produced and isolated from non-human sources? Play the role of a biochemist to learn about and practice the processes and technology used to purify proteins.
LESSON PLANPDF3.1MB
LAB
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Genetic Engineering for Protein Production

6 classes
How can we measure blood glucose concentration with glucometers to detect if someone has diabetes? Learn how we modify the DNA of organisms to create and isolate useful protein products.
LESSON PLANPDF2.3MB
Lesson 6
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Nucleic Acid Assays

5 classes
How are nucleic acid assays used in medicine? Research nucleic-acid based tests and therapies to understand how they are used in disease treatment.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
Lesson 7
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Protein Assays

5 classes
How are protein assays used to make accurate medical/clinical diagnoses? Discover how protein assays are used in research and clinical diagnoses through exploration of lab techniques.
LESSON PLANPDF1.8MB
Lesson 8
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How Are Drugs Tested?

5 classes
What is the complete process of developing a new medicine from bench to shelf? Examine the drug development process and how ethics play a role in biomedical research in the drug approval process.
LESSON PLANPDF1.8MB
Lesson 9
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Mechanisms of Drug Delivery

5 classes
How are nucleic acids and proteins used as pharmaceuticals? Explore common drug delivery mechanisms and emerging techniques by reviewing technologies.
LESSON PLANPDF1.6MB
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