CHEMISTRY IN THE EARTH SYSTEM

Use the essentials of chemistry as a key to unlocking biotechnology
applications in students’ own lives and communities.

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Explore the ways that chemistry can be used to develop innovative new biotechnologies and empower students to create a healthier future.

PACING

  • 4 Three-Day Lessons
  • 4 Classroom Presentations
  • Flexible Extension Resources
  • 45-Minute Sessions

TOPICS COVERED

  • Immunology
  • DNA Health
  • Disease Diagnostics & Treatment
  • Sustainability

FRAMING

  • NGSS Aligned
  • Project Driven
  • Data Based
  • Grounded in Inquiry

Getting Started

Use a chemistry lens to introduce students to exciting innovations in biotechnology. These hands-on, experiential resources inspire students to find connections between important breakthroughs in biotech and their own lives.

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Chemistry of the Earth System

Antibody Avengers

3 classes
Can we hack our own immune systems to become healthier? Take a closer look at the amazing natural weapons our immune systems use to fight disease. Students will learn about the role antibodies play in treating diseases ranging from cancer to Covid-19, and the innovative treatment known as immunotherapy.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
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Chemistry of the Earth System

Benefits of Biologics

3 classes
How do innovative biotech treatments compare to traditional approaches? Explore the ways biologics are revolutionizing the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Students will research specific biologic treatments and construct a 3D model demonstrating their findings.
LESSON PLANPDF5.2MB
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Chemistry of the Earth System

Cancer and Companion Diagnostics (Tumor Cell Biomarkers)

3 classes
How can we use biotech to improve health awareness? Introduce students to the process of DNA mutation and explore the impacts these mutations have on our lives. Find out how scientists and medical professionals are turning to biomarkers to prevent and treat diseases as students investigate biomarkers in their peers.
LESSON PLANPDF1.5MB
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Chemistry of the Earth System

Going Green in Biopharma

3 classes
What role do biotech companies play in creating a more sustainable world? Discover the ways biopharma intersects with sustainability as students learn about environmental footprint. Students will consider how their own decisions could impact environmental sustainability while researching the ways that companies are going green.
LESSON PLANPDF1.5MB
Chemistry and biotechnology go hand in hand for addressing the needs of the human body and innovating targeted treatments for diseases.