Students are challenged to formulate a hypothesis for what is wrong with a patient named Gena based on her family history and complaints of sickness.
Review biology and biotechnology concepts (bacteria, viruses, reproduction & genetic recombination, treatment & prevention) with the help of an interactive jeopardy game with your class. See individual PowerPoints for concepts covered in each activity.
Students begin discussions on biotechnology as a class, addressing pre-conceived notions and exploring the role biotechnology plays in their lives, especially related to medicine. This lesson can be used both as an activator and/or a debrief of the unit.