Unit 6.2: "The RAD Disease": Investigating and Modeling Body Systems
In this unit, students address the problem of emerging diseases and the use of tissue engineering to solve problems by learning of a fictitious outbreak of the Random Acts of Dance (RAD) disease within their school. As students progress through the unit, they identify the pathogen, construct explanations about how the pathogen affects organ systems and their subsystems, and design a tissue engineering strategy to repair the damage. Unit Challenge Question
: How does a mystery pathogen make people sick and how can we come up with a treatment plan?
Link to Unit Overview
Unit Content Resources:
*Available to teachers who have completed the Unit Primer as part of the Mi-STAR Professional Learning Program