Working as a CDC researcher, students investigate an outbreak of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections and determine how evolution was involved by tracing the source and cause of the outbreak.
STEM Cases are interactive explorations in which students practice problem-solving and critical thinking as they solve a real world problem as a STEM professional. More About STEM Cases
Choose the level that is appropriate for your students.
|High School||This version is for general biology classes||40-50 min|
|AP||This version is for AP level classes||50-75 min|
Handbooks contain the same biology content as the related STEM Case, but without the investigative problem to solve. More About Handbooks
|High School||The Expanded Handbook covers allele frequency, directional, stabilizing, and disruptive selection in addition to the concepts covered in the handbook section of the High School Case||20-25 min|
|AP||The AP Handbook is identical to the handbook section in the AP Case||20-25 min|
This gives the students some background (copied from parts of Teacher Guide) and then an outline of the t... (more)opics they will work on in the Handbook. It is formatted to be converted smoothly to a Google Document. I then have the students do the full STEM Case using their notes for the handbook ques.
Handbook, AP Level
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