Mary Beth O'Donoghue
Part 1: What's Wrong with Uncle Sam?
This lesson is meant to be used in a human biology course, or a general biology course as an introductory activity for the nervous system.
Time Frame: This activity will require three 50 minute class periods.
1. Have students work in groups of 3 or 4.
2. Pass out Part 1. "What's Wrong With Uncle Sam?"
3. After students read Part 1, ask them to fill in the chart on the student worksheet.
4. Once their chart is completed, have a class discussion on the possible diseases that Uncle Sam could have. From this list, allow each team to choose a different disease to research.
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