ERIC Number: ED409207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Science of HIV.
This book is the first curriculum developed to bring cutting edge research on the HIV virus into science classrooms. The book and video are coordinated to provide a range of learning opportunities--labs, activities, readings, model design, guided discussions and, in the video, a way to see research in action. Both the book and video emphasize the human side of HIV--the focus of researchers, the work of clinicians, the battles fought by HIV-infected people--to make the science behind this infection real for students. Fundamental areas of biology and health education covered include cell biology, general virus and HIV structure, immune system function and HIV infection, the latest drug therapeutics, and infection prevention. This curriculum integrates the science of HIV with prevention education, can expand upon a biology or health curriculum, includes reproducible student activity pages with illustrations and electron micrographs, gives teachers background information and presentation strategies, presents current information on HIV diagnostic tests and therapeutic drugs, and examines the global impact of the AIDS pandemic. The video features animations of the complex concepts contained within the book, interviews with leading scientists and health care workers, compelling stories of adolescents living with HIV, and prevention strategies. (JRH)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Biology, Cytology, Diseases, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Viruses
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.
Note: Funding provided by Abbott Laboratories. Accompanying video not available from ERIC.