All About mRNA Vaccines Webquest

mRNA vaccines

This web quest takes students on a fascinating journey to discover how mRNA Vaccines are made in months instead of years, and how they stimulate an immune system response to protect against sickness and infection.

This product includes a PDF version and a digital Google Slide Version that can be assigned individually, as a small or whole group activity or as an emergency substitute activity.

Topics Covered

What is the job of a vaccine?

What are the 4 types of vaccines?

Measles Vaccine Production Process

What is the job of RNA?

What is DNA?

What is mRNA?

How do mRNA Vaccines produce an immune response?

mRNA Vaccine Development Process

mRNA Vaccine Safety

Genetic Sequencing of Viral RNA

Antigen

Pathogen

Adjuvants

Lipid Nanoparticles

Endocytosis

History of mRNA Vaccine Research

Potential Future Uses of mRNA Vaccines

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Virus & Vaccine Web Quest Bundle

Virus & Vaccine Web Quest Bundle

This web quest bundle makes a great activity to introduce the topics of viruses, how vaccines are made, and the body’s immune response. It also is perfect for an emergency sub lesson! I’ve included a variety of engaging video and website resources from: Ask a Biologist, Cells Alive, Amoeba Sisters, CDC, Live Science, and more. – Answer Keys Included!

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Virus Topics Included

  • Structure of a typical virus
  • Modern Cell Theory
  • Bacteriophage
  • Lytic Cycle
  • Lysogenic Cycle
  • Immune System Response
  • Leukocytes
  • Helper T-Cells
  • HIV Virus
  • Influenza Virus
  • Respiratory Sincitial Virus
  • Human Parainfluenza Virus
  • Adenoviruses
  • Coronaviruses
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Virus
  • Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Development Topics Covered

  • Covid-19 Vaccine Development Process
  • Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
  • Moderna Nucleic Acid Vaccine Platform
  • Antigen
  • Pathogen
  • Recombinant Protein
  • Messenger RNA
  • Growth Medium
  • Bioreactors
  • Fermenters
  • Viral Vaccines
  • Antibiotics
  • Chromatography
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Stabilizers
  • Preservatives
  • Adjuvant
  • Freeze-dried Vaccines
  • Rehydration of Vaccines

Immune System Topics Covered

  • Antibodies
  • Antigens
  • Antigen Presenting Cells
  • Active Killer T Cell
  • Memory Killer T Cell
  • Memory B Cell
  • Memory T Helper Cell
  • Naive B Cell
  • Naive Killer T Cell
  • Plasma B Cell
  • Vaccine Antigen
  • T Helper Cell
  • Pathogens
  • Vaccination
  • Disease Agents
  • Target Antigens
  • Attenuated Virus
  • Primary & Secondary Response

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virus and vaccines webquest
Viruses & Vaccines Bundle | COVID-19 Print & Digital Versions

Viruses & Vaccines Bundle | COVID-19 Print & Digital Versions

Bundle Description

This bundle includes everything you need to teach your students about viruses (including Covid-19) and the process of making vaccines.

5 Products are Included in this Bundle

  • What is a Coronavirus No-Prep Mini-Lesson
  • Virus Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizer
  • All About Viruses Webquest
  • Mystery Virus: Epidemic Epidemiology Case Study Simulation
  • How Vaccines are Made (Including COVID-19 vaccines)

Distance Learning: This activity can be assigned to students via Google Classroom or other digital learning platform, a PDF file can be emailed to student, or a hard copy can be printed and given to students.

Topics covered in this bundle

  • What is a virus?
  • Parts of a typical virus: capsid, RNA/DNA, receptors
  • Structure of covid-19 Virus
  • How is covid-19 transmitted?
  • Prevention of covid-19 infection and treatment
  • How big is a virus?
  • Types of Viruses: rhinoviruses, coronaviruses, influenza, RSV, HIPVs, adenoviruses,
  • Diseases caused by viruses: cold, flu, covid-19, bronchitis, pneumonia, MERS,SARS
  • 3 Components of Modern Cell Theory
  • Bacteriophages
  • Structure of a Bacteriophage: capsid, collar, sheath, base plate, tail fiber
  • Lytic Virus Life Cycle
  • Lysogenic Virus Life Cycle
  • Immune Systems Response to Infection: leukocytes, Helper T Cells
  • Symptoms and Treatment for Virus Infections
  • What is the difference between Epidemic and Pandemic?
  • How are vaccines made? (traditional & Platform Vaccine Technologies
  • Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
  • Moderna Nucleic Acid Vaccine Platform
  • Antigen
  • Pathogen
  • Recombinant Protein
  • Messenger RNA
  • Growth Medium
  • Bioreactors
  • Fermenters
  • Viral Vaccines
  • Antibiotics
  • Chromatography
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Stabilizers
  • Preservatives
  • Adjuvant
  • Freeze-dried Vaccines
  • Rehydration of Vaccines
  • Genetic Sequencing of Viral DNA
  • Vaccine Rapid Response Platforms
  • Epidemiology Case Study Simulation – students take on the role of a Public Health Director and work with a virtual expert epidemiologist to identify the cause of a respiratory virus outbreak and recommend a course of action to prevent an epidemic.

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