5E Instructional Model Plan:

Polio (Viral Infection) 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching about viral infection and immunity using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

8 - 10 days

The rise and near eradication of Polio provides an interesting lens through which to explore viral disease, the immune response, and the process of vaccination. In this 5E sequence, students use animations, diagrams, and graphs to explore the characteristics of viral infection and how the immune system responds. In comparing Polio and influenza, students have an opportunity to discuss different types of viruses and to dive deeper into antigen/antibody specificity.