Biology, Homeostasis, and Type 2 Diabetes

Distribution of diagnosed diabetes in US, 2017

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This 5-lesson unit teaches biology concepts to high school students through the phenomenon of type 2 diabetes. The unit integrates Next Generation Science Standards and addresses both physical and social mechanisms that contribute to the growth of type 2 diabetes in our communities. Student Road Maps allow for in-person, hybrid, or online education.

Lesson One: Asking Questions about Diabetes

Lesson Two: Homeostasis–Glucose in Balance

Lesson Three: Modeling Type 2 Diabetes

Lesson Four: Genes and Environment

Lesson Five: Evaluating Solutions

These lessons can be taught independently or with the complementary unit created for use in high school health classrooms.

Resource Contact:
Griswold, Joan C – MIT