Alzheimer’s disease strikes one out of nine individuals over the age of 65 in the United States alone and that number is estimated to increase dramatically as the population ages. Yet, no treatment can slow down or cure this devastating disease. In this Click and Learn students analyze and interpret evidence from different fields to make predictions about the biology of Alzheimer’s disease and identify possible targets for treatment. As students progress through the Click and Learn they should write detailed notes. They will also write down their questions and ideas in the Click and Learn itself. After completing the activity, they can print and/or email their notes. This Click and Learn addresses the following science practices:
Students engage in scientific questioning, data analysis, and evaluation of evidence to understand the biological mechanism of Alzheimer Disease.
Students identify the biological molecules associated with Alzheimer disease and use this information to predict a possible treatment.