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Mosquitoes Might Save Lives, Thanks to Bacteria

This short video explores a method for using bacteria to prevent mosquitoes from transmitting dengue virus to humans.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Animated Shorts
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Epidemiology of Nipah Virus

This activity complements the video Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations. Students explore cases of Nipah virus infection, analyze evidence, and make calculations and predictions based on data.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Case Studies
High School — AP/IB
College
Viral Lysis and Budding

This activity outlines two demonstrations that model how enveloped and nonenveloped viruses are released from infected cells.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
HIV Receptors and Co-receptors

This demonstration models the first step of the HIV life cycle: the binding of HIV envelope proteins to receptors on human helper T cells.

Microbiology
Anatomy & Physiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

This activity allows students to model how the anti-HIV drug AZT (azidothymidine) interferes with the process of viral replication.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Genetics
Microbiology
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Viral DNA Integration

In this hands-on activity, students model how a double-stranded DNA copy of the HIV genome is integrated into the host cell DNA.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
HIV Protease Inhibitors

This demonstration models how the HIV protease enzyme functions and how its activity is blocked by a class of anti-HIV drugs.

Genetics
Microbiology
Science Practices
Labs & Demos
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Think Like a Scientist: Natural Selection in an Outbreak

This video focuses on the front lines of the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and explains how scientists monitored the evolution of the virus by analyzing its genome.

Genetics
Microbiology
Evolution
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Ebola: Disease Detectives

This hands-on activity allows students to analyze DNA sequences of Ebola viruses. Students use these sequences to track the virus’s spread during the 2013–2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Microbiology
Evolution
Card Activities
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Patterns of Zoonotic Disease

This activity guides the analysis of a published scientific figure from a study on the global distribution of zoonotic pathogens and their host species.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Data Points
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Virus Hunter: Monitoring Nipah Virus in Bat Populations

This video follows scientists working in Bangladesh as they test fruit bat populations to determine whether they are infected with Nipah virus, a potentially deadly human pathogen.

Microbiology
Science Practices
Scientists at Work
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College
Virus Explorer

This interactive module explores the diversity of viruses based on structure, genome type, host range, transmission mechanism, and vaccine availability.

Microbiology
Click & Learn
High School — General
High School — AP/IB
College