Enhance your curriculum with this innovative visual software solution that concentrates on Biology's most challenging concepts.
- Chose the number of cases you want to use for each cass
- Work and record results in the cloud
- Works with all operating systems
The award-winning Interactive Cases are research-based and proven to enhance students’ ability to think critically. Each Interactive Case provides a dynamic, virtual environment, through the use of video, 3D animations and interactivity, with a captivating real-world scenario. Students act like real scientists and solve problems by making observations, collecting and analyzing data, forming and testing hypotheses, and communicating their findings. Student performance on specific critical thinking skills is sent to the teacher in real time, into a heat map, that pinpoints areas of need for each student, allowing teachers to instantly personalize and differentiate their instruction.
Interactive Case study topics include:
In the role of a veterinarian, students help a young calf, named Clarke, who is having seizures. To determine the cause, the students "fly into" Clark's brain to learn about osmosis and apply their learning to save Clarke.
In the role of a physician assistant in the ER of a hospital, students help a patient who has been exposed to chlorine gas following a train wreck. Students fly into the lungs to learn about diffusion and apply various treatments, collect data and help cure the patient.
A CIA agent has been poisoned, but is still alive and has been rescued by Navy Seals. As a forensic scientist, students must determine the identity of the poison that has affected the agent’s cells.
In the role of a neurologist, students investigate how nerve cells communicate to help a patient who has recently developed hand tremors and has trouble standing and walking.
In the role of a physician in the ER of a hospital, students must help a young child that has ingested a toxin while on a family outing to a botanical garden.
In the role of a nurse at a university health facility, students must help a student who stayed up 18 hours studying for finals. The patient drank lots of energy drinks and coffee, and is now suffering from muscle weakness and having trouble walking.
In the role of a physician in the ER of a hospital, students must help a young hiker who arrived complaining of painful muscle spams in his calf. Students must determine what animal has stung or bitten him and determine how the toxin has affected the action potentials in his nerves.
As a marine biologist, students must determine why the coral in the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching. By learning the key principles of photosynthesis and performing experiments in their laboratory aquarium, students determine the cause of the coral decline.
An infant on a farm has blue baby syndrome. As an EPA environmental engineer, students must find the cause of the baby’s illness. Using data from the environment, students learn the importance of the nitrogen cycle and how human factors can impact nature.
Protein Synthesis: A baby girl’s ADA enzymes are not working properly and suffers from ADA SCID, an immune disease. Students act as a pediatrician and learn about protein synthesis to find the cause of the disease.
As a veterinary neurologist, students learn about cell signaling to help a dog that has tremors and trouble standing up. As they do, they learn about links between hormones, gene regulation and the nervous system.
A Great Dane dog is eating well, but losing weight. As a veterinary technician students apply their learning of enzymes to help the dog recover.
As a geneticist, students learn about genetic alterations in meiosis to determine why a calico cat, which are usually female, is male.
Working as a CDC scientist, students investigate an outbreak of multi-drug resistant bacterial infections, and trace it to the use of antibiotics on a commercial farm.
Ordering information: License purchase is for one academic year which begins July 1st and ends June 30th. A Class Subscription is appropriate for one class period (with a class being defined as a group of up to 40 students who meet regularly during a course period). Teachers, schools and districts with more than one class should add additional classroom subscriptions as needed. Cogent Education’s Interactive Case applications require a one-time download and installation, which may be installed on any school or student owned device by any registered Cogent Education User from the licensed classroom. System Requirements include Platforms: Windows-PC||Apple OSX||Apple iOS||Google Android. Minimum Versions: Windows 7||OSX 10.7||iPad 3||Android 4.4. Memory: 2 GB (not does not apply for tablet devices). Storage (per application): 400 MB (PC/Mac)|| 200MB(iPad/Tablet). Internet: Required. Keyboard: Recommended.
Delivery information: You will be contacted for additional information after purchase regarding access and choice of Interactive Cases.