You have recently graduated from college and have just landed your first fulltime job! Thanks to your extensive science background, you have been hired as a Youth Educator by the Somerset Health Organization (SHO). Your position requires you to research diseases that affect members of the community and present your work to students within the Somerset Public Schools District.
Your supervisors at the Somerset Health Organization, Drs. Garrison, McGillen, and Long have just given you your first assignment: On Thursday April 17th, you will visit the seventh grade Life Science classrooms at Somerset Intermediate School and speak to the students about a disease that affects the human body. Your supervisors will allow you to choose which disease you will present from a list - the disease that you select may be one that is present among the community of Somerset, or possibly found within some of the families of the students whom you will be presenting to. Either way, your supervisors have high expectations for you:
• Your presentation should be informative
• You should present your material in a manner that 13 and 14 year olds can understand
• Your presentation should be interesting and hold the attention of your 7th grade audience