Polacek, Kelly Myer and Keeling, Elena Levine. "Easy Ways to Promote Inquiry in a Laboratory Course."
Journal of College Science Teaching
(2005): 52-55. This resource is a research article about using inquiry in laboratory investigations at the high school and college level.
Zion, Michal and Sadeh, "Curiosity and Open Inquiry Learning."
Journal of Biological Education
41, no. 4 (2007): 162-168. This research article talks about inquiry learning in the science classroom.
Scientific Literacy in the Classroom
.By ActionBioscience.org. AIBS Annual Meeting, 2007.This resource is an interview by Carol Brewer about the use of scientific literacy to empower students in the classroom and improve their inquiry and critical thinking skills.
Claiborne, Ron and Wright, Sidney. "How One Woman's Cells Changed Medicine."
ABC World News
, January 31, 2010. http://abcnews.go.com/WN/henrietta-lacks-woman-cells-polio-cancer-flu-research-medicine/story?id=9712579#.UaQiLpV3cwE. This article gives a general overview of HeLa cells and their use in the development of the polio vaccine and medicine.
Rogers, Michael. "The Double-Edged Helix."
Rolling Stone Magazine
. March 23, 1976. This is one of the first articles published about HeLa cells and the controversy over the use of Henrietta Lacks' cells in science without the consent of her family.
Brumback, Roger A. "Book Reviews: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
16, no. 3 (2011).This resource is a book review of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
Miller, Kenneth R., and Levine, Joseph S.
Biology: Foundation Edition
. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc., 2010. A high school textbook with general information related to cell biology and infectious diseases. A great student resource as well.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. "Understanding Microbes: in Sickness and in Health."
, no. 09-4914 (2009).This is a publication of the NIAID and covers basics about microbes such as: how microbes make us sick, immunity, types of microbes, infectious diseases, treatment, and prevention.
"Part 2: So, What's Changed." American Association for the Advancement of Science. Last modified 2013. http://sciencenetlinks.com/media/filer/2012/02/17/yourhealth9-21.pdf. An article by the AAAS about microbes and infectious disease.
"How Does the Body Fight Off a Virus?" BBC. Last modified 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/22028517. This resource is an article by BBC Science: Knowledge and Learning Beta. It reviews the immune response to a viral infection and the role macrophages, T-cells and B-cells play in immunity.
Cohn, Ph.D. David V. "Louis Pasteur." October 2004. http://pyramid.spd.louisville.edu/~eri/fos/interest1.html. This resource gives some background information about Louis Pasteur and the development of the pasteurization process for elimination microbes. It also briefly describes how Pasteur contributed to the germ theory for the spread of disease.
Cohn, Ph.D. David V. "Edward Jenner." October 2004. http://pyramid.spd.louisville.edu/~eri/fos/jenner.html. This resource gives some background information about Edward Jenner and the development of the smallpox vaccine.
The University of Maryland: First Year Book Program.
2013. http://fyb.umd.edu/2011/henrietta-lacks.html.This website by the University of Maryland covers some background information about HeLa cells, Rebecca Skloot's book and the development of the polio vaccine at the Salk Institute.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
2013. http://www.salk.edu/index.php.This resource gives a timeline for the development of the polio vaccine from the Salk Institute.