Virus Attacking a Cell:
Understand How Viruses Attack

When you see a virus attacking a cell, all you see is that the virus attaches itself to the cell momentarily–then leaves.  The cell that just got attacked would seem normal, however, terrible things are happening inside that cell.  Let’s take a look at what really happens, in detail:

20170522 Virus Attacking a Cell
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Next Generation Science Standards:

MS-LS1-1   Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

HS-LS1-2   Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

HS-LS1-3   Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

What Science Does this Comic Teach?

Unit: Anatomy and Phsiology

⇒Chapter: Viruses

⇒Topic: Virus Attacking a Cell

Additional Information

DNA / RNA

DNA and RNA are molecules which serve as the building blocks of genetic materials.

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