Biology students at Roland-Story High School have been studying and learning about the concepts involved with human and animal health in their recent unit of study.

One of their activities was entitled “vital signs” in which each student were researching vital signs of animals and making comparisons to humans. Ultimately they are learning skill sets that will allow them to identify signs of illness and eventually diagnose the illness and make recommendations on treatments.

“This unit has had the students focus on health of animals and people while looking at the various vectors associated with diseases and illnesses and what can be done to limit their impacts,” said Brad Taylor, biology instructor.