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268 resources with the concept the human body

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COVID-19: What's It All About?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars discover the novel virus COVID-19. Pupils fill out the K and W of a KWL chart in preparation for a viewing of an informative presentation. After ten slides, class members discuss their new-found knowledge, fill out the L of the...
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COVID-19: How Do I Protect Myself?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Since COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, is so easily transmitted, we must take preventative measures to keep others and ourselves from getting sick. Scholars learn about these measures in a lesson that introduces information by way of an...
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Meet the Germs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson introduces scholars to the scientist, Martinus Beijerinck, the person behind virus discovery. Learners research and complete a graphic organizer that showcases the differences between a virus and bacteria. Small groups share...
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Meet the Heros

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Vaccine development is the focus of a lesson that explores its history, timeline, and how the scientific method aids the process. Following a discussion about Edward Jenner and Small Pox, learners answer questions in their journals then...
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Head Lice: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Keep lice away with a lesson that focuses on best practices. Scholars discuss what lice are, where it can be found, how it can be prevented and cured. A worksheet challenges pupils to examine items they use every day. A quiz gauges...
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Breathing With a Pinwheel

For Parents K - 6th
A pinwheel encourages deep breathing to calm one's body and recenter their thoughts. Scholars breathe into a personal pinwheel with different types of breathing patterns then answer a question about how they feel. 
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How Much Does Smoking Really Cost?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Following a brief survey about tobacco, scholars examine a fact sheet to answer questions about the substance. A practice page challenges the class to determine the cost of the habit using money math. Pupils discuss their findings...
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Healthy Touches and Private Touches

For Teachers 1st Standards
Scholars identify the difference between healthy touches and private touches. A discussion leads pupils to recognize several trusting adults. Peers role-play scenarios in which they use three rules to remain safe.
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Differentiate! The Stem Cell Card Game

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the games grow. Groups play a card game to grow cells. Players start growing cells from stem cells to create specialized cells in the human body. Learners use full-grown cells from the human body to create stem cells in the lab to...
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Ancient Rome’s Most Notorious Doctor

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Though less famous today than Galen of Pergamon or even Dr. Frankenstein, Andreas Vesalius is revered for his discoveries that revolutionized anatomy textbooks. A short video introduces viewers to this physician who challenged Galen's...
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Chapter 2: Learning About Adolescence

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
 The Native American symbol, The Circle of Life, represents life's spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well being. By way of deep discussion, and two games, the lesson uses the Circle of Life to explore the stages of maturity,...
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Chapter 5: Learning About HIV/AIDS/STI's and Hepatitis Transmission

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers delve deep into facts about HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and other STI's by way of discussion and a hands-on activity. Scholars ask and discuss questions anonymously using a Question Box. Two experiments showcase the...
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Chapter 6: Making Choices

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A lesson looks closely at risky behavior such as teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Middle schoolers use a question box to ask questions anonymously. They role-play what life would be like if they became pregnant then...
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Puberty: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
With puberty comes lots of changes to one's body. Scholars explore those changes with two lessons that examine the role of the pituitary gland and hormones. In the first lesson, pupils take on the role of the pituitary gland, write a...
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Why Do Humans Have a Third Eyelid?

For Students 6th - 12th
That little pink bud in the inside corner of your eye is actually a vestigial eyelid! Find out more about the plica semilunaris, in a short video that explains why vestigial structures hang around.
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How Does Chemotherapy Work?

For Students 6th - 12th
Who would imagine that the use of mustard gas during World War I would lead to the discovery of chemotherapy? Learn more about how an investigation into this terrible weapon of war leads to the development of this modern cancer treatment.
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Hacking Bacteria to Fight Cancer

For Students 6th - 12th
The research being done in the field of synthetic biology holds tremendous possibilities for cancer patients. Here is a short video that details how synthetic biologists are learning how to program bacteria to attack tumors. 
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Could a Breathalyzer Detect Cancer?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be lovely if cancer detection could be as easy as blowing into a tube? Alas, the process is very complicated. Follow along as the narrator explains some of the problems in using a device like a breathalyzer to detect cancer....
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Why Haven’t We Cured Arthritis?

For Students 6th - 12th
The simple answer to the questions of why scientists have not found a cure for arthritis is that the term is used to describe over a hundred different conditions. Find out more about arthritis and how current treatments only deal with...
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How Rollercoasters Affect Your Body

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Rollercoaster riders are a passionate breed. There are even tours just for them. Find out how these thrill rides affect the body and how modern rollercoaster designers use the understanding of the forces on the body as they craft bigger...
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The Human Body

For Teachers 1st
Nothing is more relevant than the study of the human body. A series of 10 human body lessons begins with growth, ends with reproduction, and hits all the major systems in between. Each lesson provides opening and closing activities as...
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Digestion of a Hamburger

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
How do bodies digest all of the parts of a hamburger? An interesting video follows a hamburger through the digestive system, showing the pathway of digestion and explaining how each of the components of a hamburger—the bun, the meat, and...
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Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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Intracellular Infection by Salmonella

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria are pesky little organisms that can often easily infect us. But how? Salmonella bacteria literally gets under our skin. Viewers see how the dangerous bacteria protects itself from defense mechanisms inside the cell.