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290 resources with the concept the human body

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Protect Your Personal Space

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Bubbles blown in the air begin a lesson about personal space. Making the connection between one's personal bubble and the floating bubbles around them, scholars take part in an activity that challenges them to stand with their peers and...
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Simón Dice

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Play a game of Simón Dice to reinforce body part vocabulary in Spanish and English. Scholars review and label a diagram of the human body in preparation for the big game. During the game, peers call out vocabulary in which players locate...
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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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The Amazing Skeletal System

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A video sparks learners' interests in the skeletal system. After discussing the purpose of having bones, pupils examine a sample paper skeleton then build their own in pairs. Class members independently build a second skeleton, paying...
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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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"Sense" Scientist!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A instructional activity provides super scientists with a learning experience to better understand the body's five senses. A discussion familiarizes pupils with the sense of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. A pairing activity...
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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.
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Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

For Students 9th - 12th
It is true that Earth has a magnetic field, but do human bodies detect it? Part of a larger series, an interesting video lesson describes an experiment that attempts to answer the question. Using brain scans while exposed to a simulation...
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Smart Tattoos and Tiny Robots: Crash Course Engineering #37

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What does the future hold for implantable devices? An informative video discusses the history of devices implanted in the human body starting with the first pace maker. After a discussion of the hurdles people must consider when...
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Full of Beans

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars have an opportunity to use their geometric modeling skills. Pupils determine a reasonable estimate of the number of string beans that would fill the average human body.
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The New Anatomy: Crash Course History of Science #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists move beyond the medical ideas of Galen? Dissect the past with the 15th installment in a History of Science video series. Topics include Vesalius' dissections, the microscope, and mapping the human body.
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Alchemy: Crash Course History of Science #10

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If the word alchemy makes you think of wizards gathered around bubbling cauldrons, you're not completely wrong! Introduce scholars to the history of chemistry during part 10 of a 15-part History of Science series. The video takes viewers...
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Sample Flexibility Plan for Beginners

For Students 6th - 12th
Boost flexibility with a set of stretches designed for beginners. Pictures and descriptions guide readers through a variety of stretches while standing, sitting, and lying on the floor. 
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Seasonal Science: Frostbite

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fingers, toes, and nose. Oh, my! It's so cold outside. An animated video models the four-step progression of frostbite and how it affects the human body.
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What If You Never Forgot Anything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would life be like if we never forgot anything? Challenge scholars to imagine the possibilities using a video from an extensive science playlist. Content includes how memories form, why forgetting is essential to learning, and what...
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Why Do We Itch?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our skin is the first line of defense against insects, parasites, and other irritants. How do we defend it? Step inside the science of scratching with a video from an informative playlist. Topics include how itching evolved, what happens...