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Students design a proportional model of blood out of red gelatin, a plastic bag, and rice. They study the components that make up blood and investigate what happens when the arteries in different scenerios. They work in pairs in order to figure out ways to clean out our clogged arteries.
The team of cells making up the third line of defense in the human immune system are introduced to biology pupils in this PowerPoint. Viewers explore the two phases of adaptive immunity and see both in the form of colorful drawings. They also learn how vaccines work. This valuable vault of information is ideal for a biology class when studying the immune system.
Your health class reads two biographical stories: one about a girl who has allergies and the other about a girl who has asthma. They watch a quick cartoon on the KidsHealth website about immunity and take the related online quiz. You will certainly want computers with Internet access for each class member or small group. A ton of resource links are embedded! After the online exploration, groups collaborate to craft a brochure about one of these two immune system conditions.
It's disturbing to think that one third of children born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes and perhaps be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents! Too many youngsters are not eating properly and are not physically active. It all begins at a young age. Help your class learn about and develop healthy eating habits and become more physically active.
In this simulation activity, young biologists examine blood types to determine whether the death rate in a hospital was caused because of incorrect identification of patient blood types. You will need obtain and follow the procedures of a blood typing kit in order carry out this lab activity in your classroom. Using this scenario makes a blood typing or scientific method lesson more interesting, and the provided lab sheet makes it easier for you to implement.
Why is breathing so difficult for asthma sufferers? To find out, learners build their own lung models in the investigation (from a British website, hence the term ventilation system instead of respiratory system). Using different-sized tubes to represent normal bronchi and the bronchi of an asthmatic, young scientists examine why it is so much easier to breathe with an unobstructed airway.
It's a waterfall of information on body systems; it just keeps coming! You will find 54 slides on the immune system, 17 on the reproductive system, 24 on the circulatory and respiratory systems, and 15 on the digestive system. Be warned that some of the photographs are graphic: a picture of an arthritis-ravaged hand, an ovary releasing an ovum, spina bifida, and the hand of a highly malnourished child to name a few. If your biologists are mature enough, this is a practical, yet poignant presentation.
There are many, many reasons why people do not maintain an energy balance. Talk to your young learners about balance, what gets in the way of eating healthy, and things that get in the way of doing physical activity. Some obstacles may seem small and some obstacles may seem huge, but when recognized, most can be overcome!
Six different chromosome activites introduce biology aces to heredity, chromosomal abnormalities, sex-linked traits, and the human genome. The hands-on activites are fairly simple for the teacher to prepare and will prove to be both educational and engaging. Use them in your biology class to supplement your genetics unit.
The different methods of attack that the human body uses against invaders on a cellular level are summarized here. There are detailed diagrams regarding the specializations of the immune cells, and the chemical or physical response that they evoke. There are some sentences left incomplete that can be filled in during the lecture.
Dispel the many myths and misunderstandings for teens regarding pregnancy. Health young scholars discuss the reproductive system, how conception occurs, and review new information through an excellent in-class game. Some wonderful blackline masters, extension activities, and the materials needed to play "The Pregnancy Game," are included in this well-designed plan.