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How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis
6 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Between 1957 and 1962, thousands of infants born in Canada, Great Britain, and Germany had serious deformities due to thalidomide, a drug marketed to pregnant women as a mild sleeping aid and to relieve pregnancy nausea. However, the...
How a Few Scientists Transformed the Way We Think About Disease
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
During the first few sniffles of a cold, you can't help wondering where you picked up the illness. Watch an Ed Ted video that details the difference between miasma theory and germ theory, and the ways that Dr. John Snow's research...
What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...