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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Designed to accompany the 13-minute video The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes, this handout serves as both a viewing guide during the video and an analysis of how the adaptations of the icefish might help treat some...
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Baylor College

Infectious Disease Case Study

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Small groups of life science learners look at Allison's symptoms and discuss a diagnosis. They use a chart of illnesses and draw symptom clues from an envelope to determine what illness she has. A lesson like this gives children an...
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Baylor College

Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including...
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Lesson Plan
John Hopkins University

Diets and Influence on Food Choice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the...
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Curated OER

Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Throughout the 20th Century, the world has become a healthier place. By examining the public-health issues and diseases doctors faced during the 1900's, young scholars will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's....
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Explore Biology

Health Pamphlet Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Biology or health nuts select a disease to research and produce a pamphlet that can be used to inform the public. The tri-fold product is worth 100 points according to the included grading page.
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Curated OER

What Can a Map Tell You?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate how maps can provide useful information about health issues. They study a map to draw conclusions about cholera death in London.
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Curated OER

Harvest the Facts

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover heath problems caused by tobacco.  In this human health lesson, students identify the many diseases tobacco use causes and how to prevent such diseases.  Students investigate the organs in the human body directly...
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Curated OER

Crime Scene Investigation - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the different blood types, and are introduced to new knowledge through a crime scene simulated activity. They explore the genetics of blood types, and are introduced to immunology/diseases.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Disease, Environment, Health, Human Populations, and Modern Technology

For Students 9th - 12th
What is a pandemic, epidemic, and a vaccine? What changes have occurred in health and environmental awareness with the advent of new technology? This 20 question multiple choice quiz asks kids to answer who, what, when, and where about...
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Curated OER

Climate Change And Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners consider the role of climate change in the occurrence of vector born diseases such as malaria. In small groups, they research a specific vector to complete an information chart on climate changes in the region where the vector...
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PPT
Curated OER

Animal Diseases

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Many of the toxins and parasites that cause illness are specified and discussed in this slideshow.  Poisoning and other mechanisms by which an animal can fall ill are detailed and the information about frequency, prevention and treatment...
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Curated OER

T Cells Fight The Flu!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students examine T cells and the role they play in the immune system.  In this interactive lesson students work in groups to complete an online training and make a comic strip with what they learned. 
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Curated OER

Where's the Beef - Beef Facts or Hype, Is it Bad for You?

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Analyze a Happy Meal™ for nutrient content and calories. Blend the contents into "McMush" and use Biuret's solution to test for protein content. There are a few problems with the lesson plan: the resource links are no longer valid, the...
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Curated OER

Making Connections: Exploring Our Brains through the Five Senses

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students identify structures of the brain, and neurons and analyze their functions.  In this nervous system lesson students create drawings and models of anatomy.
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Curated OER

Using Mathematics to Explain the Spread of Diseases

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use statistics to solve problems based on the spread of disease.  In this disease lesson plan students study the role that viruses and bacteria play in the spread of diseases and explain pandemics. 
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Curated OER

Adolescent Obesity and Susceptibility to Disease

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students understand the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and good health.  In this health instructional activity students read text then create their own pamphlet on the cardiovascular system, weight gain, treatments and health...
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Curated OER

Crunching the Numbers on Dating Violence

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students read about potential violent relationships and beliefs about dating.  In this relationship instructional activity students use graphs to examine data about healthy realtionshipsand draw conclusions on their results.
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Curated OER

5 A Day The Color Way

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Students explore the ways they can incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diets.  For this health lesson students and parents list health benefits of more fruits and vegetables in their diets and complete a handout.
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Curated OER

Methamphetamine: A Threatening Scourge on Teens, Families, and Communities

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine how methamphetamine alters the brain and the facts about it.  In this brain chemical addiction  lesson students read articles on methamphetamine and take a quiz. 
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Curated OER

Immunology

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate the immune system. In this immune system lesson, students explore the immune system through participating in a WebQuest. After completing the WebQuest, students create a video documentary or chart.
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Curated OER

Taiping Rebellion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers reflect on the impact of the Taiping Rebellion.  In this World History lesson, students work in small groups to research and discuss the Taiping Rebellion and the ramifications it had around the world, then share their...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Ranking Global Problems

For Students 8th - 12th
In this global problems worksheet, students are given a list of ten issues that we face world wide and they rank the list in order of priority after discussing the topics with a group. Students then order the top ten problems that we...
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Curated OER

Bacteria and Illness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research information on bacterium and their relationship to food borne diseases. In this science lesson plan, students complete internet research to construct and analyze the growth cure of common bacterium and food-borne...