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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
8th - 12th Science
New Review Dangers of Radiation Exposure
Gamma radiation, which is harmful, is useful in treating cancers. In the second instructional activity in a series of four, young scientists take surveys and calculate their yearly exposure to ionizing radiation. Then they read about how...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Assessment: The Brain
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking...
5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Great Glands - Your Endocrine System
Diabetes is the most common endocrine disorder in the United States, affecting about eight percent of the total population. The working parts of the endocrine system are examined in a video that demonstrates how cells receive information...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Abdominal Cavity and Laparoscopic Surgery
Get to know the human body from the inside out. The first lesson in a series of 10 introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Biomedical engineers need to understand the region of the body as they develop and improve laparoscopic...
10th - 12th Science