Ethics in Health Care -- "Nurse Sassy"
Students discover the qualities of a health care worker. They examine professional appearance, dependability and honesty. They role play the position of a health care worker to complete the activity.
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What's Growing at the Tips of Your Fingers (In Addition to Your Fingernails?)
Students review procedures for handwashing and explore the connection between microbiology and improved health care. They examine bacterial culture grown from bacteria under their fingernails and write a procedure for handwashing in a...
11th - 12th Science
HIV/AIDS in the United States
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Aggression in Humans
The highlight of this lesson plan is a 53-minute investigative video, Can Science Stop Crime?" The question asked is whether or not aggressive behavior is caused by genetic factors. The answer has to do with genetic complexity, the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Bone Structure: Hollow vs. Solid
What is meant by the phrase "form follows function?" Allow your budding biologists to discover first-hand through two activities. In the first, groups work together to discover whether a solid cylinder or an empty cylinder can support...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable