In this ingestion worksheet, 9th graders fill in the blank about ingestion. Students relate the role of saliva, teeth, and the esophagus to their importance in ingestion.
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Can I Die From Too Much Water? Blood? Oxygen?
When someone drinks too much water in a short amount of time, the kidneys cannot keep up, causing blood to become waterlogged. A fascinating video explores what happens in the body when you get too much of things you need: water,...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Biological Molecules - You Are What You Eat
Low carb diets really go against the grain. All organisms need to either synthesize or ingest three molecules: carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Great visuals in this video explore the make-up and importance of each of these...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Strontium: It Knows Where You've Been
Humans ingest approximately 1-5 mg of strontium everyday! An interesting video describes how scientists use the element strontium to learn about people. The narrator explains where strontium is found and how it gets into and builds up...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Poison vs. Venom: What's the Difference?
Did you know that poison and venom are not the same? Both are toxic, but poison must be inhaled, ingested, or absorbed, while venom must be injected into a wound. The narrator explains that some toxic compounds may be used for good, as...
4 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable