Life in a Blood Vessel
Students explain the various activities that are constantly going on in a blood cell by role playing a blood cell, antibody, pathogen, and platelets.
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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 How Your Dog Can Protect You Before You're Born
Want to have a healthier baby? Get a puppy! Not to replace a human child, but to give that child an immunity boost before they are born. Pupils learn the link between dog slobber and a reduction in the likelihood of allergies and asthma...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS
Believe it or not, a man was cured of HIV in 2008; unfortunately doctors are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how it happened. Follow along with this short video to learn about this deadly virus and the unique...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Does the Pancreas Do?
We are all born with one, but how many people actually know what the pancreas does? Follow along with a short video as it examines the important role this often-overlooked organ plays in digesting food and maintaining healthy blood-sugar...
3 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How a Wound Heals Itself
Did you know that the biggest organ in the human body isn't the brain, the liver, or even the lungs? It's the skin. Follow along with this short video as it explores the structure of human skin and its amazing ability to regenerate itself.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable