Medicine: Then and Now
Students read ancient Greek texts to explore ancient healing practices and compare them to modern-day medicine. They conduct research into modern first-aid practices, using a standard medical reference.
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New Review Your Environment, Your Health: Air Quality
Some scientists argue that air pollution now causes more deaths than smoking. The second unit in a six-part series focuses on air quality. Scholars learn what's in the air, how clean the air around their school is, and what they can do...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Misconceptions About Falling Objects
Don't fall for these common misconceptions about falling objects! Using two sports balls with different masses, the interviewer demonstrates in a brief video the forces at work. Participants marvel as a much-heavier medicine ball lands...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science
Which Hits The Ground First?
Choosing between a medicine ball and a basketball, which will hit the ground first when dropped? Learners watch as visitors at a festival demonstrate in an interview-style video. The narrator asks visitors to guess, then drops the balls....
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today
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, students will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Brain-Controlled Robotic Arms: Cloze activity with Article
Fascinating content about current medical research on brain-controlled prosthetics comes in cloze activity form with a link to the original article. Useful for listening and reading comprehension skills development, and for any science...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
How a Few Scientists Transformed the Way We Think About Disease
During the first few sniffles of a cold, you can't help wondering where you picked up the illness. Watch an Ed Ted video that details the difference between miasma theory and germ theory, and the ways that Dr. John Snow's research...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 12th Science