Tuberculosis and Society
Middle schoolers examine the biological, medical, social and historical contexts of tuberculosis. They conduct research, compare treatments of TB during the 20th century, read articles, and present their research information to the class.
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Individual Species in the Deep Sea
A tube worm's outer covering is made of chitin, the same material that makes up the shells of lobsters and crabs. Scholars create tube worms and analyze and discuss the longevity of organisms living near cold seeps. They then discuss and...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Communicating About Communicable Diseases!
Here's an activity that asks class members to explore diseases and their causes, prevention, and cures to better inform the public. After researching, discussing, and learning about communicable and noncommunicable diseases, groups...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Make a Mummy
Were the ancient Egyptians successful in evading decomposition during the mummification process? What happens to the human body after death? This fascinating video combines a study of biology and the mummification process of some ancient...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
A Crippling Cough: Tuberculosis on a Rampage
Students use problem solving skills to examine symptoms, causes, and treatment of tuberculosis in modern times and in early 1900s. Students read patient case, work in teams to diagnose illness, and conduct Internet research to confirm...
6th - 8th Science