What is a Medicine?
Students brainstorm ideas about what makes a substance a "medicine" to determine their preconceptions about medicines. They evaluate whether certain substances should be defined as "medicines' and examine various systems of medicine.
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Hoo Eats Who and What is What in Your Own Backyard?
Bird is the word! Teach life science scholars the importance of our feathered friends and the roles they play in our ecosystem. Using the plan, learners investigate the birds in their areas, determine the biotic and abiotic factors that...
6th - 8th Science
Natural Resources and Synthetic Materials
All synthetic materials began as natural materials. An engaging instructional activity begins with a hands-on activity and an example of the type of research that scholars perform independently. Then pupils receive a topic and begin...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
What is Climate?—Climate Change, Lines of Evidence: Chapter 1
In 1896, Svante Arrhenius discovered the connection between human carbon dioxide emissions and global warming. Over 100 years later, it is worse than he predicted, yet the science continues to support his findings. Now we know there are...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How does anesthesia work?
Many people know the feeling of counting backward from 100 before a surgical procedure begins, but what actually happens between number 99 and waking up after surgery? Watch a short video about the different types of anesthesia, the...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Aspirin—The Wonder of Medicine
What do aspirin and the willow tree have in common? Scholars of chemical synthesis engage in a fascinating reaction to make their own aspirin samples. The lab uses thin layer chromatography analysis, includes stoichiometric calculations,...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable