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Calisphere Themed Collection - California Local History Mapped - Disasters
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Historical images on a map of California show disasters--flood, earthquake, fire, and ...

Historical images on a map of California show disasters--flood, earthquake, fire, and disasease--throughout the state.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
University of California
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Calisphere - California Digital Library
Changing Education Paradigms
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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the ...

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
TED
Author:
Ken Robinson
Conversations with History: Reflections on Empire, Nationalism and Globalization, with Kenneth D. Kaunda
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes His Excellency Kenneth D. Kaunda, the First ...

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes His Excellency Kenneth D. Kaunda, the First President of Zambia (1964-1991). President Kaunda discusses the national and international challenges he confronted as a national leader. He also reflects on his current work with NGOs in the global fight to fight disease, poverty and inequality. (54 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Curb the Epidemic!
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Using a website simulation tool, students build on their understanding of random ...

Using a website simulation tool, students build on their understanding of random processes on networks to interact with the graph of a social network of individuals and simulate the spread of a disease. They decide which two individuals on the network are the best to vaccinate in an attempt to minimize the number of people infected and "curb the epidemic." Since the results are random, they run multiple simulations and compute the average number of infected individuals before analyzing the results and assessing the effectiveness of their vaccination strategies.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Complex Systems Science Laboratory,
Debbie Jenkinson and Susan Frennesson, The Pine School, Stuart, FL
Garrett Jenkinson and John Goutsias, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Diseases Exposed: ESR Test in the Classroom
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Students demonstrate the erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR test) using a blood ...

Students demonstrate the erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR test) using a blood model composed of tomato juice, petroleum jelly and olive oil. They simulate different disease conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, leukocytosis and sickle-cell anemia, by making appropriate variations in the particle as well as in the fluid matrix. Students measure the ESR for each sample blood model, correlate the ESR values with disease conditions and confirm that diseases alter blood composition and properties. During the activity, students learn that when non-coagulated blood is let to stand in a tube, the red blood cells separate and fall to the bottom of the tube, resulting in a sediment and a clear liquid called serum. The height in millimeters of the clear liquid on top of the sediment in a time period of one hour is taken as the sedimentation rate. If a disease is present, this ESR value deviates from the normal, disease-free value. Different diseases cause different ESR values because blood composition and properties, such as density and viscosity, are altered differently by different diseases. Thus, the ESR test serves as a real-world diagnostic screening test to identify indications of the presence of any diseases in people.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Partnerships for Research, Innovation and Multi-Scale Engineering (PRIME) RET, Georgia Tech
Renuka Rajasekaran
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
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Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of ...

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenrad Nelson
Exploration of the Americas
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This collection uses primary sources to explore early exploration of the Americas. ...

This collection uses primary sources to explore early exploration of the Americas. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
U.S. History
World History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Kerry Dunne
Grand Convergence: Aligning Technologies & Realities in Global Health
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In this PLOS Collection, global health leaders chart the path to a ...

In this PLOS Collection, global health leaders chart the path to a dramatic reduction in the global burden of disease by 2035. This ambitious convergence in global health will require strategic investments in research and development as well as an aggressive scale-up of health-care delivery systems to ensure that existing health tools and services reach those who need them. “Grand Convergence: Aligning Technologies and Realities in Global Health” describes how to reduce avertable infectious, maternal, and child deaths down to universally low levels within a generation by aggressively scaling up health tools and continuing to invest in the tools of tomorrow. 

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences
Growing Germs in a Petri Dish
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This activity provides a hands-on demonstration of how disease is caused by ...

This activity provides a hands-on demonstration of how disease is caused by other organisms and spread through contact with hard surfaces. Students will swab several hard surfaces in the classroom/school and touch them to a Petri dish. Petri dishes are left for 3 days to allow anything that was on the hard surfaces to grow.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Provider Set:
SEEK
Health rules!: fitness and nutrition for kids
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In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for ...

In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for teachers as well as lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. In addition to looking at how we can help children to establish good habits, you will find web sites that look at the health issues facing preteens and teenagers today. How many kids need help evaluating their diets and taking a good look at their food consumption? Most likely all of them. With this in mind, there will be many opportunities to examine current guidelines for a healthy diet and to discuss the impact weight gain has on the body image of young people.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal
Author:
Andy Ault
Carolyn Hamilton
Janet Kahkonen Keppler
Heart Disease: America's Leading Cause of Death
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Learn why heart disease, a largely preventable condition, is the leading cause ...

Learn why heart disease, a largely preventable condition, is the leading cause of death in this country today, in this video adapted from The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Heart to Heart
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Students learn about the form and function of the human heart through ...

Students learn about the form and function of the human heart through lecture, research and dissection. They brainstorm ideas that pertain to various heart conditions and organize these ideas into categories that help them research possible solutions. An expert in the field of cardiac valve research was interviewed for this lesson and shares his ideas with the class. Students conclude by researching various possible heart defects.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Janet Yowell
Michael Duplessis
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
the History of Medicine: A Scottish Perspective
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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly ...

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect health care?

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Home Economics
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Many people think that food is eaten only because it satisfies hunger. ...

Many people think that food is eaten only because it satisfies hunger. They do not regard food as something that keeps them healthy. One of a caterer's concern is to provide food which can help nourish the body and protect it against disease. This unit would equip you with the necessary knowledge to provide healthy and nutritious meals for your customers.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
WikiEducator
The Human Microbiome Project
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The healthy adult body hosts ten times as many microbial cells as ...

The healthy adult body hosts ten times as many microbial cells as human cells.The metagenome carried collectively by these microbial communities dwarfs the human genome in size, and their influences on normal development, diet and obesity, immunity, and disease are under active research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) was established to provide a comprehensive baseline of the microbial diversity at 18 different human body sites.These data join resources generated by computational tool development for analysis of the microbiome, research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of the microbiota, technology development for investigating these microbial communities, and a range of disease-focused microbiome demonstration projects.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences
Immunology
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Immunology is the study of our immune system, a highly sophisticated system ...

Immunology is the study of our immune system, a highly sophisticated system that defends us against all disease-causing invaders by identifying and neutralizing such threats. As with any system in our body, when the immune system malfunctions, disease can result. In this course the student will take a look at what happens when an inappropriate immune response takes place. (Biology 407)

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Inferential statistics
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In many epidemiological studies, it is not possible to include every individual ...

In many epidemiological studies, it is not possible to include every individual in a population. Rather, a sample of individuals is collected. This may be take the form of a survey, a cross-sectional study, a randomised controlled trial, and so on. The important issue is that not every individual in the source population is included, which means that random, or sampling, error and biases may be introduced. These affect our ability to extrapolate our results (whether descriptive or analytic in nature) to the source population. However, the aim of most studies is to draw some conclusion about the source population, using the results obtained from the sample. This requires the use of statistical methodology in a process known as inferential statistical analysis, and is commonly used in epidemiological investigations.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
WikiVet
Provider Set:
Veterinary Epidemiology