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Adolescent development: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
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This article has a ton of information on adolescent development such as physical development and their behavior. It gives statistics and shows the differences between boys and girls adolescent development. It also gives parenting advice about their kids sexuality and safety tips.

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Biology
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National Institutes of Health
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
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Newly revised in 2012! This easy-to-read booklet is perfect for teachers, coaches, and families who want to help students with asthma take part in sports and physical activities. Discusses how to help students control their asthma and follow an asthma action plan. Also explains how to manage asthma triggers, ensure students have access to their asthma medicines, recognize worsening asthma symptoms and take action, and modify activities based on a childs asthma status. Includes sample asthma action plans and information about using a peak flow meter, metered-dose inhaler, and dry powder inhaler.

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Physics
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Better Safe, Than Sorry: Preventing a Tragedy
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This highly engaging, flexible (1-4 class periods), inquiry-based curriculum module focuses on the science and impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This curriculum, developed by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as teachers and other educational consultants, includes guided teacher instructions for implementation, data tables and background materials, a video with guided lab instruction and background on FAS, a post-assessment game and hands-on experiment involving varying concentration levels of ethanol and the growth and development of brine shrimp. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

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Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program
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Science education materials for fourth and fifth grade students on the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The curriculum consists of six modules. The goal of the curriculum is to lay the foundation for future scientific learning and substance abuse prevention efforts by providing an early elementary school-age audience with a basis of knowledge and critical thinking skills. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program
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Science education materials for kindergarten and first grade students on the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The curriculum consists of five modules. The goal of the curriculum is to lay the foundation for future scientific learning and substance abuse prevention efforts by providing an early elementary school-age audience with a basis of knowledge and critical thinking skills. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program
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Science education materials for students in grades six through nine on the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The curriculum consists of six modules. The goal of the curriculum is to lay the foundation for future scientific learning and substance abuse prevention efforts by providing an early elementary school-age audience with a basis of knowledge and critical thinking skills. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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The Brain's Inner Workings
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A comprehensive collection of multimedia resources and inquiry-based activities tied to the National Science Education Standards help teachers and students learn about the structure, function and cognitive aspects of the human brain. The packet includes a teacher's manual, student manual, DVD of videos, and a CDROM of accompanying materials. (National Institute of Mental Health)

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Changing the Face of Medicine
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This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women physicians have excelled in many diverse medical careers. Some have advanced the field of surgery by developing innovative procedures. Some have won the Nobel prize. Others have brought new attention to the health and well-being of children. Many have reemphasized the art of healing and the roles of culture and spirituality in medicine.

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Choosing a Career in Health
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There are two lessons in this group. The first lesson is a lab activity that illustrates the importance of hand washing as a way to prevent the spread disease. The second lesson includes discussion of various careers in the health field and allows students to explore careers utilizing various resources.

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Computing Life
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A 24-page booklet that showcases the exciting ways that scientists are using the power of computers to expand our knowledge of biology and medicine. (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)

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Biology
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Curiosity Creates Cures: The Value and Impact of Basic Research
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This site introduces the work of basic biomedical scientists -- scientists who seek answers to key biological questions like how cells talk to each other, how biological machines fold into their active shapes, and how genes are regulated. Topics include Alzheimer's disease, anthrax, flu vaccines, Nobel Prize winners, and more.

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Biology
Genetics
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DNA-a Molecular Identity
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In Lesson 1, students learn about what DNA is and several different DNA typing techniques. In Lesson 2, students examine three different situations where DNA typing was used to carry out justice. Students also identify and evaluate different uses of DNA typing techniques and its possible benefits and misuses.

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Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference
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This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students in global health issues and solutions from experiential and multidisciplinary perspectives. The guide offers an outline of how to organize and host a "Global Health Conference," and provides suggestions regarding logistics and instructions as well as resource materials for preparing and organizing a student conference. The Global Health Conference is a school event where students present display boards and two-page essays on various countries and their health challenges, very much like a science fair.
As a template, the guide can be modified to suit each educator's goals, student needs, and school policies. The guide is designed to involve all students from a single grade level—e.g., all seventh-grade students. However, educators can use pieces from the guide or tailor it to one class or a whole school. We recommend that each educator adapt this guide to the most appropriate scale for his or her own school environment and policies, student needs, and learning outcomes.

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Entomology in Action
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Lesson 1 introduces students to the blow fly's life cycle and the accumulated degree hour (ADH) used by forensic entomologists for estimating the time of death. Lesson 2 introduces Dr. Krinsky's entomological work in solving a murder case in 1986. Students access several primary-source documents related to Dr. Krinsky's entomological work. Both lessons help students expand their understanding of a forensic entomologist's work and appreciate how scientists account for environmental/variable factors in forming a conclusion in a scientific study.

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Environmental Health Science and Technology Education
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This site aims to increase student interest and preparation in the environmental health sciences so that they are aware of science career opportunities, and to increase public awareness about the impact of environmental agents on human health so that all citizens can lead healthy and productive lives.

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Findings
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Findings magazine showcases diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity, and online extras.

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Biology
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Findings
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This site profiles scientists doing cutting-edge medical research. Learn about the work of a biologist who is tracking thousands of genes in living cells, an anesthesiologist whose questions about body temperature led to improvements for surgery patients, a natural de-icer, healing wounds with air, and more. Read the website or order the free magazine.

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Biology
Genetics
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Genetic Basics
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This brochure looks at how genes work, exceptions to Mendel's rules, how DNA gets replicated, genes and disease, current research and recent discoveries, and how applications of genetic research (biotechnology) are being used in agriculture, health, and pharmacogenetics (medicine) to change our world for the better.

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Genetics
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Health and Human Rights
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This lesson plan helps students explore the concept that health is a basic human right. Primary sources -- Article 25 of the "U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and Article 1 of the "Declaration of Alma-Ata" -- are used to help students define health and human rights, and to build a connection between the two. Students apply the concept of health as a basic human right by analyzing case studies from the Against the Odds exhibition

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Household Products Database
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This database links over 15,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following typical questions:

-What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?-
-Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
-Who manufactures a specific brand? How do I contact this manufacturer?
-What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
-What other information is available about chemicals in the toxicology-related databases of the National Library of Medicine?

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Chemistry
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National Institutes of Health
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How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School?
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Parents and school staff will find the following resources useful for determining how well their school setting accomodates children with asthma. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

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Inside the Cell
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This representation is a cut-away sketch showing select body organs and cells of a young person throwing a basketball. Close-up views of heart muscle cells, blood cells, small intestine cells, and nerve cells are shown. Supporting text accompanies the sketch.

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Biology
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National Institutes of Health
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Alisa Zapp Machalek
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Measurable You!
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This lesson introduces an anthropometric measurement system developed to identify and track people in the penal system in late 19th and early 20th century. Students conduct a guided experiment and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements, exploring the impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explaining their observations/findings in writing.

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Medicines by Design
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Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Working at the crossroads of chemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and engineering, pharmacologists are fighting disease in the laboratory and at the bedside.

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Genetics
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National Institutes of Health
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My Agita Brazil: Healthy Lifestyle
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This lesson incorporates visual materials from the Against the Odds exhibition to engage visual learners and to encourage students to apply a successful public health program to their own lives. Students learn about Brazilian students who adopt an active, healthy lifestyle through the Agita São Paulo program. Students connect with students in Brazil through their photos and drawings promoting various physical activities. Students also develop their own ideas on how to adopt an active, healthy lifestyle for themselves. Finally, students create materials to inform others about and persuade them to improve their health with 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

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NIEHS Kids Page
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Includes a wide variety of fun activities designed to help children learn about the impact of the environment on human health, the NIEHS mission, and possible careers in health, medicine, science, mathematics, and the environment. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)

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NLM Environmental Health Student Portal
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The Environmental Health Student Portal provides a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 6 _ 8 to learn how the environment can impact our health. The Web site explores topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals. (National Library of Medicine)

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes' Diseases and Conditions Index
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This site provides information about heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders. Learn how the heart works. Find out about aneurysms, angioplasty, electrocardiograms, heart attacks, high blood pressure, asthma, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more.

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The New Genetics
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This brochure explains the process by which all living things pass genes to their offspring. Discover how genes serve as instruction books for making molecules (such as RNA and proteins) that perform the chemical reactions in our bodies. Learn how genes influence health and disease. Find out how studies of evolution drive medical research and how computers are advancing genetics in the 21st century.

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Genetics
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National Institutes of Health
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Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders
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This brochure presents the updated prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention. Thus, this shortened edition can serve as an introduction to research-based prevention for those new to the field of drug abuse prevention. Selected resources and references are also provided

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National Institutes of Health
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Science and Society: Preventing the Spread of Disease
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Students are introduced to vocabulary, and their prior knowledge about infectious diseases is assessed. They conduct a liquid exchange activity that models the spread of an infectious disease. An activity summary discussion helps students extend and apply their understanding of how an infectious disease may spread. Students work in small groups to examine real-life cases of infectious diseases from different countries and diverse approaches in solving the health problems caused by infectious diseases. Students learn about people and organizations that help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Students also consider how to balance protecting the rights of those who have infectious disease and those who do not.

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National Institutes of Health
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