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Just Passing Through
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This lesson helps students explore the functions of the kidney and its ...

This lesson helps students explore the functions of the kidney and its place in the urinary system. Students learn how engineers design instruments to help people when kidneys are not functioning properly or when environmental conditions change, such as kidney function in space.

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Education
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denali Lander
Emily Weller
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
Molecular Structure of Adrenaline
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Adrenaline or epinephrine was first extracted in 1901 from adrenal glands of ...

Adrenaline or epinephrine was first extracted in 1901 from adrenal glands of mammals by Takamine. The first synthesis of epinephrine was performed by Friedrich Stolz. This hormone is secreted by the adrenal glands during anger or fear, and it causes increased heart rate, elevated glucose levels in the blood, and aids in the release of fatty acids from adipose tissue. Physicians use this hormone as a stimulant in cardiac arrest, as a vasoconstrictor in shock, as a bronchodilator and antispasmodic in bronchial asthma, and to lower intra-ocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma.

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Life Science
Chemistry
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Indiana University Molecular Structure Center
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Reciprocal Net: A Distributed Crystallography Network for Researchers, Students, and the General Public
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Common molecules
Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Sensing Your Surroundings
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Students consider human senses and the many everyday human-made sensors so common ...

Students consider human senses and the many everyday human-made sensors so common in their lives. They learn about the three components of biosensors—a special type of sensor—and their functions and importance. With this understanding, students identify various organs in the human body that behave as sensors, such as the pancreas. Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robots, provided rbt robot programs and LEGO sensors (light, ultrasonic, sound, touch), students gain first-hand experience with sensors and come to see how engineer-designed sensors play important roles in our daily lives, informing people of their surroundings and ultimately improving our quality of life.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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AMPS GK-12 Program,
Michael Hernandez, Carole Chen, Sophia Mercurio
Unlocking the Endocrine System
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Students learn how the endocrine system works and compare it to the ...

Students learn how the endocrine system works and compare it to the mail delivery system. Students discuss the importance of communication in human body systems and relate that to engineering and astronauts.

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Education
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske