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ToxMystery Lesson Plan 1: Introduction to Common Household Chemicals
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This lesson plan will introduce students to potential environmental health hazards in ...

This lesson plan will introduce students to potential environmental health hazards in their day-to-day environment. Students will be introduced to ToxMystery, a computer game activity, and either individually or in groups, they will find potential environmental health hazards in each room of the house that is presented by the game. They will then answer multiple choice uestions posed by the game about the hazards they encounter and complete assigned activity sheets.

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ToxMystery Lesson Plan 2: Case Book: Catch That Hazard!!!
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This lesson plan is a follow-up lesson to the introductory ToxMystery activity ...

This lesson plan is a follow-up lesson to the introductory ToxMystery activity lesson. It is a paper-based activity that incorporates the character “Toxie” from the computer game activity into a detectives’ “Case Book”. Students will work with the packet “Catch That Hazard!!!”

They will follow the clues provided, and work with the ToxMystery computer game activity to fill in the clues. The chemicals to be investigated are introduced on the cover of the Case Book activity packet. After reviewing the clues with the ToxMystery game the students will fill out the final sheet of the Case Book packet.

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Asthma & Physical Activity in the School
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Newly revised in 2012! This easy-to-read booklet is perfect for teachers, coaches, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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The Brain's Inner Workings
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A comprehensive collection of multimedia resources and inquiry-based activities tied to the ...

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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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
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This site helps students discover the fundamentals of neurobiology and how drugs ...

This site helps students discover the fundamentals of neurobiology and how drugs change the brain. Among the topics: functions of specific brain areas; anatomy of the neuron; neurotransmission; drug action on neurons; genetic, behavioral, and environmental influences on drug addiction; and addiction as a chronic disease.

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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 ...

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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Chemicals, the Environment, and You
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Provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment ...

Provides lessons for learning about the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health. Topics include the science of toxicology, dose-response relationships, individual susceptibility, risk assessment, and environmental hazards. Students are introduced to the ever-changing nature of our understanding of how chemicals influence the health of living organisms.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Choosing a Career in Health
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There are two lessons in this group. The first lesson is a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry
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Free standards-based curriculum that explore the basics of scientific inquiry, refine their ...

Free standards-based curriculum that explore the basics of scientific inquiry, refine their critical-thinking skills, and appreciate the purpose of scientific research. (National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Office of Science Education).

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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 ...

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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Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
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Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases has two objectives: to introduce students to ...

Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases has two objectives: to introduce students to major concepts related to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and to convey to students the relationship between basic biomedical research and the improvement of personal and public health. The improvement of personal and public health is the central mission of the National Institutes of Health, the world's largest organization devoted to biomedical research, and the funding agency for this module.

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Biology
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Entomology in Action
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Lesson 1 introduces students to the blow fly's life cycle and the ...

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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