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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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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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National Institutes of Health
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National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Using Our Senses
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This lesson explores the senses of smell, touch, taste, sight, and hearing. It provides an opportunity for students to meet a doctor who will show them how the senses are used when examining patients. The lesson introduces Dr. Virginia Apgar and the use of the Apgar Score in examining newborn babies.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Institutes of Health
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Date Added:
02/16/2011