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Lead and Mercury: Comparing Two Environmental Evils
9th - 12th
High schoolers in chemistry or health courses look at the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and periodic table of elements to gather information about mercury and lead, two toxic materials that have been found in food products. They read...
How The Toilet Changed History
7 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
In 2017, one in every three people still don't have access to a toilet. As part of a playlist on biology, an interesting video explains this global health topic. It describes society before toilets, disease research throughout history,...
Using Maps To Make Public Health Decisions Case Study: Wildfires in Mexico 2000
9th - 12th
Students study environmental health. Using actual NOAA satellite imagery, students investigate the basic concepts of mapping. They explore the relationship between monitoring satellite images and public health decision making.
Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Is that multivitamin really keeping you healthy and balanced? Junior nutritionists weigh the pros and cons using a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Topics covered include types of vitamins and minerals, what...
Human Defense Systems Against Pathogens
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
With so many harmful agents around us, how do humans stay healthy? Find out by watching an informative video from a larger biology playlist that details our defenses against a variety of pathogens. The narrator describes the body...
Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Vaping is increasingly popular with young people. Small wonder given the marketing strategies used by the companies that produce E-cigarettes and vaping flavors like menthol, chocolate, and candy. Check out an infographic that identifies...
Unit 18: Fighting Tropical Disease - What Ails You?
5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewA woman, frequently bitten by mosquitoes, comes to you for medical treatment. She has a fever, swollen ankle, and hard, elephant-like skin. What could be wrong? These questions facing aid workers around the world. A simulation activity...
Learning from Smallpox: How to Eradicate a Disease
6 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Throughout history, humans have been forced to overcome diseases that have threatened the survival of our species. This short instructional video focuses on one such disease—smallpox, the first and only disease to be completely...