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Young engineers design laparoscopic surgical tools in an 11-lesson unit aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. The first lesson introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Teams learn what it is like to perform...
Get some laparoscopic training without the pain with an activity that challenges class members to find out what it is like to perform laparoscopic surgery. Teams perform three different tasks and quantify their performance. The activity...
After looking at the history of cataract surgery techniques, your high schoolers will have a new perspective on medical and scientific advances. Kids alternate between watching short video clips, class discussion, and computer research....
Many types of cancer treatments now depend on nanotechnology—a big "little" discovery. Scholars begin by removing "malignant" tissue from simulated brains, one using fluorescent markers thanks to nanotechnology and one without. This...
Everything you wanted to know about laser vision correction surgery but was afraid to ask; can be found in a short animated video. While highly technical, the animations that accompany the narration, make the surgery easy to understand....
Rochester Institute of Technology
Nobody is as smart as all of us together. In a collaborative learning activity, scholars learn it takes a team to be successful in laparoscopic surgeries. Groups complete the laparoscopic task as a team and discuss their results to...
Assess anatomists' understanding of the structure of the mammalian heart by giving a pretest. Have them visit some websites to further learn about heart anatomy. Then take them into the laboratory to perform a dissection so that they get...
Students, having learned how to manipulate the instruments, insert the instruments into the "ports" of the plastic membrane, trying to clip, cut, staple the sponge organ according to the function of the instrument.
Get to know the human body from the inside out. The first lesson plan in a series of 10 introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Biomedical engineers need to understand the region of the body as they develop and improve...
Show your health class the issues someone with morbid obesity faces. Follow Francis Serrano, who at 500 pounds undergoes gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. Use this to show a personal story of someone who chooses this option.
Many people know the feeling of counting backward from 100 before a surgical procedure begins, but what actually happens between number 99 and waking up after surgery? Watch a short video about the different types of anesthesia, the...
Students examine significant innovations in surgery and reproductive health. For this surgery lesson students view a video and answer the given questions.
Students explore current events by completing a list of worksheet activities. For this William Shakespeare lesson, students identify a resident of China who wishes to undergo plastic surgery to give himself the face of William...
Students examine the recent partial face transplant in Ameiens, France and the ensuing public debate on extreme plastic surgery. They participate in a fishbowl discussion on the ethics and implications of future face transplants.
Students explore medical terminology used in diagnosis. They explore the dexterity needed by a doctor to perform surgery. Students explore diagnostic methods used today in the medical field, X-rays, Ultrasound, MRI, CT-PET Scans, and...
In this simulation activity, young biologists examine blood types to determine whether the death rate in a hospital was caused because of incorrect identification of patient blood types. You will need obtain and follow the procedures of...
Explore the nervous system's workings by first looking at the brain and its two hemispheres. Using the example of a split-brain surgery done for epilepsy, the function of language and vision is shown with an interactive component. Paul...
American Chemical Society
Cancer treatments sure have changed over the years. A short video focuses on current and historical treatments for breast cancer. It covers surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapies, and hormone therapies.
Students review some basic biology by talking about how the eye works. They cover the concepts behind laser surgery as a treatment for saving sight. They begin to recognize the overlap of disciplines (physics and biology) required for...
A video explains the two most common vision problems, nearsightedness and farsightedness. It includes detail of what causes each and how they can be corrected using lenses and surgery.
Demonstrate fiber optics and specifically how total internal reflection works. It covers the relationship between the angle of incidence and the critical angle, refraction, and the role of density. It concludes with other applications...
About 40,000 people have sinus surgery every year, hoping to relieve sinus congestion due to allergies. Learners see why some people have allergies and others don't. From flowers' pollen to pet dander, some human immune systems are...
The brain does not feel pain, which is why surgeons can perform brain surgery without anesthesia or while the patient is awake. Pupils see how the peripheral nervous system allows humans to feel pain. The narrator explores the afferent...
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