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75 resources with the concept public health

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How The Toilet Changed History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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,...
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Unit 18: Fighting Tropical Disease - What Ails You?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A 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...
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Unit 16: The Carter Center - Fighting Disease

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
An eye infection can be a nuisance in the developed world; in some places in Africa and South America, these infections cause blindness. While aid workers have drugs and preventative solutions, they are sometimes stopped from delivering...
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Ancient and Medieval Medicine: Crash Course History of Science #9

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medieval medicine is a mash-up of multicultural ideas! How did early doctors learn to do no harm? The ninth video in a 15-part series about the History of Medicine uncovers the fundamental teachings that sparked intense anatomical study...
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Unit 1: Introduction to Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Biotechnology is big! Introduce the uses of biotechnology to science scholars with a fascinating, fact-filled unit. The first installment in a series of four biotechnology units covers the role biotechnology plays in human and...
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Defusing the Population Bomb

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
With a human population of 7.6 billion and counting, how do we tackle the population problem? Examine the data using a video from an extensive science playlist. The resource explains why the human population began to increase rapidly,...
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Could You Be Immune to Everything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Could super immunity be the next big super power? Discover the amazing inner workings of the immune system through an engaging video from an interesting science playlist. Animated antibodies take on a variety of pathogenic invaders while...
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Molecular Structure of Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bad fat, good fat, trans fat, food fat—are all fats created equal? Get to the bottom of the types of fat with a well-crafted presentation. The resource covers adipose tissue, lipids, trans fats, and many other substances that fall under...
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Measuring Obesity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Studies show that obesity is now a global problem. But how are researchers measuring obesity? Young scientists investigate the myriad of methods for measuring body fat through a presentation. From hands-on to high-tech, viewers learn...
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The p53 Gene and Cancer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is understanding the p53 gene the key to kicking cancer? Introduce a most-important protein through a presentation with colorful diagrams, simulations, and brief lectures. Viewers discover how p53 works, the cellular processes it...
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do reverse transcriptase inhibitors work? Young virologists examine the function of azidothymidine, a drug doctors use to treat HIV patients, during a hands-on modeling activity. Groups create a strand of DNA from an HIV RNA strand...
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Human Rights and Service Learning (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What better way is there to teach about human rights than by seeing them firsthand? Introduce your class or club to the spirit of service through a myriad of service project ideas. First in a series of human rights instructional...
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Get the Facts on E-Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine these flavors: chocolate, candy, menthol. What age group do you imagine is the target audience of an advertising campaign that features a product with these flavors? Find out the facts about vaping with a resource that provides...
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Youth Exposure to Advertising and E-Cigarette Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Viral Lysis and Budding

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do some viruses spread so quickly, and why do they make us feel terrible? Answer these (and many more) questions through a simple yet impactful lessons. Pupils observe demonstrations that show the two methods viruses use to escape...
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Ebola: Disease Detectives

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How did the Ebola virus first infect humans? Young virologists examine genetic sequences from the 2014 Sierra Leone outbreak to find similarities during a riveting activity. Following similar methods used by MIT and Harvard, partners...
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Viral DNA Integration

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do viruses hijack our cells to produce more viral particles? Junior immunologists model how viral RNA integrates into a host cell's DNA using pop beads and use interactive tools to explore a virus' genome. The teacher's guide...
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Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Who actually goes looking for a virus? Expose your class to the high-stakes life of an epidemiologist on the trail of the Nipah virus. Pupils engage in a short video, then examine how scientists predict, model, and find the source of...
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Tracking Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's that buzzing in your ear? An insightful lesson about genetically modified mosquitoes! Partnered pupils explore the creation, release, and monitoring of mosquitoes designed to reduce the mosquito population. After watching a video,...
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Anorexia and Eating Disorders

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does someone develop an eating disorder? Explore the link between health and body image with a video from a larger biology series. Content includes the symptoms and effects of eating disorders, reasons that eating disorders go...
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What Are Vaccinations?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are vaccinations necessary in preventing illness? As part of a larger playlist, a short, yet informative video describes what vaccines are and how they work in the body. Viewers witness the introduction of the vaccine culture and how the...
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Human Defense Systems Against Pathogens

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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How are Pathogens Spread and Controlled?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can we stop the tiny terrors that cause illness? Junior epidemiologists examine the methods used to control the spread of pathogens with a video from from a biology playlist. The narrator describes the benefits of hygiene,...
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What are Pathogens?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Feeling a little under the weather? A pathogen could be to blame. A video from a larger pathogens playlist presents a brief overview of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protists that put us in peril. From cholera to dysentery, it...