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What is Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Learn about Social-Emotional Learning and how to set positive goals with your students so they can make responsible decisions in school and life. This collection will provide an overview of the CASEL standards and strategies.
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A nine-resource collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much of the opioid epidemic in America begins with a prescription pad and a pen. Teenagers work through a series of activities that introduce them to people who are recovering from an addiction to painkillers. Each lesson in this unit of...
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Raising Teen Awareness of Opioid Abuse

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Educate high school students about the dangers of opioids on the body and mind, the most effective ways to avoid using unprescribed or overprescribed opioids in the first place, and the latest research on the national opioid epidemic....
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Emotional Intelligence: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Yoda may believe “Luminous beings are we" but many teens find it difficult to believe the Jedi master's teachings, to believe in the Force within them,  and to let their light shine.  Brighten the school year with lessons and activities...
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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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The Digestive System: Breaking it Down

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Are your anatomy or biology classes finding standard lessons hard to stomach? Share a collection of videos, worksheets, and lessons for an invigorated lesson about the human digestive system.
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To Stress, or Not to Stress

For Teachers K - 12th
In order to live healthy lives, individuals must have healthy brains and bodies. There are many ways to deal with stress from simple breathing and relaxation techniques, to journaling and exercise. Here is a collection for people of all...
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Teaching Children with Autism—Content Area Resources

For Teachers K - 12th
Browse a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars with autism in kindergarten through 12th grade. Here, you'll find a variety of resources—lesson plans, printables, activities, worksheets, and an app—spanning a range of content...
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Teaching and Learning About Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately "1 in 88 American children are on the autism spectrum." The teacher guides and other professional development materials in this collection offer information...
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Mental Health Lesson Plans

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the stigma of mental illness is often worse than the actual disorder. With the lesson plans, pupils discover the myths and stereotypes associated with mental health disorders....
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What Causes Insomnia?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists estimate anywhere from two to thirty percent of the world's population suffers from insomnia at any given time. A short video details the causes of insomnia, what happens to sufferers, and offers some possible solutions.
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How One Scientist Averted a National Health Crisis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Between 1957 and 1962, thousands of infants born in Canada, Great Britain, and Germany had serious deformities due to thalidomide, a drug marketed to pregnant women as a mild sleeping aid and to relieve pregnancy nausea. However, the...
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What Causes Constipation?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Chronic constipation includes those people with fewer than five bowel movements per week. Understanding the causes of constipation helps determine appropriate treatments. Changes in diet, schedule, stress, and age alter the way our body...
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What Causes Body Odor?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can your diet change the smell of your armpits? Scholars learn the truth behind this and other factors that influence body odor. It covers the biology of what is happening as well as the ways to prevent or cover the offensive odor. To...
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Could We Cure Aging During Your Lifetime?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As human lifespans increase, more time is spent sick or in pain than ever before. A brief video introduces some research on how to reduce the amount of our lives that are disease free. Each of these methods offers some promise for a...
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How Does the Immune System Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The human immune system doesn't always prevent us from getting sick, so what is it doing? Young scientists watch a short video explaining what the immune system is and how it works. Then, they answer eight questions to prepare for an...
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Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Scholars learn how colon cancer develops and spreads. They also learn risk factors, tests, and treatments before answering eight comprehension questions.
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Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It appears everyone has a cell phone, but are they damaging our health? A thought-provoking video addresses this question by pulling together multiple studies from around the world. It explains the methodology and conclusions of each.
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Is Sugar a Drug?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that sugar stimulates the same areas of the brain as cocaine and heroin? As part of a biology playlist, the thought-provoking video discusses if sugar should be considered a drug. It talks about our need for sugar, our...
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Your Microbiome: The Invisible Creatures That Keep You Alive!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans are born without any bacteria, yet have acquired the majority of the microbiome expected for adulthood by the age of three. A biology video introduces the human microbiome, and describes when the microbiome begins developing, how...
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The Surprising Cause of Stomach Ulcers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
That raging fire in your belly is not necessarily the burrito you had for lunch! Aspiring doctors get an in-depth look at the cause of stomach ulcers with an interesting video. The narrator discusses ulcer treatments of the past, how...
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Why Do We Harvest Horseshoe Crab Blood?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
If you've ever had an injection, the horseshoe crab protects you from infection! Young marine biologists discover how scientists use the unique physiology of the horseshoe crab in medicine with a thought-provoking video. The narrator...
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Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
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What Causes Kidney Stones?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Could you imagine having a kidney stone the size of a coconut? Viewers learn about the largest kidney stone ever recorded in a video that explains what kidney stones are and how they form. Then, it details multiple procedures to treat or...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Cycle of Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drug addiction, including prescription drug addiction, begins with a reason that's different for every user. High schoolers learn more about the reasons people begin abusing drugs with a set of videos and worksheets that discuss four...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Myth or Fact

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are opioids the most abused drug after marijuana? How hard is it for young people to obtain painkillers without a prescription? Middle and high schoolers explore the growing epidemic of opioid addiction with a lesson that prompts them to...
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
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Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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Prescription Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The national epidemic of opioid addiction is making its way into high school populations. Educate the students in your class about the ways prescription opioids can both block pain and deliver large amounts of dopamine that make it very...
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The Science of Smog

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 1952, a mysterious fog killed an estimated 4,000 people in London, raising awareness of the relationship between air quality and public health. An interesting video explains two different types of smog, describing the conditions...
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What Happens When You Have a Concussion?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.
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Energy Content of Foods

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do athletes load up on carbohydrates the evening before a competition? The lesson helps answer this question as it relates the type of food to the amount of energy it contains. After a discussion, scholars perform an experiment to...
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Ebola Outbreak

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As of April, 2016, more than 28,000 suspected cases of Ebola were recorded in Western Africa with over 11,000 human deaths. Classes discuss the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014 and then groups develop an action plan based on research,...
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Staying Green While Being Clean

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Clean up the environment with a lesson that focuses on replacing hazardous cleaning supplies with green, environmentally-friendly products. Using a dirty patch of surface as a control area, kids clean other parts of various surfaces...
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Risky Online Relationships

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is there such a thing as "stranger danger" on the Internet? Learners discover the myths and realities of online predators, as well as how to approach a situation in which they are contacted by strangers online.
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Private Today, Public Tomorrow

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What responsibility do we have to protect the privacy and safety of others when posting information about them online? This is an essential lesson for every learner today experiencing their social and professional worlds in an online...
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What's the Big Deal with Gluten?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is gluten-free just a fad? What is gluten anyway, and why can't some of us process it? This is the perfect video to break down the anatomy of gluten and the various diseases and symptoms caused by the notorious protein, as well as to...
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Debunking the Myths of OCD

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Discover the distinction between OCD tendencies and the neurological disorder itself, as well as clues as to the causes of OCD, how people with OCD perceive their actions and anxieties, and finally how to treat the disorder.
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Why Sitting Is Bad for You

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our bodies simply aren't built for such a sedentary existence. Discover what happens to our bodies when we don't practice what we are built to do—move!
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Home Economics: Teen Building

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Learners explore the emotional and nutritional needs of teenagers in a six-lesson unit, which covers such topics as food sources, cooking skills, emotional well-being, and the positive effect of food and family occasions. 
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Rx for Understanding: Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know more than 2,000 teens begin abusing prescription drugs each day? Ensure your learners are educated about the crucial health issue of prescription drug abuse with this unit. 
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Emergency & First Aid Orientation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here you'll find a presentation that covers a wide range of emergency and first aid topics, such as evacuation planning, what to do in the event of a fire or severe weather, and addressing a number of medical emergencies, such as...
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Gender Roles and Careers

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Should men be willing to work for women? Can women think as logically as men? Here is an interesting activity in which learners complete a survey regarding gender roles and then consider whether their scores reflect traditional or...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters...
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Feeling On Display

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as...
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Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that you can find added sugars in three-quarters of the foods you find in grocery stores? Invite your learners to consider how much sugar exists in the food products we eat on a day-to-day basis, as well as to learn about...
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Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling instructional activity uses a specific rape case to launch research into a...
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Got Lactase? The Co-Evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Does the human body evolve as quickly as human culture? With a stellar 15-minute video, explore the trait of lactose intolerance. Only about 1/3 of human adults seem to still have the enzyme lactase and therefore, the ability to digest...
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What Is Fat?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An animated fat molecule explains how some fats are beneficial and some are harmful. He describes triglyceride molecules and how the chemical bonding or overall shape determines the health value of each individual type of fat. This...
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Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the...
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Protecting the Brain Against Concussion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
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The 3 A's of Awesome

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"I was trying to remind myself of those simple, universal little pleasures, that we all love but we just don't talk about enough." Neil Pasricha reveals three secrets to leading a fruitful life that led him to write a best-selling novel...
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A Warm Embrace that Saves Lives

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Millions of parents around the world must resort to ineffective, unsafe methods in order to keep their newborns warm. TED Fellow Jane Chen presents a new invention designed to address this problem, and concludes by calling for a "new...
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Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"But we're tired, and exhausted, from trying to be something we're not." Insecurity from body image can play a significant role in adolescence and into adulthood. Watch as two young poets tackle this issue head on through the creative...
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
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What's Wrong with Our Food System

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
11-year-old Birke Baehr describes what he calls "the dark side of the industrialized food system". Explaining everything from genetically engineered seeds and organisms to Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), Baehr encourages his...
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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23 and 1/2 Hours

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Don't miss the opportunity to show what may be the most beneficial video your classes will ever see for their lifelong health and well-being. Using engaging animations and fascinating statistics, Dr. Mike Evans explains why exercise is...
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What's Cooking? Bacteria

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
There's no need for bacteria hysteria! With this flashy, gourmet-cooking-show-style video, young bacteriologists find that there are tremendous amounts of microbes in different foods that we eat and inside our bodies. Kitchen instruction...
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TV 411 What's Cooking? Salt

For Students 5th - 12th
Here is a recipe for a practical cross-curricular lesson! Cover unit conversions and ratios for math, the periodic table of elements for science, the difference between sodium and salt and its relation to high blood pressure for...
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F.L.A.S.H. Introduction

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
F.L.A.S.H stands for Family Life and Sexual Health, it's a program specifically focused on providing special needs learners with vital information regarding personal and sexual health. This is an overview of the program, complete with...
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Surviving AIDS

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Enhance your middle and high schoolers' research skills with this instructional activity. After viewing a video clip about HIV and AIDS, high schoolers identify the facts and issues surrounding the disease. They work together to create a...
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Is That a Fact?

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times"...
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It's All About Vitamins

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
The fascinating topic of human skin color is examined in this article from Muse magazine. It highlights a study done by a pair of scientists on the relationships among strength of sunlight, vitamins, and melanin in the skin. The results...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits with a study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on the obesity epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices, as well as more localized efforts. Kids...
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Medical Explorer: The Big Idea

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Read informational text which relays how medical care differs around the globe and throughout history. There are three separate lessons, each focused on a particular case study, regional medical availability, and cultural norms. Learners...
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Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Kids fight obesity by comparing the USDA food intake suggestions to what they personally consume throughout the day. They watch a video, read texts, and explore related vocabulary which they use as they compose an oral presentation. 
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Helping Adolescents Deal with Peer Pressure

For Teachers 12th
Designed by a mental health center, this presentation is meant to educate educators how to help teens face peer pressure. Tips are provided for identifying at-risk youth and bullying situations. This would be a poignant topic to include...
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Contraception

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Just about everything you need to teach a unit on sexual education. Diagrams, charts, factual information all here. This lesson plan is thorough and goes step by step in guiding everyone through the topics providing questions for...
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Lesson: Guilt-Free Chocolate

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Experiment with chocolate coating on cookies! What a delightful way to learn about food processing and chemical engineering. Throughout this activity, groups collect measurements and make calculations. They conclude by writing...
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Chew On This!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners develop pamphlets for a dental health mentoring program that educates younger young scholars about caring for their teeth. They recall experiences at visits to dentists and consider why some students may have poor dental health.
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Reproduction, Day 2: Pregnancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Nearly all young scholars have seen pregnant women and may have questions about human development. Intended for secondary students with mild to moderate mental disabilities, this lesson defines the process of pregnancy  in a...
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Health: Overweight Youth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the primary causes for the increase in overweight youth and discover its impact on the health care system. After watching segments from the Bill Moyers Now program, your students develop campaigns to implement in school that...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health High School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUnderstanding the science of the spread of infectious diseases is the first step in controlling them. Learners begin by researching the factors that affect the contraction and spread of these diseases and the challenges communities face...
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How Loud Is Too Loud?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
How loud was that? Individuals build wheels displaying different sounds. Then, learners use the wheels to find the number of decibels the sound creates and how long they could withstand the sound before potential hearing damage.
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Corn and Popcorn

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have a popping good time. Using probability and statistics skills, learners determine which type of popcorn to buy based on the percentage of kernels popped. After analyzing corn and popcorn sales to make a prediction of future sales,...
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A Toolkit for Promoting Empathy in Schools

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Instill kindness with a unit all about empathy. Lessons and activities follow a prepare, engage, reflect, and action sequence. Learning experiences include making the classroom a safe environment, peer-invented handshakes, discussions...
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Why Are so Many People Allergic to Food?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do some people have allergies, and why are they on the rise? Scientists are working on the answer. An informative video lesson describes body processes when having an allergic reaction as well as therapies and treatments. The...
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Medication Dosage

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here's the cure to boredom. Given a patient file, including medication dosage information, scholars determine the amount of medication left in the patient's bloodstream over time. They analyze the sequence of numbers and determine a...
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How Do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can humans be infected by animal viruses? Pupils explore the phenomenon of viral evolution and learn about how animal viruses sometimes adapt to infect humans. They see how viruses are transmitted and what pathogens need to survive. The...
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Your Body vs. Implants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are there cyborgs amongst us? Once only found in science fiction, the proliferation of implants has surrounded us with people augmented with insulin pumps, artificial joints, and prosthetic limbs. There is a catch, however. An engaging...
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How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is being done to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS? An intriguing short video details current treatments available, including the use of antiretrovirals, to stop the transmission of the devastating disease.
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How to Biohack Your Cells to Fight Cancer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to use biotechnology to trick your body into fixing cancer-causing mutations? A video presentation discusses both traditional and new technologies that fight cancer. The amazing technologies are sure to intrigue viewers as...
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How Light Technology Is Changing Medicine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medicine has gone high tech. But how do the new, less invasive diagnostic tools work? An engaging short video sheds light on how integrated photonics is revolutionizing the medical sensor industry.
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The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does pain really indicate gain when it comes to muscle aches? A short, animated video details the science behind the pain associated with muscle fatigue.
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Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What, exactly, causes lactose intolerance? Scholars view a video describing a Finnish study that determined why some people are tolerant while others are intolerant. They then use the data from the study to reenact the experiment and...
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Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.
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Why Do Hospitals Have Particle Accelerators?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewers gain insight into medical technology with a short video that examines how PET scanners can track FGD injected into a patient's body to find tumors.
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Lactose Intolerance: Fact or Fiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Around the world, about 2/3 of adult humans are lactose intolerant. Scholars work in small groups to discuss a few statements about lactose intolerance. Then, they watch a video on the topic and readdress each statement. Whole-class...
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Got Lactase? Blood Glucose Data Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many physicals include a blood glucose test, but what are doctors actually testing? Scholars graph and interpret blood glucose data, allowing them to observe the differences in lactase persistence and draw conclusions. They then connect...
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Carbohydrate Consumption, Athletic Performance and Health – Using Science Process Skills to Understand the Evidence

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Should athletes carb load before an event or consume carbohydrates during the competition? Scholars discuss how to set up a hypothesis and experiment to answer a question relating carbohydrates and athletic performance. Then, they read...
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Vitamins and Health – Why Experts Disagree

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Should people take vitamins or get the needed minerals through diet? Experts disagree based on many different factors. Scholars compare study findings and discuss the differences. They learn the importance of comparing results across...
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Should You Drink Sports Drinks? When? Why?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New research proves even rinsing your mouth with carbohydrates without swallowing improves performance of the central nervous system. While some think sports drinks are amazing, others say they are a waste of money. Scholars learn about...
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Get the Lead Out!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around 500,000 children under the age of six suffer from elevated levels of lead in their blood in the United States. Scholars apply their knowledge about lead to a fun game. As they correctly answer questions, they move their pieces...
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How Long Will You Live?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Cells only divide a specific number of times before they die at the end of the division cycle. This molecular clock is the culprit of aging. A video explores the concept with a trip to New York to discuss the phenomenon with a leading...
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How to Stay Calm under Pressure

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Practice doesn't always make perfect. Pupils watch a four-minute video to learn about the concept of choking during a performance. Next, they answer multiple-choice and open-ended questions about the content in the video. Scholars can...
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Why Is Meningitis so Dangerous?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Meningitis is scary and life-threatening—but preventable. Learn the science behind the disease and how to prevent contraction in a three-part lesson. Scholars first view a video describing the characteristics of meningitis and how people...
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My Life. My Plan: Women

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Nationwide, over 40 percent of pregnancies are unintended. A lesson designed for women of childbearing age asks them to consider their goals and provides information about reproductive health. Learners view a PowerPoint presentation and...
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How UV Causes Cancer and Aging

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As the rates of skin cancer rise to become the most common type of cancer in the United States, scientists directly relate sunscreen usage to skin cancer prevention. Doctors research exactly how ultraviolet light changes cells. Viewers...
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Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is today's food less nutritious? Veritasium explores the research and the reasons some scientists now consider food nutrient-deficient. The video also considers possible causes and whether the human population should be concerned.
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Leptin Feedback Control System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hormones come from many parts of the body, including the hormone leptin produced by fat tissues. This in turn, controls each person's hunger levels. Interested nutritionists view the feedback loop relating food intake, hormone levels,...
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PPAR-gamma Activation in the Fat Cell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Each human contains more than six times the number of fat cells than there are people on the planet. Scholars learn how fat cells work to absorb fat and release hormones through a short animation. They recognize the relationship between...
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Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars learn how a vitamin deficiency causes blindness and death, while an overdose of the same vitamin also leads to death. Veritasium travels the world to research the role of vitamins in our lives, the best advice for taking or...
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The Fate of Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Humans need fat for energy and nutrition, but how much is too much? A short animation shows the pathway of fat as it enters the body, breaks down through digestion, and travels for use or storage. Teaching tips offer multiple ways to...
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How a Heart Attack Occurs

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Heart disease causes more deaths in both men and women in the United States than any other factor, buy many people don't fully understand what causes a heart attack. A brief animation demonstrates the slow buildup of plaque, a blockage...
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Body Mass Index (BMI)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Know your number! Diabetes and heart disease both increase with higher body mass index numbers. Understanding the body mass index (BMI) helps scholars take control of their own health. They view a comparison of what various BMI...
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Teen Self Esteem Workbook

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Happy teens are healthy teens! Pupils embark on a self-reflective journey using a series of assessments and discussions to promote personal development. The lessons focus on identifying low and high self-esteem attitudes and behaviors,...
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The Psychology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Scholars examine the impacts of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They analyze the causes of PTSD through a short video clip and class discussion, understanding why it exists and what treatment options are...
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The New Anatomy: Crash Course History of Science #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did scientists move beyond the medical ideas of Galen? Dissect the past with the 15th installment in a History of Science video series. Topics include Vesalius' dissections, the microscope, and mapping the human body.
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Unit 4: The Brain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Drugs interact with the brain to alter moods, emotions, and behaviors by changing the brain's chemistry, perceptions, and interactions. The final lesson in the Pharmacology unit shows scholars experiments, has them complete four labs,...
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Unit 3: How Drugs Enter/Exit the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The third of a four-part series on Pharmacology teaches scholars how drugs enter and exit the body, how they act inside the body, how they affect the brain, and more. Over the course of the unit, groups complete two labs and one...
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Unit 1: Introduction to Pharmacology

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn about the study of medications, including those found in nature and those made synthetically. The first of four lessons in a series on pharmacology includes lectures, hands-on experiments, research, and more.
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Why Is It so Hard to Cure ALS?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Although discovered over 150 years ago, scientists still struggle to find a cure or treatment for ALS. Viewers of a short video learn about the challenges facing scientists in their attempts to help those who suffer from ALS. 
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Food, Energy and Body Weight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers learn why humans need calories, how they control weight with food choices, and the impact of exercise on energy. Scholars then apply their understanding to a case study of lunch choices and exercise.
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Seasonal Science: Frostbite

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fingers, toes, and nose. Oh, my! It's so cold outside. An animated video models the four-step progression of frostbite and how it affects the human body.
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How the Body Uses Fat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Not all fat is bad—eating good fats actually helps with weight loss. Learn how the body uses fat through a 27-slide presentation that breaks down the path fat takes from entering to exiting the body. Understanding why fat is helpful and...
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Malaria: Human Host

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Malaria is a parasite whose life cycle bounces between mosquitoes and humans. An informative video describes how malaria moves through human systems before arriving in the liver. Once in the liver, the instructor describes how the...
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Malaria: Mosquito Host

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Mosquitos can be more than just annoying, they may be deadly. A video presentation explains how mosquitos transmit the malaria virus to humans. The lesson highlights how the disease manifests itself in the mosquito before it bites a...
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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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Unit 3: Genetic Variation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when genes change? Junior genetic investigators examine the effects of mutation in the third unit of a four-part Biotechnology series. Individuals discover the types of mutations through a series of PowerPoints, then partner...
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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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How Does an Unhealthy Diet Influence our Health and Well-Being?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You are what you eat, or so they say! After surveying family and friends on a week of eating habits, learners analyze the data for patterns. They compare different variables such as fats and cost, fats and calories, or fats and LDLs. 
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Saving Those Who Save Us: Exploring the Use of Sensors with Data Visualization

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sensor technology is amazingly accurate and useful. Combining the sensor technology and mathematical knowledge, scholars design experiments to answer a question they have developed. Questions may focus on light sensing, temperature...
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Designing and Analyzing Data Collected from Wearable Devices to Solve Problems in Health Care

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Wearable devices have become more the norm than the exception. Learners analyze data from a sample device with a regression analysis in a helpful hands-on lesson plan. Their focus is to determine if there is a connection between...
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An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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U.S. AIDS Epidemic

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The first AIDS cases in the United States were reported in June of 1981. AIDS quickly became an epidemic soon and the lack of a treatment or cure caused fear in the entire population. Viewers observe a geographical representation of the...
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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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Impacting the Risk of Falling: How Do Accelerometers Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young engineers consider how to apply accelerometers and sensors to help prevent falls in elderly people. They consider forces of motion and gravity as part of the engineering design process.
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Project ALERT

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Why do people use drugs? What are the consequences? The alternatives? How can young people resist the pressures to use drugs? The Project Alert drug prevention program provides middle schoolers with the information they need and the...
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No Stomach for It: Investigating Antacid Medication

For Teachers 9th - 12th
You won't get a stomachache doing an investigative experiment. Pupils simulate the effect of antacids on stomach acid. Obviously, they won't be using real stomach acid; diluted hydrochloric acid serves this purpose.
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Childhood Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The United States leads the world in the percentage of obese adults and children. Why? What can be done about the problem? High school psychology classes adopt a problem-focused approach to investigating childhood obesity and then...
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Smoking Stinks

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
There are lots of good reasons not to smoke. Make sure your middle and high schoolers understand each and every one with a lesson that prompts them to read anti-smoking posters, note the main points, and write a short response on the...
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The Truth About Drugs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers hear many messages about drugs from advertisements, their peers, their teachers, and their parents. But who is lying? What is the truth? A thorough, thoughtful unit takes a purposeful look at drug education, drug culture, and...
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Measuring the Vitamin C Content of Foods and Fruit Juices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you getting enough vitamin C? Young scientists determine the amount of vitamin C in fruit juice samples. They accomplish this task by adding DCPIP solution to the samples until the blue color of the DCPIP persists. Once this happens,...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 9

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Middle schoolers investigate the effects of tobacco use on the four major spheres of a person's life. They then compare the safety of conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes. The lesson ends with class members practicing techniques for...
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 8

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Research findings suggest one of the best ways to deter smoking by teens is to help them develop a negative attitude to smoking. Two activities prompt class members to conduct an experiment that reveals how tar is captured in smokers'...
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Electronic Cigarettes: What's the Bottom Line?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A five-page infographic unveils the ins and outs of e-cigarettes. Numerous bullet points and pictures detail what e-cigarettes are, the ingredients found inside, and the health effects of using them.
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Statewide Smokefree Laws

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does your state allow smoking in public workplaces? What about in bars or restaurants? Take a look at an informative map of the United States to see what states do not allow smoking indoors, what states do not have indoor air laws on the...
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Boston vs Bullies: Facilitator's Guide

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Score a big win for your school's environment with top-notch bullying prevention resources! The downloadable materials feature prominent sports figures from the Boston area talking about their experiences with bullying. Appropriate for...
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Equality in Smoking and Disease—Nobody Wins!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Fifty years ago, women were much less likely to die from smoking-related ailments than men. But thanks to targeted advertisements for and a wider availability of tobacco products, men and women are now equally susceptible to the health...
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Some Groups Have Higher Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and Its Harmful Effects

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What age group among non-smoking Americans has the highest exposure to secondhand smoke? What racial group? What economic group? Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition council from 1999 to 2012 may just surprise you.
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Drug Education Tobacco Year 7

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A series of activities encourages young people to be smoke free. Class members identify the chemicals found in cigarettes and cigarette smoke, investigate the health risks, and practice refusal strategies.
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Should I Talk to My Kids about Vaping?

For Students K - 12th
Enlist parents and guardians in an anti-vaping campaign with an infographic that offers suggestions for how to talk with their students about e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The visual includes information about the dangers of vaping as well...
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Vaping and JUULing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Early advertising campaigns touted e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. However, that may not be the case. To understand how e-cigarettes, vaping and JUULing, affect the body, learners engage in a...
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Youth and Tobacco Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
There are a number of social, emotional, and physiological reasons why teenagers start smoking, and why they continue smoking into adulthood. Help class members understand why smoking begins in youth—and how to protect themselves from...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Casinos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Everyone has the right to a smokefree workplace, but those who work in casinos are exposed to so much secondhand smoke that they can suffer the same ailments as heavy smokers themselves. Learn more about the effects of secondhand smoke,...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Bars and Restaurants

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your students may not have ever had to decide between a smoking and nonsmoking area in a restaurant, but they still need to understand the health ramifications of secondhand smoke. A comprehensive infographic includes several facts about...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: Multiunit Housing

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
If you smoke cigarettes in an apartment or condominium complex, the secondhand smoke can travel through walls, ventilation systems, and plumbing to your neighbors' homes. Learn more about the ways smoking can affect those living in...
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Health Effects Pie Chart

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lung cancer isn't the only long-term risk of smoking cigarettes. Middle and high schoolers learn about the connections between smoking and heart disease, stroke, and other diagnoses with a pie chart that details the numbers of...
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Going SmokeFree Matters: In Your Home

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is secondhand smoke avoidable if you live with a smoker? Pupils look over an infographic to learn more about how secondhand smoke can travel throughout several rooms, who is more likely to be affected by smoke, and what health conditions...
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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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Youths Are Exposed to E-Cigarette Advertisements from Multiple Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The use of tobacco and alcohol use among young people is increasing. Vaping in particular, is gaining popularity with middle and high school students. A colorful infographic details the top four sources of advertising accessed by young...
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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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Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Is High in Multiunit Housing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Much has been written recently about the danger of secondhand smoke. Laws have been passed to limit that exposure in offices, transportation centers, and public areas. But what about apartment buildings, condos, public housing, and other...
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What You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Driving

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Research indicates that marijuana can negatively affect coordination and judgment, making it dangerous to drive while under the influence. But does it increase the risk of car crashes? An informative fact sheet describes the ways...
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What You Need to Know about Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Some people believe that using marijuana during pregnancy is safer than smoking tobacco, but studies show several negative impacts on babies whose mothers used marijuana while they were pregnant. Use a fact sheet to educate learners...
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Tobacco

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How much of a smoker's blood is carrying carbon monoxide instead of oxygen? How is tobacco like a tomato crop? Is secondhand smoke really all that dangerous? Learn the facts about smoking and its effects on the body, as well as the...
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The Science of Marijuana—How THC Affects the Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Marijuana can affect every part of a user's life—starting with the delicate nervous centers of the brain. An informative article and worksheet prompt teenagers to learn more about how the THC found in most forms of marijuana can...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers get the real information about marijuana use based on the history of tobacco legislation and research. As they read an educational passage about marijuana laws, science, and changing attitudes, they address their preconceptions...
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What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Teens

For Parents 7th - 12th
The teenage years find adolescents yearning for independence—and often isolating their parents from their everyday lives. Educate parents on the warning signs of marijuana use, including its effects on the brain and the likelihood of...
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Analyzing Media Messages

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Telling young people to just say no can be difficult in a world that inundates them with messages to just say yes. A lesson on media messages encourages teenagers to analyze song lyrics and advertisements that mention drugs and/or...
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Controlling Body Mass

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many variables impact your body mass, not just diet and exercise. Scholars collect and study data about body mass to better understand the complexity of a sensitive topic. They learn about leptin deficiency, the hypothalamus, and more.
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Assessing Human Hearing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scientists explore hearing through multiple experiments, demonstrations, and activities. They focus on the changes in hearing over a lifetime, how we can determine where a sound is coming from, and the ability to filter noises.
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How Much Energy Is There in Food?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
People associate calories with food, but what is a calorie? Young scientists measure the number of calories in samples of food to better understand the concept. They test a variety of samples, take measurements, and compare their results...
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Piecing Together the Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. With limited funding for research, where should scientists focus? Young scientists learn about current research and create their own questions. They then decide the best areas to focus...
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Virus Explorer

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Most pupils know about the flu, HIV, and other viruses, but they don't know what each actually looks like. This interactive shows their relative size, structure, and allows for comparisons. It stresses the similarities and differences...
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Major Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking Exist Among and Within Racial and Ethnic Groups

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Data indicates that some racial groups smoke more than others, and that with that racial group, there are smaller groups whose smoking habits vary as well. Secondary learners read a graph that details the differences between the Asian...
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Facts About Marijuana

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana help with depression? Are there any long-term effects of using marijuana? Is it safer to drive high than it is to drive drunk? Several important facts about marijuana challenge pupils to confront the myths they may believe...
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Infographic

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Adult cigarette smoking has decreased in recent years, but it is still the number one cause of preventable disease and death in America. An infographic breaks cigarette smoking down by education level, geographical region, gender, race,...
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Marijuana Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
There are facts about marijuana, there are myths about marijuana—and there is everything in between. An online quiz challenges middle and high schoolers to assess their knowledge about marijuana and the potency, potential harm, and legal...
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Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between medical marijuana and marijuana bought on the street? Not much. High schoolers learn more about marijuana with an informational booklet that focuses on the medical uses of THC, how marijuana affects the...
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Central Dogma and Genetic Medicine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scientists work every day to find solutions to genetic diseases. Scholars learn about the process of gene sequencing, mutations, and the results. They explore genetic diseases and therapies to intervene and help and, through case...
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Healthy Body Image: A Lesson Plan for High School Students

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How does your class view themselves? High schoolers explore body image through a series of four activities. Groups collaborate to examine the changes we experience as a part of growing up, how the media influences body image, and healthy...
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Risks from Smoking

For Students 6th - 12th
Discover what smoking does to one's body with a detailed reference page that points out the types of cancers and chronic diseases that can occur when using tobacco products. 
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Live Outside the Ordinary—Extraordinary Tobacco Reduction Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Encourage healthy habits with three activities designed to reduce tobacco use. In addition to a plethora of tobacco-related facts, scholars have the opportunity to create an ingredient display and take a 10-question quiz.
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Electronic Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Forty-four slides inform scholars about electronic cigarettes. Bullet points and attention-grabbing pictures cover what e-cigarettes are, their ingredients, and the harm they could cause. Following the presentation is a brief quiz and...
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Marijuana: Perception of Harm vs. Use

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many teenagers don't believe that marijuana is harmful, but if they do, it affects whether they use it or not. Analyze the relationship between what high school seniors believe about marijuana and their tendency to use it with a reading...
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Marijuana: Breaking Down the Buzz

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
There are a lot of myths surrounding marijuana. Read a passage that clarifies the dangers of teens smoking marijuana, its harmful effects on the development of the brain, and the possible correlation of cigarette smoking to marijuana...
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What Causes Headaches?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the most common type of headache? How do headaches occur? Watch an informative video that details primary and secondary headaches including migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches.
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Think it Through

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does the media tell the teenagers about using marijuana? Help class members decipher what they are being told about drug use with a instructional activity on editorial cartoons, subliminal messages, and critical thinking skills.
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Consider the Source

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Who is more trustworthy when it comes to marijuana: a high school student, or The National Institute on Drug Abuse? Sources matter when reading informational text. Help teenagers discern which facts are true with an activity that focuses...
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Marijuana Facts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana really hurt you? Three medical facts and three discussion questions prompt teenagers to consider the ramifications of using marijuana recreationally.
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Marijuana Facts for Teens

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is marijuana addictive? Can you drive under the influence of marijuana? What happens if you smoke marijuana while you're pregnant? Teenagers learn the answers to these and many more frequently asked questions in an online booklet about...
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Genetic Mutations and Disease Interactive

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Genetic mutations occur throughout life, from conception to old age, and the timing influences the severity. Young scientists learn about four different mutation times and the diseases that sometimes occur as a result. They observe the...
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Marijuana Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
February is Marijuana Awareness Month, and a set of interdisciplinary activities can make your class aware of the social, medical, legal, and psychological effects of marijuana. With writing prompts, research opportunities, and...
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The History of America’s Weed Laws

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To understand the laws regarding marijuana use in the United States, you can go all the way back to the 1800's to learn about farming hemp, or you can go back to 2018 when California became the sixth state to legalize recreational...
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How Do I Prepare for Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
You got your class through their teenage years—now it's time for the real world! Class members focus on the how-to of preparing for work, including job interview skills, resume workshops, and 
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What Reduces Sexual Risks?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Teens don't have the ability to see around all of the corners of their decisions, some of which can affect the rest of their lives. Help them understand the implications of risky sexual behavior, including sexually transmitted diseases...
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How Can I Take Care of My Health?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Life is all about choices, and a healthy life tends to involve a lot of healthy choices. Guide teenagers toward a life full of nutritious food, regular exercise, and responsible decisions with a series of lessons on healthy habits for...
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Can I Keep Violence out of My Life?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Many teenagers in your class have not experienced violence in their lives, much less as a daily occurance. But some pupils are not so lucky. Bring hope to your class that violence is not an inevitable part of life, and that they can...
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What Does It Take to Be a Good Parent?

For Students 7th - 12th
Are the teenagers in your class ready to become parents? Have them complete a few life-planning activities, including a parental interview, a role-play exercise, and the classic flour sack baby exercise, before allowing them to assess...
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What Are Stereotypes and Gender Roles?

For Students 7th - 12th
Living up to what society expects of you is difficult enough before you add the complications of sexual and racial prejudice. Discuss the difficulties faced by people in your country, neighborhood, and classroom with a series of...
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How Can I Make Good Decisions?

For Students 7th - 12th
Your entire life can change as a result of one decision—for better or for worse. Guide middle and high schoolers through the process of making decisions and weighing the consequences in the midst of peer pressure and other influences.
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What Are My Goals?

For Students 7th - 12th
Empower the teenagers in your class with the knowledge that their future is theirs to control! A set of nine lessons on setting academic, financial, and life goals encourage class members to think about where they'd like to be in ten...
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What Does Community Mean to Me?

For Students 7th - 12th
Having a strong and supportive community is key for adolescent success. Teenagers explore the circles of their own communities, including the rights and responsibilities of being in their families, peer relationships, and their country,...