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506 reviewed resources for human mechanics

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Ego Trip- Exploring the Inner Workings of the Human Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students gain an understanding of how systems and organs in the human body work. They create their own fictional account of a trip through the human body, and describe one response the body makes to stimuli.
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Raven Chapter 24 Guided Notes: Evolution of Genomes and Developmental Mechanisms

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Explore the evolution of genomes and the human DNA sequence by answering 10 questions on this worksheet. The level of questions included will challenge your advanced biology class to a deeper understanding of genomics. 
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The Evolution of the Human Eye

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Vision is arguably the most important of the five senses, but exactly how did we come by this amazing ability?  Find out with this engaging video on the 500 million year evolution of the human eye.
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Tissue Mechanics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Engage your class by showing them how silly putty and human tissues are alike. Pupils learn more about tissue mechanics by reflecting upon their experiences with silly putty. The lesson covers   collagen, elastin, and proteoglycans and...
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Breaking it Down

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
After challenging themselves to correctly choose the form of erosion and length of time required for a given landform to develop, earth science class members model mechanical and chemical weathering with various lab demonstrations over...
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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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Levers and Wedges in the Human Body

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students identify the various parts of the body that serve as wedges and levers, identifying the fulcrum for each body lever. They bite into carrots and apples to analyze how their jaws and teeth work, then complete three worksheets that...
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Effects of Ozone Depletion

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Explore the causes of ozone depletion and the effect on plankton, algae, plants, amphibians, and humans. Learn how the Montreal Protocol has possibly helped reverse the decline of the ozone layer. Warning: photos of skin and eye damage...
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AP: Chapter 44: Regulation of the Internal Environment

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
When nature calls, you need to answer. Physiology learners discover that it is a just your body's way of regulating pressure and water content. Along with osmoregulation, they also examine thermoregulation, two vital processes with which...
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Slip Slidin' Away

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners investigate mechanical weathering as a form of erosion. In this erosion lesson, students, define weathering and erosion before determining how the Earth's surface is in a constant state of change. They watch a video, access...
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Natural Selection - The Mechanism of Evolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A sufficient slide show on natural selection is available to use with your biology class. It introduces viewers to foundations of this mechanism of evolutionary change. Notes are provided to support your lecture on genetic variation and...
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Environmental Entrepreneurs

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
An ant that won't go away is called a permanent. Learners compare and contrast two mechanical controls for pests in this 11th activity of the series. Based on their comparisons, scholars choose the control they would invest in and give...
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BioMechanics (The Human Machine)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the number of simple machines in the human anatomy. They watch a PowerPoint and video to explore how biomedical engineers must use engineering fundamentals as well as anatomy, physiology, and medicine to modify or...
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Mechanics of Elastic Solids

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Make the connection between Hooke's law and elasticity with an activity that introduces the class to the behavior of elastic materials. The resource defines stress and strain to calculate the modules of elasticity of materials and also...
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Intracellular Infection by Salmonella

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria are pesky little organisms that can often easily infect us. But how? Salmonella bacteria literally gets under our skin. Viewers see how the dangerous bacteria protects itself from defense mechanisms inside the cell.
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People and Climate

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Model how the sun's energy strikes the planet and help your class relate it to a climate map. Assign small groups an individual climate zone to discuss. They reflect on and research how humans survive in the assigned climate and write a...
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Organic Mechanic Part I

For Teachers 7th - 12th
On day one of the "Organic Mechanic Part I" lesson, learners try to remove the waxy coating of an apple and consider pesticides that may be represented by this addition to our food. On day two, they research pesticides online and...
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The Case of the Biological Biosphere: Health, Math, Technology

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students investigate various aspects of the human body  in this imaginative Tree House Detective episode about the biological biosphere. In a series of They take measurements, analyze data, and use technology. The lessons revolve around...
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How the Heart Actually Pumps Blood

For Students 7th - 11th
Let your heart rejoice! A unique video explains in detail how the heart works to transport blood throughout the human body. Use it during your human body unit, and then discuss the accompanying comprehension questions as a review of the...
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Pre-Assessment: The Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking...
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Haptography: Digitizing our Sense of Touch

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
We have cameras to record what we see, but how can we record what we touch? Katherine Kuchenbecker, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is working to answer exactly that question. Using sensitive...
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Sensory and Motor Mechanisms

For Students 9th - 12th
Advanced biology pupils name the function of each individual structure on figures of the eye and the ear. They describe the purpose of the skeleton and how it works with the muscles to create movement. Finally, they label a large diagram...
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Human Genetic Diseases

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Although there are a few missing titles in this collection of slides, if your class has the support of a genetic disease lecture to accompany it, this resource will be very useful. The mechanism of genetic inheritance is covered. Flow...
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Wired with Alexander Calder

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Kids consider how the body functions and moves, how each structure has a specific movement and purpose. They apply that idea as they construct a sculptural piece that moves. For inspiration they look to the work of Alexander Calder,...

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