Does Melatonin Do Anything?

Melatonin is a supplement that is gaining popularity. The jury is still out, however, on its effectiveness according to the video presentation that is part of a larger reaction series. The narrator discusses the different factors that may contribute to the effectiveness of the supplement and the risks of using unregulated additives.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow with an analysis of additional supplements
  • Read the scientific research linked to compare results referenced in the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Emphasize the purpose of the video is not to give medical advice 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Uses several different studies to draw conclusions
  • Emphasizes important information with text and images
Cons
  • None