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What Did Dogs Teach Humans About Diabetes? diseases

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For thousands of years people recognized the symptoms of diabetes, but it wasn't until the early twentieth century that a treatment was finally discovered. This video explores the Nobel Prize winning scientists' whose work with canines led to the development of insulin, saving the lives of millions of people.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Supplement a health unit on diabetes with this short video
  • Use this video to introduce a research project in which students investigate and report on the history of common diseases
  • Follow a viewing of this video with a class discussion about pros and cons of animal testing
  • Assign this video and included assessment as homework, preparing students for a discussion during the following class period
  • Video is animated to capture the engagement of young scientists
  • Scientific concepts are clearly explained using language that is accessable to middle and high school students
  • TED-Ed allows teachers to create a customized lesson based on the video
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