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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title:  Body Tissue Lab
Description: Students will complete a virtual lab on Human Body Tissues.  This lab can be found by going to http://wps.aw.com/bc_marieb_ehap_8/25/6525/1670654.cw/index.html and clicking on "Histology" under the "Chapter Features."   In this lab, students will be in groups of two in a computer lab.  Students will go to the website listed above to view and draw specific body tissues that are outlined in the student e-lab that they will have to download.  At the end of the assignment, students will make a portfolio of their tissues.  Students will be assessed using a e-rubric that they will also have to download.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Night Lights     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why bright nighttime lights could be bad for women's health. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Title: More Than Skin Deep!
Digital Tool: Your Skin and You
Digital Tool Description: Students will use this interactive tool to explore the science behind our skin, its functions, and how they can protect themselves from skin cancer and acne.


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Diabetes: A Serious Matter
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This podcasts unveils the roots causes of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  Furthermore, the podcast was intended to cover the curriculum requirement for AP Biology by exploring the etiology and the effects of both types of diabetes.  The podcast allows the learner to compare and contrast the two types of diabetes with regard to cause and effects.  Diabetes is a serious disease and the number of type 2 form of diabetes is rising at an alarming rate.


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Night Lights     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why bright nighttime lights could be bad for women's health. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

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Introduction to the Human Body / Anatomical Terminology
http://www.training....
Includes directional terms, planes of the body, and body cavities. Some diagrams are included.

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Introduction to the human body / Cells, Tissues, and Membranes
http://www.training....
This site includes notes, diagrams, interactive dictionary, and a review with interactive quiz.

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Inside a Cell
http://learn.genetic...
Interactive parts of the cells. It covers the jobs of the different organelles. It also has teacher lesson plans.

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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

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Get in the Lab! Bacterial Identification
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab to collect, study, and record different bacterial samples.

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Cell Membrane Channels
http://phet.colorado...
Insert channels in a membrane and see what happens. See how different types of channels allow particles to move through the membrane.

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Inside a Cell
http://learn.genetic...
Interactive parts of the cells. It covers the jobs of the different organelles. It also has teacher lesson plans.

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Angiogenesis: Cancer & Tumor Growth
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Video exploration of the growth of a cancerous tumor.

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Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideo...
This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

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