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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (4) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (4) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (6) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (7) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (5) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: The Virtual Knee Replacement Surgery
Description: In this lesson, students will take on the role of the Surgeon throughout a total knee replacement surgery. Great lesson for an Anatomy and Physiology class with a focus on the Skeletal System.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection
Description: This lesson is virtual dissection of Owl Pellets. This interactive website gives the option of dissecting pellets from many kinds of owls. This would be great to use before actually dissecting, because it would help student learn to identify the bones before the actual dissection. 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: Bear Bones     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how hibernating bears avoid bone loss. An estimated ten million Americans have osteoporosis, an age-related disease in which the bones gradually become brittle and weak. Now, scientists are looking to animals for clues on how to combat this condition. 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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Subject: Health
Title: Finger Length     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that looks to finger length for signs of a man's pre-natal exposure to testosterone. 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



ALEX Podcasts


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The Skeletal System
Overview:
This is a whimsical podcast created, performed, and edited by two 7th grade science students which teaches some facts about bones.


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Body Systems Series:  II - The Skeletal System
Overview:
Explore the skeletal system of the human body with an overview about each group of bones.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Bear Bones     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how hibernating bears avoid bone loss. An estimated ten million Americans have osteoporosis, an age-related disease in which the bones gradually become brittle and weak. Now, scientists are looking to animals for clues on how to combat this condition. 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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Subject: Health
Title: Finger Length     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that looks to finger length for signs of a man's pre-natal exposure to testosterone. 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



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

Assessments


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Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Label the Skeletal System
http://www.neok12.co...
Parts of skeletal system are interactively labeled and scored to assess mastery in this interactive "Label the Diagram of the Skeleton."

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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

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Skeletal System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow on the skeletal system is presented and identifies the bone function and structure. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Informational Materials


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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Anatomy & Physiology
http://www.training....
A unit for each body system is provided and includes notes, diagrams, interactives, and quizzes.

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Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

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Skeletal System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow on the skeletal system is presented and identifies the bone function and structure. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Interactives/Games


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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KidsHealth - My Body
http://kidshealth.or...
This is an interactive site for human anatomy. This site provides information on various body systems in an easy to understand format that can be used with all students. A Spanish version is also available.

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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

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Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Cardiology Virtual Lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab and enter the world of cardiology.

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Name that Bone!
http://www.purposega...
Students are timed while they guess a variety of bones in the human skeleton.

Learning Activities


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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

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Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Label the Skeletal System
http://www.neok12.co...
Parts of skeletal system are interactively labeled and scored to assess mastery in this interactive "Label the Diagram of the Skeleton."

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Cardiology Virtual Lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab and enter the world of cardiology.

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Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

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