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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: A Trip along the Alimentary Canal
Description: Students will prepare a digital presentation on the digestive organs, accessory structures, processes, digestive chemicals, and nutrients. This is a part of the unit on digestion and metabolism, and is performed at the beginning of the unit with additional content afterwards, especially on metabolism, nutrition, and digestive disorders. It involves use of technology to research, create, and display a presentation. It may be done individually or in small groups.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: pHun with Acids and Bases!!! (a pH lesson)
Description: In this lesson, the students will learn the characteristics of acids and bases including the associated pH values. The students will conduct a hands-on activity that shows color indicators for different pH values.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Hominid Diet     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that early humans may have eaten termites as at least part of their diet. 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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Diabetes: A Serious Matter
Overview:
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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Body Systems Series:  VIII - The Digestive System
Overview:
Explore the digestive system of the human body with an overview about the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Hominid Diet     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that early humans may have eaten termites as at least part of their diet. 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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Digestive System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the digestive system in the human body are explained in this video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

Assessments


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Digestive System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the digestive system in the human body are explained in this video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Digestive System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow on the digestive system and the types of organs involved in the digestive process. 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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Resources for Science Learning
http://www-medlib.me...
This resource can be used to show actual pictures of organs that are found in the body. It can be used as an introductory to a particular system in the body.

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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Digestive System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the digestive system in the human body are explained in this video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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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Resources for Science Learning
http://www-medlib.me...
This resource can be used to show actual pictures of organs that are found in the body. It can be used as an introductory to a particular system in the body.

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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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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Build-A-Body: Digestive System Game
http://www.brainpop....
SpongeLab's drag-and-drop game is an interactive way for students to learn about the human digestive system.

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Digestive System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the digestive system in the human body are explained in this video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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Digestive System
http://www.quia.com/...
This interactive game allows students to complete an online game matching the parts of the digestive system with their functions.

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The Digestive System
http://sciencenetlin...
In this activity, Arnold is missing organs from four major body systems. It is the student’s job to put the digestive organs back into the body in the correct location. In the activity screen, Arnold’s body is on the left and the organs are on the right. When students hit the Play button, the name of an organ system will appear at the bottom of the screen. If students drag an organ that doesn’t belong, all the organs pop.

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Digestive System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
A slideshow on the digestive system and the types of organs involved in the digestive process. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

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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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Digestive System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the digestive system in the human body are explained in this video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

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