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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Traveling Dust     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how microbes may be carried across the globe in clouds of dust. 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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: The Allergy Chronicles     
Description: The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to use the Internet to explore how the immune system functions in a variety of allergic reactions. Students should already have a working knowledge of body systems, and the immune system in particular.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Growing Vocal Chords     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientists who are developing a strategy to replace damaged vocal cord tissue with a lab-grown material. 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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Body Systems Series:  VI - The Respiratory System
Overview:
Explore the respiratory system of the human body with an overview about the pharynx, lungs, and gas exchange in the alveoli.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Traveling Dust     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how microbes may be carried across the globe in clouds of dust. 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, Science
Title: Growing Vocal Chords     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientists who are developing a strategy to replace damaged vocal cord tissue with a lab-grown material. 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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Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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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Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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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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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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Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Learning Activities


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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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Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticci...
This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.

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