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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (6) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet.


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Subject: Literacy Standards (6-12) (11 - 12), or Credit Recovery Science (9 - 12)
Title: Does Deo Effect Your BO?
Description: Students will research different types of deodorant and conduct their own investigations on the best type of deodorant that is compatible with their skin type. Deodorant usually comes in four basic formulations: a clear gel-base, a solid white chalk, a powder, and spray. The objective to this experiment is to discover whether different deodorants (gel-based, solid white, powder, and spray) work better for certain skin types: dry, oily, and normal.    


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Endocrine Disruptors     
Description: This Science NetLinks lesson focuses on endocrine disruptors: chemicals that mimic the body's own internal hormone communication system. Students are introduced to the endocrine system, they study what we know and do not know about chemicals that disrupt this system, and they consider the kinds of choices that individuals and societies have with regard to endocrine disruptors. Finally, they are asked to consider how what they know and don t know influence the decisions that they and others might make.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 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



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Subject: Science
Title: Hamsters     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how researchers are using hamsters to understand the roots of aggression. Scientists believe that most behaviors, from fighting to mating, are controlled by brain chemistry. 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: Science
Title: Monogamous Voles     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about two different species of rodents, called voles, that have two very different strategies in the monogamy department. 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: Asymmetry and Aggression     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that has found a link between aggression and body symmetry that may go back to the womb. In this interview, scientist Zeynep Benderlioglu explains how previous research has linked both asymmetry and aggression to risk factors in a mother's pregnancy. 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: 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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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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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



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Subject: Science
Title: Hamsters     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how researchers are using hamsters to understand the roots of aggression. Scientists believe that most behaviors, from fighting to mating, are controlled by brain chemistry. 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: Science
Title: Monogamous Voles     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about two different species of rodents, called voles, that have two very different strategies in the monogamy department. 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: Asymmetry and Aggression     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a study that has found a link between aggression and body symmetry that may go back to the womb. In this interview, scientist Zeynep Benderlioglu explains how previous research has linked both asymmetry and aggression to risk factors in a mother's pregnancy. 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: 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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