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Lesson Plans (6) 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. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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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.
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Grade Span: 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: 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: 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.
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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: 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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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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Endocrine System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the endocrine system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Assessments


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

Interactives/Games


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

Teacher Tools


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Measuring Obesity
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Explore the various methods that are used to determine the amount of fat on a person.

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