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Lesson Plans (14) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (9) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (3) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
Informational Materials (3) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (5) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (3) 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, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities.


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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Description: In this WebQuest, sudents will be working in cooperative learning groups to research bacteria, viruses, and the immune system via the Internet. Students will be taking notes and answering questions to show the teacher for approval. Students will solve for a specific disease from their research.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: Health, Science
Title: Healing Grapes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about efforts to boost the positive effects of some free radicals. Scientists have discovered that a compound found in grape seeds turns into a free radical when it's applied directly to wounds, promoting new blood vessel and skin growth. 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: Gum and Heart Disease     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have found two kinds of oral bacteria in human artery plaque, a sticky substance that clogs blood vessels. This implies that certain strains of bacteria have the ability to travel from gum to artery tissue. 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: Smelling Diseases     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how doctors are developing a kind of sniff test to screen for diseases. 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: Transplant     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students use the Internet to learn about the workings and anatomy of the heart and the medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives. Students then use their knowledge to discuss controversial issues surrounding heart transplants. Students also perform an online simulation of a heart transplant to get a more realistic idea of what is involved.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health - Disease - Language Arts - Writing (composition) - Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Parasites and Disease     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students research some parasite-borne diseases and report on how parasites infect their hosts and how people are trying to reduce infection rates. They prepare reports to the governments of countries that have specific parasite-borne diseases, describing the role of the parasites in the disease and explaining what might be done to reduce or eradicate the disease.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health - Disease - Science - Biology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: AIDS in Africa II: More Than Sympathy     
Description: This Xpeditions lesson focuses on why the disastrous numbers surrounding the AIDS epidemic in Africa exist. Students explore what is being done, and what can be done, to ease the situation. If possible, students should complete the companion lesson AIDS in Africa I: The Scope of the Problem first.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health - Disease - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics - Science - Biology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: AIDS in Africa I: The Scope of the Problem     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students search for data related to the discrepancy between the impact of AIDS on people in sub-Saharan Africa and on people in the U.S. and determine mathematically the relative impact of AIDS on Africa versus its impact on the U.S. AIDS in Africa II: More Than Sympathy, a companion lesson, addresses the causes of the crisis in Africa and what is being done--and needs to be done--to address it.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Glowing Wounds     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a Civil War legend of soldiers' glowing war wounds that may actually be based in fact. 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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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how research into why the eye Doesn't swell if injured could someday help organ transplant patients. 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 - Disease - Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Maybe Not-So-Fine Feathered Friends?     
Description: In this Xpeditions lesson, students consider the spread of disease from animals to humans. Students read a National Geographic News article that discusses one such incident, and then explore the frequency, occurrence, and possible prevention of such crossover illnesses.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Anthrax Antibodies     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear an interview with George Georgiou about efforts to make a better vaccine against anthrax. 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: 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



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:  VII - The Immune System
Overview:
Explore the immune system of the human body with an overview about white blood cells, viruses, and bacteria.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Healing Grapes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about efforts to boost the positive effects of some free radicals. Scientists have discovered that a compound found in grape seeds turns into a free radical when it's applied directly to wounds, promoting new blood vessel and skin growth. 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: Gum and Heart Disease     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have found two kinds of oral bacteria in human artery plaque, a sticky substance that clogs blood vessels. This implies that certain strains of bacteria have the ability to travel from gum to artery tissue. 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: Smelling Diseases     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how doctors are developing a kind of sniff test to screen for diseases. 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: Glowing Wounds     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a Civil War legend of soldiers' glowing war wounds that may actually be based in fact. 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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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how research into why the eye Doesn't swell if injured could someday help organ transplant patients. 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: Anthrax Antibodies     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear an interview with George Georgiou about efforts to make a better vaccine against anthrax. 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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Immune System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the immune 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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Immune System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the immune 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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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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Immune System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
This is a slideshow identifying the parts of your immune system and how these parts work together to defend your body against diseases. A quiz is provided as an assessment.

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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Immune System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the immune 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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Immune System Study Jam
http://studyjams.sch...
This is a slideshow identifying the parts of your immune system and how these parts work together to defend your body against diseases. A quiz is provided as an assessment.

Interactives/Games


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HHMI Virtual neurophysiology lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
In this virtual exercise, students will probe the nervous system of a leech, concentrating on looking at the nerve cells that are responsible for collecting touch information from the skin of the leech to its simple brain. Students will perform an accurate simulated dissection to make part of the nervous system accessible in the first part of the lab, and then use virtual electronic equipment to investigate the electrical activity of individual nerve cells.

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Immune System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the immune 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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Code Fred: Survival Mode
http://www.msichicag...
Code Fred is an interactive game made available by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, students play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and Fred's body won't be leaving the woods.

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Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple...
Become a disease detective working for the CDC and solve the next outbreak. This game engages the student in epidemiology. Task include figuring out how it started, how its spread and how to stop it.

Learning Activities


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HHMI Virtual neurophysiology lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
In this virtual exercise, students will probe the nervous system of a leech, concentrating on looking at the nerve cells that are responsible for collecting touch information from the skin of the leech to its simple brain. Students will perform an accurate simulated dissection to make part of the nervous system accessible in the first part of the lab, and then use virtual electronic equipment to investigate the electrical activity of individual nerve cells.

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Immune System
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the immune 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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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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Subject: Educational Technology,Health,Science
Title: Heart Transplant     
Description: This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students through a series of online activities related to the human heart, heart disease, and substitute hearts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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