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Body Systems Series:  X - The Reproductive System
Overview:
Explore the reproductive system of the human body with an overview about the differences between the male and female reproductive systems.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Twins
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This podcast explains fraternal and paternal twins.


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Subject: Health
Title: Proteome     
Description: In this Science Update, from science NetLinks, you'll hear about the difficulties of the task of determining which genes make which proteins, and what these proteins do. Geneticists think this information could provide valuable insights into disease. 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.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Replicating Robots     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, the listener will hear about an engineering lab at Cornell University, where Hod Lipson and a team of graduate students have created robots that can build exact copies of themselves from magnetic cubes. 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: Health
Title: Testosterone Tradeoff     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how male dark-eyed junco birds given extra testosterone attracted older, more fertile females, had more extramarital sex and fathered more offspring than untreated males. Biologist Wendy Reed explains that it appears that attracting more mates also seemed to attract more predators. 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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Gender-Testing in Athletes
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Gender determination exercise that allows students to view the role of science through a current topic.

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