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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: The Allergy Chronicles      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Anthrax Antibodies      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health - Disease - Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Current Events/Issues - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Maybe Not-So-Fine Feathered Friends?      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Growing Vocal Chords      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Science
Title: Glowing Wounds      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health - Disease - Mathematics - Applied Mathematics - Science - Biology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: AIDS in Africa I: The Scope of the Problem      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health - Disease - Science - Biology - Social Studies - Geography
Title: AIDS in Africa II: More Than Sympathy      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health - Disease - Language Arts - Writing (composition) - Science - Biological and Life Sciences - Social Studies - Geography
Title: Parasites and Disease      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Smelling Diseases      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Health
Title: Gum and Heart Disease      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Educational Technology,Health,Science
Title: Heart Transplant      Add Bookmark
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.
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Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Health, Science
Title: Healing Grapes      Add Bookmark
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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