Title: A Trip along the Alimentary Canal
Students will prepare a digital presentation on the digestive organs, accessory structures, processes, digestive chemicals, and nutrients. This is a part of the unit on digestion and metabolism, and is performed at the beginning of the unit with additional content afterwards, especially on metabolism, nutrition, and digestive disorders. It involves use of technology to research, create, and display a presentation. It may be done individually or in small groups.
Standard(s): [TC2] CA2 (9-12) 13: Demonstrate collaborative skills using curriculum-related content in digital environments.
Title: Hominid Diet
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that early humans may have eaten termites as at least part of their diet. 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.
Standard(s): [SS2010] WH8 (8) 1: Explain how artifacts and other archaeological findings provide evidence of the nature and movement of prehistoric groups of people.
Title: Diabetes: A Serious Matter
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. Standard(s):
[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 13: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to support the claim that the endocrine glands secrete hormones that help the body maintain homeostasis through feedback loops.
Title: Body Systems Series: VIII - The Digestive System
Explore the digestive system of the human body with an overview about the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine. Appropriate for grades 6-12.
[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 8: Communicate scientific information to explain the relationship between the
structures and functions, both mechanical (e.g., chewing, churning in stomach)
and chemical (e.g., enzymes, hydrochloric acid [HCl] in stomach), of the
digestive system, including the accessory organs (e.g., salivary glands,