Get some laparoscopic training without the pain with an activity that challenges class members to find out what it is like to perform laparoscopic surgery. Teams perform three different tasks and quantify their performance. The activity...
After looking at the history of cataract surgery techniques, your high schoolers will have a new perspective on medical and scientific advances. Kids alternate between watching short video clips, class discussion, and computer research....
Many types of cancer treatments now depend on nanotechnology—a big "little" discovery. Scholars begin by removing "malignant" tissue from simulated brains, one using fluorescent markers thanks to nanotechnology and one without. This...
Rochester Institute of Technology
Nobody is as smart as all of us together. In a collaborative learning activity, scholars learn it takes a team to be successful in laparoscopic surgeries. Groups complete the laparoscopic task as a team and discuss their results to...
Assess anatomists' understanding of the structure of the mammalian heart by giving a pretest. Have them visit some websites to further learn about heart anatomy. Then take them into the laboratory to perform a dissection so that they get...
Students, having learned how to manipulate the instruments, insert the instruments into the "ports" of the plastic membrane, trying to clip, cut, staple the sponge organ according to the function of the instrument.
Get to know the human body from the inside out. The first lesson plan in a series of 10 introduces the class to the abdominopelvic cavity. Biomedical engineers need to understand the region of the body as they develop and improve...
High schoolers examine significant innovations in surgery and reproductive health. In this surgery lesson students view a video and answer the given questions.
Students explore current events by completing a list of worksheet activities. In this William Shakespeare activity, students identify a resident of China who wishes to undergo plastic surgery to give himself the face of William...
Students examine the recent partial face transplant in Ameiens, France and the ensuing public debate on extreme plastic surgery. They participate in a fishbowl discussion on the ethics and implications of future face transplants.
Students explore medical terminology used in diagnosis. They explore the dexterity needed by a doctor to perform surgery. Students explore diagnostic methods used today in the medical field, X-rays, Ultrasound, MRI, CT-PET Scans, and...
In this simulation activity, young biologists examine blood types to determine whether the death rate in a hospital was caused because of incorrect identification of patient blood types. You will need obtain and follow the procedures of...
Students review some basic biology by talking about how the eye works. They cover the concepts behind laser surgery as a treatment for saving sight. They begin to recognize the overlap of disciplines (physics and biology) required for...
Center for History Education
Ironically, science was the reason why the Civil War was so deadly. Despite the use of medical practices now considered barbaric—such as conducting surgery with bare, dirty hands—developments in weaponry meant that more men died on and...
Students discuss the risks associated with body art. In this personal health instructional activity, students talk about fashion trends and then conduct research on the health risks associated with tattoos, cosmetic surgery, and body...
Students discover the basics of the human heart and how it functions. They examine the whole circulatory system and how an electric heart would work inside the human body. They can choose to perform their own surgery by following...
Students identify the problems with battlefield surgery and factors in successful operations. They evaluate the methods of field surgery concerning communicable diseases and infections. Students analyze period photographs to reach...
Students examine the concept of body image. In this current events lesson, students research selected websites for information about fashion models, plastic surgery, and advertising. Students share and discuss their findings.
It's About Time
Himalayan rabbits are black when raised at low temperatures and white when raised at high temperatures. Young biologists participate in an experiment using seeds to demonstrate the ways the environment can influence an inherited...
Fourth graders observe the 1529 map of the Gulf of Mexico and describe the accuracy of the map, including the unknown landscape that Cabeza de Vaca would traverse. They read the discuss the excerpt of his journey including his treatment...
Second graders examine the lives and contributions of five people who have impacted science in the four lessons of this unit. Key facts in the life of the persons are placed on a timeline and a mini-biography is created.
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