Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:10 PM

Are there any interesting news stories that have caught your eye and tie into your lessons? I wanted to share this article because I thought I would use it with my 7th grade illness unit

http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/shot-prevents-heart-attacks

Tina Harris
Tina Harris
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Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:51 PM

That's a good one, Tina.
I was watching NOVA earlier this week, and it was about Otzi the iceman. The 5000 year old mummy's life story, as being written through scientific study and testing, is very engaging and has connections to so many scientific concepts: Forensic science, NOS, problem-solving, anatomy and physiology, and archeology to name a few. Here is a link to the video and article "The Iceman's Last Meal".
Carolyn

Carolyn Mohr
Carolyn Mohr
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Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:02 PM

I'm teaching DNA and I saw an article that I thought about using in the classroom. It was about bigfoot and how the scientists used DNA to determine if big foot was actually real. I don't know where I found the article though. The one class really enjoyed it.

Kelly Amendola
Kelly Amendola
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Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:32 AM

Kelley,

I found one of the Big Foot DNA articles at http://news.discovery.com/human/genetics/bigfoot-genetic-test-121127.htm Scientists are refuting it, but it would make a great discussion topic for students.

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:02 PM

This one was so outlandish I had to re-read the subtitle several times. I could see middle schoolers having a field day with this one...and it's a perfect lesson in microbiology that definitely hits close to home.

But it's not for the squeamish.

Fecal Transplants Cure Intestinal Infections

Kendra Young
Kendra Young
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