By: Dave | April 26 2011 | Category: NIH Resources, Tidbits for Teachers
On Monday, April 25, NIH and the National Science Teachers Association held a live webinar "Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry." This featured activities from a new curriculum supplement for grades 6 - 8.
Check out the archive now at the NSTA Learning Center.
The web seminar shows you how to hone your students’ inquiry skills as they uncover the mysteries of rare diseases, such as Marfan Syndrome, Necrotizing Fasciitis, and leukemia. This “disease detectives” approach engages students in the process of science, allows them to analyze data from different sources and present their findings to others. The discussion integrates principles in life sciences and health for middle school teachers.
This web seminar supports the lessons in the NIH curriculum supplement “Rare Diseases and Scientific Inquiry,” which was developed by BSCS and will soon be available for free online.
Other NIH/NSTA web seminars are also archived for your enjoyment whenever.