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NIH Curriculum Supplement for Middle School

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Chemicals, the Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health

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Students explore the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health, utilizing basic concepts in the science of toxicology.

Activities
Learning Focus
1. Chemicals, Chemicals, EverywhereObserve a mystery chemical and read real case studies of exposure as an introduction to toxicology.
2. The Dose is the PoisonPerform an experiment to investigate chemical concentration effects on seed germination.
3. Dose-Response RelationshipsHypothesize about experimental results and discuss the dose-response relationship.
4. Individual Responses Can Be DifferentExperimental responses between samples demonstrate individual susceptibility of organisms to chemicals.
5. What is the Risk?A video documentary teaches risk assessment and management from chemical exposure.
6. Environmental HazardsDiscover ways to eliminate or reduce exposure to environmental toxic agents.
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“The activities provided actual real-life occurrences that students could relate to.” ---Field Test Teacher

“The lab made me think about medicines and what dose I should take.” ---Field Test Student

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