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Our Distance Learning programs address appropriate Ohio Academic Content Standards in science and social studies and National Health Education Standards. Each program can accommodate up to 30 Students and is one hour in length.

Chew On This: Learn the Drill On Dental Science | Grades K-2 
Chew on This Teacher's Guide and Materials
Compare the teeth of various animals to humans and discover how your smile can tell a scientist a lot about who – and what – you are! Some animals don't even have do they manage to munch their lunch? Investigate the basics of dental health with real Museum specimens and see how special tools help dentists keep our canines clean. Brace yourself: the truth behind cavities might be more shocking than you think.

Just Senseless | Grades K-2
Just Senseless Teacher's Guide and Materials
Let's find out what the five senses do by imagining life without them. Using hands-on props and demonstrations, we explore how life would be different if one or more of our senses were disabled. We also discuss how senses help to keep our bodies safe.
Note: A props kit will be sent to your school two weeks before the scheduled program with a prepaid UPS return label.

You Are What You Eat | Grades 1-3, 4-6
You Are What You Eat Teacher's Guide and Materials
Get a taste of the new ChooseMyPlate dietary guidelines while learning to create healthy meals based on the different food groups. Grades 4-6 programs include how to identify and interpret information on nutrition labels.

Bodyworks | Grades 4-6
Bodyworks Teacher's Guide and Materials
What does a real heart look like? And how does it team up with our brain, muscles, bones and lungs? This program uses preserved specimens and anatomical models to teach students about the organization of the human body, structures and functions of several major organ systems and how they all work together.

The Human Show | Grades 4-8
The Human Show Teacher's Guide
WARNING: This assembly is aligned with the Ohio “Gross Anatomy” Academic Content Standards! Aliens have abducted the audience in order to learn more about the human species. Their findings? Humans are disgusting! Your host will reveal amazing and (possibly) shocking facts about human anatomy and the trillions of microorganisms that call the human body home. Don’t worry—all audience members are eventually returned to their home planet, safe and sound, and ready to share some fascinating facts about themselves!

Growing Up and Liking It | Grades 5-6 
Growing Up and Liking It Teacher's Guide and Materials
Learn the science behind the changing adolescent body and what to expect on the road to adulthood. Students will engage in an interactive discussion with a health educator on the physical and chemical changes that occur in the body during puberty. With the aid of fun demonstrations, large format images, models and specimens, we will discuss human reproductive anatomy, menstruation, nocturnal emissions and other issues.

Wonder of New Life: The Making of A Human | Grades 6-8 
Wonders of New Life Teacher's Guide and Materials
Journey inside the uterus and follow the development of a human embryo. Compare humans to other placental mammals and discuss our reproductive strategy vs. egg-laying animals. Discuss physical changes in a mother's body as she goes through her pregnancy and how the natural processes of sexual reproduction, menstruation and breastfeeding are healthy aspects of human life. The process of labor and delivery will be illustrated when we view a video of an actual birth.

Girls 2 Women | Grades 6-8
Girls 2 Women Teacher's Guide and Materials
Girls only please! Discuss issues of women's health with a female health educator. Topics include human reproductive anatomy, PMS, menstruation, pad and tampon use, breast self-exam, personal hygiene, toxic shock syndrome and other female health issues.

Locker Room | Grades 6-8
Locker Room Teacher's Guide and Materials
Boys only please! Get straight talk on young men's health with this discussion led by a male health educator. Topics include male reproductive anatomy, testicular self-exam, prostate health, personal hygiene, stress and anger management, and other male health issues.

Body Blueprints | Grades 6-8
Body Blueprints Teacher's Guide and Materials
Investigate the basics of DNA and discover how the genes you inherited from your parents determine much of who you are. Review the structure of DNA to see how genetic information is organized. Find out which students have dominant or recessive traits by conducting experiments with your class.

Genetics in Action: Your Daily Dose of DNA Technology | Grades 6-8
Genetics in Action Teacher's Guide and Materials
Review current applications of DNA research and find out how biotechnology may affect your life. Did you have some GMOs for breakfast today? Your class will team up to analyze DNA evidence from a crime scene and simulate DNA fingerprinting. Will you identify the correct suspect? Use our attached scenarios to review case studies involving genetic information and discuss how this knowledge influences ethical decisions.

What's NOT In a Cigarette? | Grades 6-10
What's Not In a Cigarette Teacher's Guide and Materials
Drugs that are sold in our pharmacies have lengthy labeling that details not only the active ingredients of the product, but also possible interactions between those ingredients and other drugs the purchaser might be using. Why are the labels on tobacco products so vague? What kinds of additives are in cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and other similar nicotine-containing materials? Using a game-show style format, students will critique advertisements for tobacco and analyze techniques used by media to influence attitudes about tobacco use.

Under the Weather: Climate Change and Health | Grades 6-12
Under the Weather Teacher's Guide and Materials
Think that "climate change" just means turning up the air conditioning? Think again. Climatologists agree that the future might make you sweat...or worse. Join our Health Educators in this investigation of how an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events may affect many public health concerns: drought, urban heat islands, floods, air pollutants, infectious diseases, and nutrition, to name a few. You'll be recruited by our Virtual Triage Team to view several short interviews with victims of our changing climate, and asked to help sleuth out the maladies that have been worsened by local conditions. What can be done to help patients who are truly "under the weather?"

Thinking Before Drinking | Grades 7-9
Thinking Before Drinking Teacher's Guide
This interactive game show gets your students into the action as it illustrates how alcohol and other drugs affect the body. Your students will compete in “Lightning Rounds” and physical (messy!) “Catch-Up Challenges” to discover immediate and long-term consequences of alcohol use.
Note: This program requires a large auditorium or other open space, two 6-foot tables, and access to an electrical outlet.

Balancing the Scales | Grades 7-12
Balancing the Scales Teacher's Guide and Materials
The term "eating disorders' refers to a group of serious conditions in which an individual is so preoccupied with food and weight that they can focus on little else. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. We will discuss the physical effects, warning signs, and treatments for eating disorders, and how societal and cultural opinions of ‘beauty' can trigger these destructive behaviors.

Drugs 301 | Grades 7-12 
Drugs 301 Teacher's Guide and Materials
Learn the science behind chemical addiction and what physical consequences arise from the use of different categories of drugs. Actual medical specimens will impress upon students the powerful effects drugs have on our lives.

Disease Detectives | Grades 7-12
Disease Detectives Teacher's Guide and Materials
This just in: Nearly half of the students at East Coliville High School are sick with similar symptoms. As part of the health department epidemiology team, you will work together to eliminate false leads and piece together clues to determine the cause of this outbreak. It is up to your team to interpret data, identify the pathogen, locate its source and stop its spread before this illness claims more victims.

Stress Down | Grades 7-12
Stress Down Teacher's Guide and Materials
Stressed out? Recognize your biological reactions to stressful situations and learn techniques to manage your stress response. Distinguish the stress that you can and cannot control and use that information to lower the effects of stress on your body and mind.

Macronutrients, Fad Diets and Energy Drinks | Grades 7-12 
Macronutrients Teacher's Guide and Materials
Learn the basics of proper fueling and hydration for a healthy daily routine. Find out about carbohydrates, proteins and fats as you calculate your macronutrient needs. Use this information to be an informed consumer and work your way through the marketing hype to uncover the facts about fad diets, supplements, energy drinks and fitness regimes.

Caught in the Web | Grades 7-12 
Caught in the Web Teacher's Guide and Materials
Review the symptoms and treatments of common STIs as you view actual clinical images of common sexually transmitted infections and discuss symptoms and methods of transmission. Explore how the web of person-to-person contacts can quickly spread an infectious disease within a community and put all sexually active people at risk. Learn common treatments for these diseases and methods used to lower your risk of infection.

HIV/AIDS | Grades 7-12 
HIV/AIDS Teacher's Guide and Materials
Get informed about HIV, how it ravages the immune system and the infections that are common to AIDS victims. Learn about behaviors that put a person at risk for HIV infection and modes of transmission. Discuss ways to protect oneself from this pandemic, and some of the specific challenges of this particular virus.

Secret Agents: Pathogens, People, Pandemics | Grades 7-12
Secret Agents Teacher's Guide and Materials
Investigate infectious diseases around the world, including those newly discovered and others that have been around at least as long as recorded human history. Discuss how microbes can become resistant to previously effective therapies, and how specific human behaviors, like domestication of animals and extensive travel, facilitate the spread of pathogens. Is this truly the “Pandemic Age”, as some epidemiologists predict? Can you and your classmates analyze our simulated patients’ symptoms in time to save hundreds of lives? Find out during this (hopefully) healthy program.

Beyond the Genome: Applications of Modern Genetics | Grades 9-12
Beyond the Genome Teacher's Guide and Materials
The products of DNA technology are everywhere, from big city forensics to remote fox farms in Siberia. Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, Dr. Gavin Svenson, is linking DNA sequence data with physical characteristics of praying mantis species. Take a peek at his research and analyze the evolutionary relationships of these fascinating insects. We’ll investigate ways that biotechnology is used in health care, kitchens, bathrooms, cars and family pets! How has genetic research affected your day? Have students watch the video below to become familiar with Dr. Svenson's research prior to this program.
Note: Each student will need a copy of the “Restriction Enzymes & Phylogenetics Worksheet” and a pencil during our program.