TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES (TEI) - CURRICULUM

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Levers in the Body

 

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Paper Lung Dissection
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Vision Impairment Glasses
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TEI Curriculum

 

Curricular Units and Descriptions

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Rationale: Students will discover contributions made to the study of blood throughout history; noting how these advanced scientific knowledge. Keywords: plasma, blood type, blood transfusion, organ donation, blood disorder, scientist, timeline, history, scientific knowledge Rationale: Students will recognize changes in skeletal development & bone health (bone density) and the roles of genetics & healthy choices.
Keywords: density, bone ratio, fracture rate, osteoporosis, demineralization, day of dead, jolly roger, skeletal structure, etymology
 
  
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Rationale: Students will investigate brain development and brain function and be sensitive to different mental capacities in the elderly.
Keywords: nerve pathways, anatomy, dementia, neural function, sensory, motor, cerebrum, cerebellum, memory, learning style
Rationale: Students will explore structure & function of the cardiovascular system as well as the consequences of disease processes.  Keywords: arteries, anatomy, atherosclerosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, organ damage, aneurysm
 
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Rationale: There are lessons that guide students in finding sources of potential bias in a study; analyzing data tables and constructing graphs; and evaluating the results.
Keywords: critical thinking skills, compare/contrast, analyzing results of a study, study design, controlled variables, graphing, independent variables, dependent variables, science literacy
   
 
  
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Rationale: Students will learn about the symptoms, signs, and complications of diabetes among all age levels (Type 1 & Type 2). Keywords: glucose, blood sugar, insulin, pancreas, hypoglycemia, glucose tolerance test, atherosclerosis, nutrition, obesity, thrifty gene Rationale: Students will explore the physics of movement, assessment of gait and ways in which they can preserve mobility during lifespan.
Keywords: mobility, movement, physics, gait, gait cycle, laboratory, chart, graph, calculate, mobility compromise, balance, sway, stabilometer
 
  
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Rationale: Students will be able to select and use relevant career information to create a presentation of health-related careers.
Keywords: health, career, job, health care professional, education, salary, doctor, physician, nurse, dentist
Rationale: Students will explore the concept of health care and identify the major characteristics of Medicare, Medicaid, & Workmen's Compensation.
Keywords: health care scenario, health care, Medicare, Medicaid, Workmen’s Compensation
     
  
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Rationale: Students will recognize the importance of sensory function in daily living including exploring the basic anatomy and process of hearing. Keywords: audiogram, auditory pathway, auditory cortex, temporal lobe, decibel, sound wave, vibration, amplitude, hearing disorder    
  
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Rationale: Students will explore language differences and the effects of these differences through the use of a spreadsheet database.
Keywords: idiomatic language, culture, Spanish, stereotype, age, drawing, art, language difference, meaning, literal meaning
Rationale: Students will recognize life events that are related to aging across the lifespan, and appreciate diversity among aged individuals.
Keywords: interviewing, sensitivity, aging, youth, biography, timeline, lifeline, research, note taking, life span, historical context
     
  
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Rationale: Students will observe how muscles and bones work together to move joints and investigate lever systems in the human body. Keywords: lever, human body, muscle, bone, joint, flexion, extension, contract, percentage, fulcrum, effort, resistance Rationale: Students will develop media evaluation skills to assess advertising about health topics such as sleep aids, diet, and medications.
Keywords: media, evaluation, persuasion, bias, stereotype, body image, logo, slogan, message, audience
     
  
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Rationale: Students will explore the physics of movement, assessment of gait and ways in which they can preserve mobility throughout their lifespan.
Keywords: mobility, movement, physics, gait, gait cycle, laboratory, chart, graph, calculate, mobility compromise, balance
Rationale: Students will recognize that nutritional habits affect both the quality and quantity of life and understand what constitutes good nutrition.
Keywords: food group, food pyramid, serving, combination food, nutrition, food journal, food diary, calorie, food label, nutrient
     
  
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Rationale: Students will understand that good eating habits play a role in decreasing the incidence of health problems as they age.
Keywords: dietary habit, energy balance, fad diet, activity level, algorithm, basal metabolism rate, body mass index, caloric intake
  Rationale: Students will understand the relationship between energy intake, energy usage and body fat and the consequences of an imbalance. Keywords: calorie, energy, balance, mass, volume, density, exercise, physical activity, adolescent obesity, cause and effect, research
     
  
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Rationale: Students will understand the components of oral health & that good oral health is an essential part of good general health and nutrition.
Keywords: brushing technique, calcium, mineralization, caries, dietary habit, flossing technique, fluoride, oral hygiene
Rationale: Students will investigate factors that affect the quality of life for all including life expectancy and population demographics.
Keywords: quality of life, statistic, population, percentage, longevity, life expectancy, graph, map, population pyramid, entrepreneurship
     
  
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Rationale: Students will explore a stepwise method for organizing the research process by using a graphic organizer.
Keywords: research, research process, organize, graphic organizer, Big 6, strategy, source, synthesis, evaluation, citations
Rationale: Students will explore a stepwise method for organizing the research process by using a graphic organizer.
Keywords: research, research process, organize, graphic organizer, Big 6, strategy, source, synthesis, evaluation, citations
     
  
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Rationale: Students will recognize events that are associated with aging across the life span including family trees, timelines, & health factors.
Keywords: personal narrative, lifeline, timeline, family role, goal, family tree, calculation, kindred, disease pattern, past, present, future
Rationale: Students will explore many aspects of sleep and its importance in overall functioning and long-term health.
Keywords: sleep habit, sleep pattern, sleep deprivation, sleep myth, sleep monitoring, sleep disorder, nightlight, light pollution
     
  
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Rationale: Students will explore language differences and the effects of these differences through the use of a spreadsheet database.
Keywords: computer skill, graph, scattergram, calculation, mean, statistic, median, mode, range, sampling, frequency
Rationale: Students will appreciate the diversity among aged individuals, especially cultural differences in attitudes toward aging.
Keywords: attitude, survey, ageism, elderly, bias, media, character portrayal, character analysis, book analysis, media analysis, poetry
     
  
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Rationale: Students will recognize the importance of sensory function in daily living including exploring the basic anatomy and process of vision.
Keywords: visual acuity, depth perception, eye, sight, optic nerve, occipital lobe, visual cortex, presbyopia, myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia
 
     
  
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Curricular Funding Sources

SEPA
  NIDA  
NHLBI
NIA
NIH

 

 

Critical Appraisal to Improve Neuroscience Education (CAINE) 2009-2013:

National Institutes of Health

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Grant # R25DA025578

 

Positively Aging® Curriculum Program Funding 2009-2014:

National Institutes of Health

National Center for Research Resources

National Institute on Aging

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

Grant # R25RR025122

 

Positively Aging® Curriculum Program Funding 1997-2008:

National Institutes of Health

National Center for Research Resources

National Institute on Aging

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

Grant # R25 RR 18549

 

Minority Opportunities in Research Education (M.O.R.E.) Curriculum Program Funding 2003-2008:

National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Minority K-12 Initiative for Teachers and Students

Grant # R25 HL75777

 

 

 

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