Students examine advertisements for evidence of greenwashing--attempts by a manufacturer to make a product appear environmentally friendly when it is not.
Students perform a hand washing experiment to see if a difference can be detected in the number and types of microbes on our hands after various types of cleaning.
In this activity, students learn about the current technology of genetic testing and some of the dilemmas about using gene technology.
Students investigate what microarrays are, how they are produced and how they can be used in research.
Learn how microarray technologies can be applied to further our understanding of cellular mutations.
In this lesson, students will explore the benefits and risks of nuclear power and identify the causes and effects of the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
After a brief introduction to the issue of environmental justice, students work collaboratively in groups using internet and video resources.
Students examine the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria from an evolutionary perspective using the example of drug resistant tuberculosis.
Should smoking be banned in restaurants? Have your students role-play different groups of people involved in the controversy and express an opinion of their own using this lesson plan.
Students will compare articles written by those who believe that EMF's pose no health threats with articles that feel that cancer and possibly birth defects could be a result of everyday exposure.
In this lesson the concept of addiction is examined by looking at what nicotine does to the body to cause addiction.
Students explore the controversies surrounding genetics testing through a Web Quest and engage in a case study discussion on the ethics of genetic testing.
This lesson educates students about what is in the air we breathe and the factors that keep the body from getting enough oxygen.
As society makes decisions about how much and what pollution to allow, students will assess who is ultimately affected by the pollution.
This lesson challenges students to understand nuclear radiation, its sources, uses, and how it can affect society and the environment.
Students research the advantages and disadvantages of using genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for food crops.
Meet Dr. DeLisa Fairweather, who is researching the connection between environmental factors and heart disease.
Meet Kathryn Kulbicki, a GIS database specialist working on environmental health issues.
Meet Dr. Clifford Mitchell, Dr. Phil Heard, Dr. Michael Trush, and Barbara Sattler, who work with the state of Maryland and its citizens to address environmental health concerns.
Meet Dorothy Morrison, Environmental Justice Coordinator for the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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