1. 21st Century Medicine: Virtual Fear

Source: Scientific American Frontiers

Explore phobias - irrational fears of an object, situation or activity - and how sufferers endeavor to avoid the cause of their extreme anxiety. Perform activities to explore center of gravity, and describe its effect on sufferers of acrophobia.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Psychology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

2. Blind Spot

Source: ZOOM

Discover the blind spot in the human eye with a simple experiment, then alter the experiment to discover the size and shape of your blind spot.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

3. Double Dutch

Source: Dragonfly TV

Investigate what has a bigger effect on jump rope performance - hearing or seeing. Determine if the distance between jump rope twirlers affects the rhythm of the rope, and find out if height affects how far a person can jump.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Sports. Motion & Forces. Scientific Inquiry.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

4. NOVA scienceNOW: Mirror Neurons

Source: NOVA

Analyze the functions of the brain, research and sketch a neuron, observe the role of neurons in nonverbal interactions and discuss the role of mirror neurons when imitating facial expressions and expressing emotions. Watch the related video online.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

5. SciGirls Activity 9: Double Dutch

Source: Dragonfly TV

Investigate how the beat and rhythm of a twirling rope affects jumping performance.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Sports. Scientific Inquiry.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project

6. Volleyball

Source: Dragonfly TV

Find out what kind of communication is most helpful on a volleball court. Observe how people filter out distracting sounds, and conduct a communication experiment using two cups and a long string.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Scientific Inquiry. Sound.

Resource Type: Offline Activity/Project