1. Blood Simple

Source: Wired Science

Learn how physicians and researchers are testing a synthetic version of blood that could be better at transporting oxygen than the real thing.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Video

2. Body Electricity

Source: Dragonfly TV

Discover how electric signals in the body are detected by electrodes in a myoelectric prosthetic arm, causing movement of the prothesis.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology. Innovations.

Resource Type: Video

3. Deep Brain Stimulation

Source: Wired Science

Discover how a neurotechnological treatment called deep brain stimulation is being used to regulate activity in abnormal regions of the brain. Watch the procedure being performed on an Ohio farmer with a debilitating case of essential tremor.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology. Technological Advances.

Resource Type: Video

4. Double Dutch

Source: Dragonfly TV

Discover how to jump double dutch, and watch kids perform different double dutch moves. See how kids use the scientific method to find out what has a bigger effect on jump rope performance - hearing or seeing.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

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

Resource Type: Video

5. Ice Skating

Source: Dragonfly TV

Discover what makes people dizzy. Watch two kids use the scientific method to figure out what makes them the dizziest when they ice skate.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses.

Resource Type: Video

6. More Than an Image

Source: WGBH: Teachers' Domain

Explore how our eyes receive visual information from the world around us and how our brain makes sense of it.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Video

7. NOVA scienceNOW - Mirror Neurons: Watch the Segment

Source: NOVA

Explore the role that mirror neurons may play in human actions and interactions. Investigate how scientists think mirror neurons work.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Video

8. NOVA scienceNOW: Obesity

Source: NOVA

Discover how leptin may affect appetite by turning off neural circuits in the brain that stimulate appetite and by turning on neural circuits that allow one to feel satiated.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Video

9. NOVA scienceNOW: Sleep

Source: NOVA

Examine the function of sleep, particularly the relationship between sleep and memory. Learn how a nap helps people perform better on some memory tests related to math puzzles, typing and recognizing visual patterns.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Psychology. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Video

10. NOVA scienceNOW: Sleepless Surgeons

Source: NOVA

Learn how sleep affects a surgeon's ability to learn and perform surgery.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Psychology.

Resource Type: Video

11. Roller Coasters

Source: Dragonfly TV

Observe kids riding roller coasters at an amusement park. See how they used the scientific method to find out if there is a relationship between heart rate and a ride's "scariness."

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses.

Resource Type: Video

12. Tae Kwon Do

Source: Dragonfly TV

Learn about different Tae Kwon Do kicks. Watch kids use the scientific method to determine which positions produce the strongest kicks.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Motion & Forces.

Resource Type: Video

13. Taste Test

Source: Dragonfly TV

Consider how your brain links your sense of taste with your sense of smell. Watch kids use the scientific method to find out how the sense of smell affects the sense of taste.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses.

Resource Type: Video

14. The Sense of Taste

Source: WGBH: Teachers' Domain

Examine why humans have a sense of taste and what happens when we lose it. Explore why the sense of smell is also important to our experience of food.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses.

Resource Type: Video

15. The Sinking of the Andrea Doria: Diving Deep

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Discover the dangers of diving in the Atlantic Ocean to explore the wreck of the Andrea Doria with this interactive. Learn how the nature of the health risks changes at different ocean depths, and determine the gas laws that explain the risks.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Safety. Chemistry.

Resource Type: Video

16. The Sinking of the Andrea Doria: Video Clip 2

Source: Secrets of the Dead

Learn how the inexperience of divers currently attracted to the wreck has increased the death rate of divers in the last 15 years. Discover how important experience and emergency backup procedures are to the safety of deep sea divers.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Safety.

Resource Type: Video

17. Volleyball

Source: Dragonfly TV

Consider what kind of communication is most helpful on a volleyball court. Watch kids use the scientific method to find out if talking on the court is helpful or distracting.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

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

Resource Type: Video