The classroom resources offered here are designed to help you use this Web site, other material on the Internet, and the "Trade Secrets" video for a study of scientific research as it applies to the health of communities, families and individuals. These materials are designed for use in high school classrooms (grades 9-12); but, accompanying extension suggestions may help you modify them for younger students and/or for use at home.
Each lesson plan provides objectives, standards correlations, background information, Web links, procedures, extension suggestions, and assessment recommendations. Each incorporates video clips from the "Trade Secrets" documentary, though the lessons also function as stand-alone activities.
Health Lesson 1
This lesson focuses on the processes of designing and interpreting results from health-related studies.
Health Lesson 2
This lesson focuses on the roles that scientists, industries, citizens, and government agencies play in protecting citizens from commercially produced chemicals.
About the Author
Kim Dodson has taught chemistry in Fairfax County Public Schools for 17 years.
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