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A Series by David Grubin


Lesson Plans: THE SPARK OF LIFE

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Standards addressed by ELECTRIC BEATS
From National Science Education Standards and
National Standards for School Health Education, ERIC Digest

SCIENCE:
  • CONTENT STANDARD E: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding about science and technology:

    • Science often advances with the introduction of new technologies. Solving technological problems often results in new scientific knowledge. New technologies often extend the current levels of scientific understanding and introduce new areas of research.

  • CONTENT STANDARD F: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of personal and community health:

    • The severity of disease symptoms is dependent on many factors, such as human resistance and the virulence of the disease-producing organism. Many diseases can be prevented, controlled, or cured. Some diseases, such as cancer, result from specific body dysfunctions and cannot be transmitted.

  • CONTENT STANDARD G: As a result of activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of historical perspectives:

    • Usually, changes in science occur as small modifications in extant knowledge. The daily work of science and engineering results in incremental advances in our understanding of the world and our ability to meet human needs and aspirations.

HEALTH:
  • STANDARD 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Performance indicators for this standard center around identifying what good health is, recognizing health problems, and recognizing ways in which lifestyle, the environment, and public policies can promote health.

  • STANDARD 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health. Performance indicators relate to identifying community resources, accurately communicating health information and ideas, and working cooperatively to promote health.

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Funding is provided by Medtronic, AstraZeneca, and Mars, Incorporated - makers of CocoaVia. Additional funding is provided by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation. A co-production of David Grubin Productions, Thirteen/WNET New York and WETA Washington, D.C.
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