Science, nutrition and medicine intersect in a variety of ways. From an exploration of the immune system to investigations in new treatments for diabetes, bring these PBS LearningMedia videos into your classroom during April, National Nutrition Month. PBS LearningMedia is the free public media digital library with trusted quality standards aligned resources for teaching and learning. Create a free account to build interactive media experiences for the classroom.
Super Duper Antibodies | Video | Grades PreK-1
How does the immune system work? In this Crash Course video, Hank describes the team of defenses that make up our immune system. Students will learn about the work and function of mucous membranes, dendritic cells, antibodies, leukocytes, lymphocytes and much more!
Going to the Doctor’s Office | Videos | Grades PreK-2
Going to the doctor’s office can always seem a bit scary to young children; the new places, people, and tools can create an unfamiliar atmosphere where children feel anxious. Join Mister Rogers and Daniel Tiger as they explore the doctor’s office and learn about why check-ups are important in our favorite select clips from The Fred Rogers Company.
Nutrition Quiz | Videos | Grades PreK-4
This series of videos provides tips on healthy eating and proper nutritional strategies. Learn about kid-friendly pizzas, fruits and veggies, balanced nutrition, and healthy calories.
Move It! | Collection | Grades 2-8
Move It! is an original, award winning children’s program and is part of WSKG Public Media’s Working on Wellness initiative. This health and wellness series focuses on keeping families active, nutritional education and self-awareness.
Career Spotlight: Bioengineer | Video | Grades 9-12
Tejal Desai is a bioengineering professor who is investigating new treatments for diabetes. Using nanotechnology, she is developing a tiny capsule that contains pancreatic cells that produce insulin. This capsule would be implanted in a patient’s body and act as an artificial pancreas. Desai says the field appealed to her because “engineering could have direct health applications and help people.”
Immunity & Vaccines | Video | Grades 6-12
As a lesson in health and science, ask your students: What is immunity? How do vaccines work? Help them fill in the blanks with this video from NOVA: “Vaccines – Calling the Shots.”
Just a Spoonful of Soybeans | Video | Grades 6-13+
Researchers at a biotech start-up are inserting DNA markers into the protein-rich soybeans to find out whether the altered beans might turn the immune system in the gut against bacteria and off against autoimmune disease.
Your Immune System | Videos | Grades 9-13+
How does the immune system work? In this Crash Course video, Hank describes the team of defenses that make up our immune system. Students will learn about the work and function of mucous membranes, dendritic cells, antibodies, leukocytes, lymphocytes and much more.
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