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View Resource Emergency Management: Status of School Districts' Planning and Preparedness

There has been a great deal of unease about how well schools might be prepared for any number of emergency situations. The General Accounting Office (GAO) released this paper on the status of school districts' planning and preparedness. The 25-page document was released in May 2007, and t while the report features some positive findings, all of the news is not good. The findings were based on...

View Resource American Council on Science and Health

Founded in 1978, the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is an education consortium that is primarily concerned with "issues related to food, nutrition, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, lifestyle, the environment and health". Along with this broad thematic focus, the ACSH is also interested in providing a "sound scientific basis" for various public policies through their research programs....

View Resource Society for Vector Ecology

Formed in 1968, the Society for Vector Ecology (SOVE) is dedicated to studying "all aspects of the biology, ecology, and control of arthropod vectors and the interrelationships between the vectors and the disease agents they transmit." Comprised of researchers and operational and extension personnel around the globe, SOVE tracks and studies the biological organisms that transmit diseases. The...

View Resource Milk and rBGH Labeling: A Case-Based Biology Lesson Plan

In this case-based activity, students will learn about issues surrounding food labeling and why/how the growth hormone rBGH is made. Students will also learn about fundamental biological, biotechnological, and genetic concepts such as DNA, genes, and chromosomes.

View Resource Herpetology, Identification, and Venom Phylogenetics: A Case-Based Biology Lesson Plan

In this case-based activity students will learn to: identify external morphology of snakes for taxonomic purposes; explore venom types and their physiological effects; elaborate on the adaptations occurring in the snake to help it survive in its environment; and identify the relevance of snakes for humankind and human beliefs about snakes.

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