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HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY WEB SITE RESOURCES Prepared by South Carolina Department of Education Health Science Technology BIOLOGY Cells Alive http://www.cellsalive.com Fascinating graphics and animations on topics such as the anatomy of a splinter, making antibodies, and many more; also includes ideas for projects. BIOLOGY – ANIMAL DISSECTION Froguts http://www.froguts.com Virtual dissection software Net Frog http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/frog/Frog2/home.html Online frog dissection from the Curry School of Education The Whole Frog Project http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/Whole.Frog/Whole.Frog.html 3D reconstructions of MRI data for frogs and plants from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab BIOLOGY – HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY The Visible Human Project http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH Uses digitized sections of the body to demonstrate planes of section and other introductory concepts in anatomy The Heart: An Online Exploration http://sln.fi.edu/biosci/heart.html Everything you want to know about the human heart: its development and structure, how to keep it healthy, and how to monitor your heart’s health Visible Human Project http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html Overview and links to data from the Visible Human Project, the creation of complete, 3- dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies Autopsy overview http://www.pathguy.com/autopsy.htm A pathologist uses common language to describe an autopsy step-by-step. Virtual Autopsy http://www.le.ac.uk/pathology/teach/va/welcome.html An online virtual autopsy with cases, photographs, and questions to answer. The Digital Anatomist Project http://sig.biostr.washington.edu/projects/da Three-dimensional representation of the body NOVA Online/Electric Heart/Operation: Heart Transplant http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eheart/transplant.html How to transplant a heart in nineteen easy steps CAREER INFORMATION Health Careers Info http://www.pvahec.org Health career information (Texas). Health Occupations Today http://healthocc.glencoe.com Career information and curriculum resources. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: Infection, Detection, Prevention http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection Magazine to help students, families and teachers understand what causes infectious disease and what they can do to help prevent it. KidsHealth http://www.kidshealth.org The web's most visited site about children's health for kids, parents, and teens. BrainPOP http://www.brainpop.com/ Animated movies, comic strips, activity pages and 24 hour homework assistance via email for kids. Kids Domain http://www.kidsdomain.com Free software, crafts, contests, articles, holiday fun, and printable activities Inside Grossology http://www.grossology.org A source for everything gross, including “gross recipes for the lab,” research resources, and a “Gross 101” test. CURRICULUM GUIDES/INFORMATION Columbia Education Center Lesson Plans http://www.col-ed.org/cur Comprehensive K-12 curriculum development plans and resources Teachers.net Lesson Bank http://www.teachers.net/lessons Site for sharing lesson plans and curriculum development ideas TeacherVision http://www.teachervision.com Find lessons, printables, quizzes, free newsletters, products for sale Daily Lesson Plan http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons Daily lesson plan CURRICULUM GUIDES/INFORMATION: INTERNET-BASED The Educator's Reference Desk http://www.eduref.org/ 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses. Includes a searchable interface to the discontinued askERIC database. South Carolina: Teaching, Learning, Connecting http://www.sctlc.com Lessons plans from a select group of websites chosen by education professionals in South Carolina EDSITEment - The Best of the Humanities on the Web http://edsitement.neh.gov/ Educational partnership bringing online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom. EconEdLink http://www.econedlink.org Classroom-tested, Internet-based economic education lesson plans for K-12 teachers and their students. Marco Polo http://www.marcopolo-education.org/ Internet content for the classroom CURRICULUM GUIDES/INFORMATION: HEALTH SCIENCE FOCUS Health Teacher.com http://www.healthteacher.com Original health science curriculum created for teachers. Covers nine core topic areas, meets National Health Education Standards, and is based on the Council of Chief State School Officers (CSSO) State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) Health Education Project's assessment framework. Science NetLinks http://www.sciencenetlinks.com Internet-based learning activities for your classroom. NIH Office of Science Education http://science-education.nih.gov Includes free curriculum supplements from the National Institutes of Health for all grade levels, a link to the Snapshots of Science and Medicine online journal, a teacher’s science fair project resource guide, and more. DENTAL HEALTH Ask an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon http://www.calweb.com/~goldman/index.html Dental health advice and information GOVERNMENT RESOURCES Health.gov http://www.health.gov/ A portal to the web sites of many multi-agency health initiatives. NIGMS Publications http://www.nigms.nih.gov/ The National Institute of General Medical Sciences programs encompass the areas of cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, and minority biomedical research and training. National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov Health information, grants & funding information, and scientific resources from the NIH. Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov FDA information includes news, medical devices, animal drugs, human drugs, biologics. Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov Various educational resources US Department of Agriculture http://www.mypyramid.gov/ The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. HEALTHCARE EDUCATION WEB PORTALS Access Excellence http://www.accessexcellence.org The site for health and bioscience teachers and learners – news, issues, activities. Teach-nology http://www.teach-nology.com Web portal for educators. Includes lesson plans, tools, worksheets, articles and tips for teachers. HEALTHCARE WEB PORTALS Medical World Search http://www.mwsearch.com “Medical intelligence at your fingertips.” Paid Subscription Service. Medsite http://www.medsite.com Web portal for the medical community geared for laymen & professionals. Healthweb http://www.healthweb.org Links to evaluated information resources selected by librarians and information professionals at academic medical centers in the US Midwest. Selection emphasizes quality information aimed at assisting health care professionals as well as consumers in meeting their health information needs. MATHEMATICS The Math Forum http://www.mathforum.org The comprehensive resource for math education on the Internet. Some features include a K-12 math expert service, an extensive database of math sites, and online resources for teaching and learning. MENTAL HEALTH Ask the Expert http://www.mhsource.com/expert/ Answers to your most important mental health questions NURSING American Journals of Nursing http://www.ajn.org Nursing Web sites link site Nurse Week http://www.nurseweek.com Includes news, articles, editorials, forum, CEUs, and job postings. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing http://nursingworld.org/ojin Professional, peer-reviewed online journal. Virtual Nursing Center http://www.martindalecenter.com/Nursing.html Links to tutorials, journals, dictionaries, interactive cases, medical calculators, and much more. American Association of Managed Care Nurses http://www.aamcn.org Established to educate nurses about managed healthcare. Web site includes membership, chapter, certification and conference information. Journal of Nursing Jocularity http://www.jocularity.com Nursing humor resource and E-mail directory for student nurses, LPNs and RNs. PATIENT INFORMATION Health Answers http://www.healthanswers.com Marketing company providing medical education, sales, patient, professional, and consumer information and services for pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, and professional medical associations Go Ask Alice http://www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/healthwise/alice.html Question and answers on many topics, with a health focus. From Columbia University's health education program; includes a searchable database. Mayo Clinic Health Oasis http://www.mayohealth.org Mayo Clinic experts provide current medical information and news on health topics. Ask the Dietitian http://www.dietitian.com Information about many health and nutrition questions. Consumer World http://www.consumerworld.org Links to consumer resources by category, including health megasites, nutrition, medical news, and more. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES American College of Physicians http://www.acponline.org Resources for physicians Pediatric - Dr. Greene's Housecalls http://www.drgreene.com Information on a variety of topics from pediatric expert Dr. Alan Greene. Medical Terminology http://www.mtdesk.com/index.htm MTDesk - Medical transcription - terminology, medical transcription books, word lists, sample operative reports, alpha-index of new terms, FDA approvals, drugs, devices, procedures, and multiple HIM message centers. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES: JOURNALS Medscape http://www.medscape.com Features medical journal articles, images, case reports, medical news, free Medline, Continuing Medical Education (CME), and drug searching. Annals of Internal Medicine http://www.annals.org Information relevant to internal medicine and related fields. Registration required for full text. PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES: REFERENCE Physician Desk Reference http://www.pdr.net Offers healthcare information tailored to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians assistants and consumers. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual A medical reference for physicians and pharmacists. Medical Dictionary http://www.medterms.com The medical reference for MedicineNet.com; contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 10,000 medical terms. MEDLINE PLUS http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus The National Library of Medicine's authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals. Coverage includes conditions and diseases, drug information, dictionaries, physician and healthcare directories, and links to other medical resources. RX List - Research Medications http://www.Rxlist.com Searchable cross index of US prescription products providing links to full prescribing information as well as patient education material. Virtual Health Care Team http://www.hsc.missouri.edu/~shrp/vhcthttp://www A collection of interdisciplinary case studies that demonstrate the roles of healthcare team members, including suggestions for using the cases in the classroom. REFERENCE: GENERAL Encarta http://www.encarta.msn.com Interactive learning on the web. SEARCH: GENERAL Dogpile and Search http://www.dogpile.com and http://www.search.com Search engines that search multiple search engines. SEARCH: HEALTH-RELATED ISSUES Achoo http://www.achoo.com A search engine for finding healthcare-related information. Medical Matrix http://www.medmatrix.org Ranked, peer-reviewd, annotated, updated clinical medicine resources. Paid subscription service.
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