High school students are beginning to investigate in depth many topics online and through their courses. Choose from a variety of engaging learning experiences, such as easy reading materials that break down difficult concepts as well as career explorations, experiments, and a rescue mission.
Portrait of a Killer
What does a virus particle look like? This activity provides a template to build a 3D paper model of the HIV virus. Focus on pages 1 (brief article) and 2–5 (activity).
The Varied Paths of Health Professionals
Read interviews of health professionals from many careers, and gain insight about the careers and what it takes to be in those careers. You will likely discover there are more options than you imagine in health careers.
Bio Talks: Your Brain Is You!
Explore a series of fascinating, down-to-earth videos about how the brain works. Learn how this complex and often misunderstood organ defines each one of us.
A Rescue Mission to Save Lives
Read “A Storm Named Yolanda” about a family struggling to survive the sudden typhoon that hit the Philippines. Then use problem-solving skills, knowledge gained, and Google Earth to rescue victims in the aftermath of the typhoon.
Butterflies in Space
Did you know that a variety of organisms have lived on the International Space Station? Follow the life cycle of painted lady butterflies in this set of videos and photographs, and investigate your own questions about the development of butterflies from caterpillar to adult.
How Fatigued Are You?
Does the amount of sleep you get affect your fatigue level? Try going to sleep an hour earlier, then fill out the activity reflection to report how you feel the next day. Learn about sleep tests done in space and read about some safe and easy ways to measure fatigue at home.