SCR Teaching Webinar - NLM's Online Playground K-12 Resources (August 24, 2017)
Welcome to today's session of nlm's online playground k-12 science and health education resources. Thank you for joining us today. It is hoped by the end of the session you will leave here ready to further explore and utilize variety of the online resources that were developed by the national library of medicine. All of the resources are freely available for joyce. This class does exist as a longer version, up to eight credit hours.
Today is the one-hour version of the course. It will feel like lot of resources, to hold on to your hats. Keep an eye out for the longer versions being scheduled in the future if you would like more in-depth experience. We have links to the slides and a handout with all the urls from the resources covered today. Put in the chat box by sarah, so don't worry about having to write down those urls.
This session a eligible for consumer health information specialization credits, known as chis. If you have questions, put them in the chat box, and i will address them as time allows or at the end of the session. Our objectives for today are to identify at least six resources from the national library of medicine that are oriented towards k through 12. We will cover more than that today. Locate lesson plans to supplement curriculum and we will find resources for the k through 12 populations used for homework help, research projects and health science programming. First i would like to go over our organizational structure for those of you who may not be familiar with who we are. Some of you may have heard the nih mentioned in the news recent. It is comprised of 27 institutes and centers.
One of these institutions is the national library of medicine. The national library of medicine is also referred to as a nlm. The nlm is the world's largest biomedical library, producing electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. They are searched billions of times a year by millions around the globe, which is amazing.
It supports and conducts research, development and training, and health information technology. It also produces and makes freely available a variety of resources if educators or other informal educators that we'll be highlighting today. The national library of medicine coordinates the national network of libraries of medicine that provides access to health information through the united states.
There are five regional offices. Our mission is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing access to information and improving the public access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Nlm has been serving the needs of the nation for over 40 years. I would encourage all of you to contact your regional office and see what resources and services are available to you as educators or informal educators. Membership is free and regional offices provide trainings in person and online, and other services are useful to educators and librarians. I am coming from the south central region, and our region covers five states, including texas, oklahoma, louisiana, new mexico and arkansas, but everyone is welcome to-- it is national webinar today. Just a quick overview of who your audience may be, for some of you p if you are educator, you are looking for lesson plans.
For students, you may look for homework help and librarians are the gatekeepers to this information, so just keeping our audiences in mind. These are the subjects the nlm provides resources for. It also includes games, health information tutorials, lesson plans, science project ideas, reading lists and spanish and other language resources, so it's pretty exciting. Those are the different topics we will cover today. We will start with general health and drug information. For some of you who attended beyond an apple, there will overlap, but we are talking about k through 12 resources today.
I will start with medlineplus, the national library of medicine consumer health information resource. This is where you can safely take students to locate reliable health resources. It includes 1,000 health topics. They just got to 1,000 recently.
Information on drugging and supplements, videos and tools, videos, nurse and much more. Medlineplus uses a responsive web design to provide a consistent user experience than you can use from a desk-top, tablet or phone. All use es, regardless of how they access medlineplus will find the same information, regardless of which media they are using, phone or tablet. Medlineplus is updated daily and adheres to strict quality guidelines. Medlineplus is also available in english and spanish. There's also page with links to information in multiple languages, if those who may have students or patrons from diverse language backgrounds.
That is also a nice help. Medlineplus health topics has different sections that will give you an overview of the wide range of topics that exist in this resource. Body locations and systems, disorders and conditions, the diagnosis and therapy, demographic groups and health and wellness. These can help you determine what may be relevant based on your curriculum. A high school student in a first semester biology class will study reproduction, genetics, evolution, animal classifications, that sort of thing. So based on this information, i would probably review the pregnancy and reproduction system, genetics and birth defects, the female/male reproductive systems perhaps the infections section, so there is a lot there.
There's also health topics related to disasters or safety issues, if you look on the right-hand column, so there's range of topics available there. Topics of interest. There's some sample topics of interest to educators that can be found within medlineplus. There are over 1,000 topic pages.
The students can use it as a starting point for research on a variety of health topics for different classes, whether it's health chase or biology or chemistry class. The second section of medlineplus is drugs, herbs and supplements. You can find information there, and it can help you begin discussions from range of substance misuse or just general health and wellness. Student cans use medlineplus for health day, having students look at different topics. It is good place for you to map out your curriculum. I have a little graph of different topics on-- a different range for different grade levels, so you have things that are a little bit higher level, perhaps high school or higher education, like high blood pressure, then something a little very available for the kindergarten to middle school crowd, flatulence, on that graph right there, so there's something for everyone, especially students. There's also the videos tools and games section. This section can be added to supplement your curriculum for anatomy and body systems, you will find videos of surgical procedures.
I use this resource for interns that i had while i worked in research. I would have them watch these live surgery videos that are full length videos of operations, and it helped them understand some of the work they were doing. That might be for the higher education crowd or perhaps high school, but there are other health videos, animations that are a little cuter, more fitting for elementary, middle school. There's also quizzes, games, that sort of thing available in the video and tool section.
This is fun page to explore and see what medline has to offer in that area. An example i have is lungtropolis, in the game section, where kids learn to play, from the american lung association and suited for children aged 5 through 10. Kids become an asthma control agent and fight the few cuss mob. This web site was designed for the children who are aged 5 to 10, also the parents as well. It is fun, interactive, an educational learning environment, and it was made possible from grant from the nih small business innovation research program. It was designed for children with asthma, but it is still a good learning tool for those without the condition. That is just an example of one of the games. We also have health information tutorials.
They are very helpful and they cover a vast range of topics. The ones i found interesting were evaluating internet health information, finding and using health statistics and guide to healthy web surfing. Those are useful in trying to figure out-- help students figure out what resources are best for health information.
Understanding medical words game, that one is interesting. In my graduate program, i had to do that in the beginning of one of my classes, which i thought was funny. It looks like game for a child, but it also helps you break down made words into their latin derivatives, so it is very student-friendly and i am imagining this used with students in the programs where the students know they want to go into clinical track, so they start taking courses that help them with that. That might have helpful for those students. There's also demographic pages. Medlineplus has topic pages specifically for teens and children. So these pages take those topics they think are most pertinent to those different groups and just has them on those main pages.
Sarah has put links to those pages in the chat box, if you would like to look at those at a later time. There's also the medlineplus magazine. There's an online version and also a print version. You can subscribe to the print magazine, order individuals or odder in bulk. An english version is published quarterly, and spanish version is published once a year. The issues focus on different health topic and they have a celebrity discuss a health issue they have had or had to deal with in their family. So you can have a free subscription to that and we can have the print copy or look at the online copy as well.
That was have quick run through medlineplus. Does anyone have questions before we move on to pubmed? i will continue on, but i will look if there's any questions. The next resource i want to show you is pubmed, free resource developed and maintained by the national center of biotechnology information and the library of medicine, provides free access to the database called medline, and it contained indexed citations and abstracts to articles covering many topics including medicine, nursing, dental care, veterinarian care, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences and bioengineering. You can introduce this resource the your high school students, particularly ones taking advanced placement courses. It can help prepare them, so they will have a base of knowledge for their resources. Also, this resource could be instrumental for those students in higher education, just keeping in mind if you are in the college crowd. Pubmed can also be used to locate research information about a disease or a condition, and it can teach students to begin to conduct health research.
It includes access to full-text articles, which i will talk about in second. Pubmed is a very large animal, however, have no despair, tutorials are there for pubmed. The national training office conducts trainings on pubmed. There's also trainings and tutorials on the pubmed web site. The,000torials can be beneficial for the educator, because once you have taken the course, then you can teach your students how to use the resource or have them take the tutorial as well. It could helpful to introduce these resources to juniors and seniors in high school, to prepare them for what they will pursue in college. Some of these tutorials do require flash. Back to pubmed central that i mentioned, pubmed central is the digital archive, the digital counter-part to the nlm's collection.
Participation by publishers in pmc is voluntary, although participating journals must meet certain technical standard. Pmc is not a publisher. Access to the material in pubmed central is free, but use of the material is still subject to copyright and licensing terms of those authors and publishers, and you can see pmc copyright notice for more information on their web site. Great thing about pubmed central, it is possible to find full texts of articles at no cost.
This is where you can have your students look for articles related to science or health topics and locate articles on a topic of your choice, then have an example for them to practice searching in pubmed and learn how to dissect the different parts of a published article, so students can read a scientific publication for themselves and understand what the publications mean, which i feel like is something that students really need help with today. Next we have pubmed health, providing information on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. It is a great tool to introduce students to clinical effectiveness research, as it includes easy-to-read summary, provides a nice way to introduce students-- also has examples of health information resources. Pubmed health can tell you where a new story came from, what type of research it was, what the research involved, and outlines the basic results. Also, looks at how the researchers interpreted the results and offers conclusion for you as well. So again, another helpful resource in evaluating health information. Next is aids info.
The reason we cover this, there are 33 states and the district of columbia requiring students to receive instruction about hiv and aids. It is a service of the u.s. Department of health and human services, or hhs, and it offers access to the latest federally a proved hiv medical practice guidelines, hiv treatment and prevention, clinical trials and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by hiv or aids, and also the general public. The education materials include fact sheets, medical dictionary of hiv-related terms, images of topics, using infographics and web pages that management the informational hiv awareness day.
The infographics make the concepts easy to understand, so it is a helpful resource to try to break down information on a topic that can sometimes seen as controversial. Aids source offers access to a collection of hiv and aids related resources reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians. It was developed by the national library of medicine to ensure those seeking information have a source of quality reviewed content.
In 2005, it was linked to aids info to make access easier for users of both sites. Those are those resources there. Next is daily med. There are quite a few drug information resources from the national library of medicine, so i will highlight a few. This one in particular can be helpful for students who have prescribed medications. Daily med is the provider of fda-labeled information. It provide comprehensive, up-to-date resource to medication content and labeling found if medication package insert.
Nearly 52,000 federally a proved prescription drug labels submitted by manufacturers include descriptions, usage, warnings and patient counseling information. The web site contains 95,000 drug listings as submitted by the fda. That's also very helpful resource. The next resource is pillbox.
It is very interesting. It will help you identify, if you found a pill that you don't know, by selecting the color, shape, size, imprint. Once the pill has been identified, additional information can be provided, much-- as the generic name, ingredients, national drug file, so it is helpful information. For those of you interested this learning more about daily med and pillbox, there is another upcoming webinar on both of them. I will give you more details on that class at the end of this class.
Also, pillbox is in the development of having some updates to the web site, so hopefully soon there will be an advanced search, for phones, tablets and desk-top browsers. Just speaking on why this important, i used to work in a public library and i used to be a science teacher, and sometimes an idea comes up as to why it is important. Literacy is important for students, all types of lit racy. You have financial literacy, you have health literacy and obviously, you have the ability to read as well, so these are all important concepts if our students. And also our patrons. Also another part of this is the nlm has these resources for free. When i was teacher, i wish i had known about these resources. I would have used them quite bit, so it is helpful to know these resources exist.
Next up on our topic of careers, we are just going the talk about some different resources nlm has for health careers in particular. We have changing the face of medicine, celebrating america's women physicians, focusing on their contributions to science. It has content about how physicians help quality of life. Students can use the guide to medical careers on this site to find information about pursuing a career in medicine. Also classroom lesson plans included for educate es, as well as suggested reading lists. This is part of the nlm's exhibitions, which i will touch on later on in this course. We also have haz-map, for students interested in stem careers, focusing on health and safety and adverse effects of chemicals or biological elements in the workplace. It is somewhat surprising to find out what agents might be in different workplaces.
You can talk to your students about career goals, their career goals specifically and how science is involved in different careers that you wouldn't necessarily think science is involved in. When i was a teacher, i would have my students say, on the first day, i hate chemistry at all. I dent need it.
But what they didn't realize is first of all, don't judge a book by its cover. A lot of them came in with the initial thought the subject was too hard. Also, i would tell them, you would be surprised to know how much science is involved in difference jobs.
One example is the cosmetology school. If you go get your hair done and if you have hair dyeing done, there's science involved in the making of the dyes and how to put it in hair. It's surprising how a lot of jobs have scientific involvement and also exposure to chemical or biological agents, perhaps.
Another resource is the online exhibitions physicians assistants collaboration and care. Physician assistant is a growing field and anesthesiologist. There are lot of fields trending in medicine now, so this is for the physician assistance. They are also known as pa's. This focuses on how the position developed to meet needs.
There's also information on different practices that pa's can work in and includes lesson plan for grades 6 through 8, and another for 9 through 12. The high school version as students do the research and look at employment outlook and requirements for the position. So one thing about teaching is a lot of times i would have students or parents who say i want my student to be a doctor or a lawyer. I think what happens is people don't necessarily know there's a ton of different types of positions available in the medical world, but generally, most people only know about doctor and nurse. But there's several different positions, so if students know that ahead of time, they can work towards that while they are still in high school and prepare for that once they get to higher education.
So this is also helpful in that regard. We also have medlineplus health occupations, so back to medlineplus, but this is section where they focus on careers. It is an excellent place to find information, variety of specific occupations, both traditional and nontraditional.
It also has direct links to the bureau of labor statistics, where information on what a profession does, how to become a particular health professional, the annual wage, all that information you would want to find for an occupation. You will also find information on tines of health care providers from within the medical in-psych need yap and news covering nursing, the gender pay cap and health statistics. You will find a lot of the links send you to the u.s. Bureau of labor and statistics, but usually only links to jobs within the health profession. Once you are at the u.s. Bureau of labor statistics web site, you can see other occupations. For the next section, we will cfo environmental health and chemistry.
I taught both at the is high school level and i really wish i had known about these resources back then, so we will move on to this section. Real quick, any questions before i move on? okay, i will move on. So this is just a quick bird's eye view of resources available on this subject. These are listed on your handout as well, so don't worry about writing them down. You can refer to your handout. So there is a lot of toxicology-related ones, we have objection learn, toxline, toxmap, so i will go through some of these as well.
First i will start with tox mystery, aimed at elementary school children aged 7 to 10. It is a cute and engaging resource to use with younger children and you can teach about environmental hazards to exist in the home. It is a lit different from the other haz-map pages, so this is more about what can you find in your own home. The students are guided by toxie the cat, who walks children through items they would encounter, how to recognize chemicals and how to avoid them. It is quite surprising you can find in the home. Here you can see an example of an exercise. There's also a teacher's resource page section and it provides lesson plans on introducing students to potential environmental health hazards in their day-to-day environment.
There's a followup lesson plan, which is a paper-based activity using the cat, and the cat has students play detective and they attempt to catch that hazard. So they follow clues an investigate chemicals discussed within resource. It's a cute activity for students to do. There's also a third lesson plan that teaches students what acids and bases are.
There's also parent resource where you can print and send home information about what the student learned in class, so that is helpful also for the educator and the parent. It might be interesting to partner with spanish teacher, because this is also available in spanish. The resources, the lesson plans, activities, all of them available in english and spanish. Students can toggle between the languages with a click, so that might make for an interesting interdisciplinary partnership, if that is something your institution can do. Next is the environmental health student portal. This is if your middle school students. It does clearly state it is for middle school students, but some educators shared that 5th graders and some 4th graders are also able to use it, when learning about environmental health topics, such as air pollution, climate change and water pollution.
I did some of my teaching with middle school and surprised how many topics they covered in middle school that i would later cfo in high school, so they introduced middle school students to a lot of topics, then expand on it in the high school level. These topics can range, and there's air pollution and chemicals, that sort of thing. The text varies from easy to read to advanced levels, which makes it versatile to use in the classroom, if you have difference reading proficiency levels or grade levels. The portal takes advantage of several mediums, it has site links to articles, games, activities and video. Users can explore science technology, engineering and math careers, stem.
And you can view current events, press releases from medlineplus on environmental health-related topics. That's really nifty resource for your students. We also have toxtown. It helps students look at the environment and health concerns where they live, work and play. It is designed to give you information on everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, nontechnical descriptions of chemicals, which is helpful, especially if you have students who haven't yet gone into chemistry course, you want nontechnical descriptions. There's links to selected authoritative chemical information on the internet. You also have how the environment can impact human health, which is very interesting topic, so there's a range of topics concerning environmental health on this page. Toxtown uses lot of color, graphics and sounds and animation to add interest to learning about the connections between chemicals and the environment and also the public's health.
Its target audience is educators in the general public, perhaps even older elementary school. It is companion to the toxnet collection of databases, and the toxnet dabs are used by toxicologists and health professions, so toxtown is more of a version for children, so it's have cute. If you go to toxtown, your handout has links to toxtown.
You can click on that and explore the home page. If you click on city or farm and go to that page, it will let you hover over the different images and you can hear like the dog barking or the chickens making noises. It has that cute interactive factor that children would like. There's a page for educators, there's also the spanish version of toxtown is available, so if you click on that tab up there, it will change to the spanish version.
So it is very helpful and useful for that. Also, they have a what's new section, and usually it tires to have information that is pertinent that month. So right now we are-- the month of august, so they have storms and floods and wildfires as their what's new section information. The educator page that i described earlier has curriculum and science activities, provides resources you can use in your class and you will find information on careers and environmental health, chemistry and toxicology, so there is a lot to unpack on this page.
I like this one, also looks much nicer. It had a recent update, so it looks really great. Toxnet there's a lot to unpack for this as well.
Toxnet is a collection of databases. It's your resource for searching databases on hazardous chemicals, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment regulations, occupational safety and health. Some of the examples of the databases contained within toxnet are the hazardous substances database. Toxline, which has 4 million references to literature on toxicology effects of drugs and chemicals, there's also, the development and reproductive toxicology database.
Toxmap, an environmental map web site, toxic release inventory. So there are a lot of databases related to toxnet. A lot of them were probably higher education-related, but can be useful for perhaps your high school students and advanced placement courses. There's also households product database, which is similar to tox history, but is a more comprehensive database, and it has potential effects of chemicals in common products, not just common household items like in tox mystery. So tox mystery is more interactive and fun games. The database has more information in depth. And also, nlm offers a class, where they go over different modules to help break down what toxnet can be used for. And i will go over just one of the toxnet databases.
It is chemid plus. And chemid lite, and advanced. I have to say, i was a chemistry major, and i did not know about this database, not sure-- yeah, i didn't know about this database back then. I wish i had. This would have been such a great help, especially with chemistry classes, when you are getting into molecular structures, so i was really excited about this resource when i found out about it. Helpful for other students who are going to take chemistry or chemistry classes. There's a lit more information on each of the versions.
The advanced provides links to the same resources as the lite version, however, it lets users draw their own structures and perform chemical similarity and searches, which is insane to me that you can do that now on the internet. You can also search by combination of name, registry anywhere, molecular formula, classification code, locator code, toxicity or structure. So it just blows my mind this information is available online, wish i had known about this when i was a lit younger.
Then lite is similar, perhaps not as much available as the advanced version. Then lastly for the environmental section, we have the ios app games. I went to a public library system and told them about these games. They were excited and talking about how to integrate this into their health program. It is just a fun way to get kids to feel like they are playing game, but they are actually learning. We actually played the tox invaders game, and it was kind of difficult, so i learned something from it. So it was great. THESE ARE AVAILABLE FOR FREE THROUGH THE ITUNES APP STORE, AND YOU CAN PLAY THEM ON AN iPHONE, iPAD OR iPOD TOUCH, AND THEY ARE FREE DOWNLOADS AND THERE'S NO PURCHASES, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR STUDENTS OR PATRONS CLICKING ON SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, TO PAY FOR EXTRA WHATEVER.
That is not what they do here. So you don't have to worry about that. They were developed in collaboration with a high school educator, easily usable in a classroom setting.
The run for green game reinforces concepts related to environmental conservation and great for students in grades 5 through 8 for run for green. Tox invaders introduces some high so science concepts pertaining to chemistry, and environmental science. The games help students understand contents like dna base pairing, environmental conservation, so these are slightly higher level topics that are really well-addressed through game format. One of these games has a character running through the game, marrow-style, so it gives them entertainment, as well as having them answer difficult questions. There's also pairings. There's a tool to use chemid plus. It goes hand in hand with the web site, and run for green pairs well in the environmental health student portal, the middle school resource i just covered earlier. Tox invaders also works best as supplement with toxtown, and also the environmental health student portal toxmap and chemid plus.
Each game has a resource that is attached to that you can work together with to create perhaps a program or lesson plan. And we going to go into the genetics resources. First, we have genetics home reference, providing consumer-friendly information about the effects on human health. It's great to get students started about learning about genetics.
You can locate information by condition, genes, they can learn about the 23 pairs of human chromosomes, they can learn about mitochondrial dna, they can learn about genes by their name, group or classification. There's so much information. The resource includes glossary of medical definitions to help with that, so you don't have that information overload.
You can go to the glossary and check the definitions an break it down for your students or patrons. Also links to other information web sites and organizations, so you can also go to those. Genetics home reference also has a printable version of a handbook, complete with illustrations. It cfos difference popular topics in genetics, so the handbook has sections on what is dna, what is gene mutation and how do mutations occur. What kinds of bone mutations are possible. How many chromosomes do people have, what are proteins and what do they do.
So they have lot of faqs of genetics in this handbook and you can print it out or access it there as a pdf. So there's lots of information to unpack there. For those who teach these topics, you can take out sections and have students go over them as one of your lesson plans or activity, so it is a helpful guide in that regard. All these urls are included in the handout from today's session, so you could go to those. I just saw a question now.
Currently, the games are only available on the apple store, unfortunately, so i know that's bit of a barrier, be if you have access to apple products, then those games very helpful. Then we have gene ed, for those who work with high school student, developed by collaboration with the national library of medicine and the national human genome institute, which is nhgri, and also the national institutes of health. It is a safe resource to learn about genetics as well. Allows the user to explore cell biology, genes, chromosomes, epigenetics, evolution, biostatistics, biotechnology, forensics, heredity, there's a lot. So it's great, if you have any students who are taking these course's teachers coming to find information they could put in their lesson plans. There's a lot there that they can pick and choose, depending on which part of their plan they are going on, so they can click on each topic.
There's different tabs, you have labs and experiments. When i taught chemistry, there was a certain amount of labs you would have to do per week, so you are constantly looking if ideas for that. You are also looking for your regular lesson plans, so there's a tab for teachers. Also the careers and genetics tab, so there's another careers resource age if your students to look at jobs specifically in the genetics field, and they also have the highlight tab. This is a wonderful resource for genetics information.
This one is a favorite amongst many. You have the exhibition, which i will touch on later, and you have harry potter's world. We were talking earlier in our office and it turns out every house is represented here in harry potter, so i will let you guess. Raven claw is the smart house, witty and quirky and sarah is giving me an open mouth face, yes, so if any of you like harry potter, we could talk about which house is best. Just kidding.
All the houses are great. Everyone has therapy strengths, which is what i like about that. So you can explore the world of harry potter. It is suitable for grades 6 through 12, so it has a nice rake for the grades it has information for. They also have a nice range in the topics, so they have lesson plans for middle school and high school and higher education, they also have lesson plans for english and science classes. So you can cover a wide range with this resource. This site uses this fantasy story, if you are not familiar with harry potter, there's magic in it, and the books are partially based on renaissance tradition, and those traditions played an important role in the department of western science and medicine.
So the site uses the characters from harry potter to teach genetic concepts, so it's really interesting how they are able to do this. But again there's lesson plans available across grades, so if you go to that web site, you can go to the education resources and see what those are. If you have any students or teachers who would be interested in that as well. There's also the exhibition that goes around and there's just several online activities. So harry potter's world is one of the exhibition page, really fun. And harry potter turn 20s this year, so it's kind of come back up-- it's always been popular, but recently popped up again, because of its 20-year anniversary.
That's harry potter's world. As promised, i will talk a little about the exhibitions i have been mentioning earlier throughout the powerpoint. We have gone there are a couple of them already. Here we have the exhibition program page, and sarah has kindly put the url in the chat box. The exhibition program is very interesting, it creates exhibitions in educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the national library of medicine.
These exhibitions and educational resources are supposed to engage diverse audiences and explore variety of topics. They are featured at the national library of medicine in the rotunda gallery and the reading room. Some of them are traveling exhibitions, made available free of charge to the public, so there is a page you can go to, to make those reservations. Some of them have-- i encourage you to browse the site.
There are so many topics, they are so interesting. I have listed there just a major topic, medicine in the arts, patients and practitioners and the technology of medicine forensics, so i already went through some exhibitions earlier, like the page on the physician assistance or the page on physicians or the harry potter one as well. Those are examples of some of the exhibitions. I will give you one further example of one of the exhibitions. Visible paragraphs, forensic views of the body. This is focus on the history of forensics. Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into visible proofs. So visible proofs are what can per said judges and juries and the public in different cases.
So this has three online activities and lesson plans that introduce forensic medicine. It is designed specifically for students and educators. The lesson plans provide educators with ready-made resources and the activities promote active learning. The exhibitions, all different topics, very specific topics, burp it's really interesting to see all the information they have in these. They have the exhibition, they have galleries, resources, so you can find some very niche topics in the pages and find some information there for your science courses. All of these resources are gathered together, the mar office was very nice and has a resource page that sarah has also kindly put link to in our chat box.
So you have your handout, which has all the url's in it, so you don't have to worry about writing those down. There's also this resource guide, an online version of how to find the k through 12 resources, and they have it broken apart into the different subjects on there as well. This class was produced by lydia collins, so she has great information on her page as well. This brings us to a close, to the rapid-fire resources. I know that was a lot to go through. This was the one-hour version of what is sometimes potentially an eight-hour class, so hopefully that brought some awareness to you of some of the different resources we have available at nlm for the k through 12 crowd specifically, and i thank you so much if your time. We would enjoy your feedback, if you are able to incorporate it in of these resources into your curriculum or feedback, we'd love to know when any of these resources are being used and also helps us know what resources are more popular or useful to you. We have the slides and the handout links in the chat box, if you want that.
If you missed though, you can ask for the slides at our email address. Also, i have up on the slide, just some information about finding your regional medical library. If you are not from our region, you can find your region available there. We have our training schedule as well on the nlm web site, so you can see what classes are coming up. All right, so i reserved some time at the end-- thank you so much, lori. I tried to be through a lot of resources in a short amount of time, so i hope that was helpful.
Please hang in there with us for the demographic poll we will do in a little bit, but first, i am more than happy to take any questions at this moment, or any comments, or anything that anyone wants to add to anything we talked about. Oh, that's great, thank you, debbie. When i was a teacher, i wasn't aware of a lot of these resources. It would have been so helpful, yeah, these resources are really great, especially for science educators or students in the sciences. Great, thanks, bridget, yeah.
Oh, what is my favorite resource? i guess there's two actually. Chemid-plus, but i'm biased, because i was a chemistry major, and i really wish i knew about that back then. If it was up, i didn't know about it. That one's great.
Then i also like the games, because the games were kind of hard with the questions, so you're learning, if you are playing them, but they were also entertaining, which you kind of have to compete with a lot of entertainment these days, when you have students their phones on them at all times. I don't know that they have, but that's something we can ask about. Thank you. Yeah, so the idea is we can all work together.
I see librarians as teachers as well in their own right and they can help teachers and the students with getting access to resources. Thank you, debbie. So i'll just-- if there's necessary other comments, i will just give a second. Otherwise, we will move on to some housekeeping items, so i will end the recording.
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