Diabetes mellitus is caused by impaired insulin function and leads to high glucose levels in the blood. High blood glucose levels leads to dehydration and life-threatening changes in blood pH. These changes cause severe long-term effects on the body. Diabetes is one of today’s chronic diseases reaching an epidemic health crisis.
These lessons are part of a larger unit (included in the Master Model on the USB drive) that work to answer the question: What is the role of insulin in the body and how does its impaired function contribute to diabetes? The lessons included in this BlueBox explore two sub questions:
1) How does diabetes result from impaired insulin and insulin-related proteins function?
2) How is insulin manufactured and engineered for medicinal purposes?
The Molecular Mechanism of Diabetes
Want to learn more about Diabetes mellitus? The activities in this box use the practice of modeling to explore how diabetes results from impaired insulin and insulin-related proteins in the body and how insulin is manufactured and engineered for medical purposes.View Details Availability
Are you looking for engaging activities that gets your students hands and minds on the practice of measurement, critical thinking and creating charts with meaningful data? This Blue Box provides your students with skull and bone replicas of primate species that will inspire wonder and discussion in your classroom as students compare, contemplate size differences and begin to research where these primates live, how they move and what we can learn from them.
Building Blocks of Code
This Blue Box engages students in hands-on computational thinking, spatial awareness, and coding using Fisher Price© Code-a-Pillars™. Included in this Blue Box are lessons that integrate academic content areas, such as language arts, science, and computer science.View Details Availability
Inspired by Insects
Get ready to take a deep dive into a topic that supports standards from across the curriculum with this Blue Box! The contents of this box invites you and your students to explore insects in numerous ways. Dozens of preserved specimens are inside this Blue Box, which allows students to discover the world of insects and their relatives. They can also conduct nonfiction research as well as discovering the life cycles of particular insects by using the nonfiction texts included in this educational kit. The stories will engage learners of multiple grades and encourage the crafting of students’ own insects from educational resources that can bring out the creativity in each child.View Details Availability