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The Science of Mental Ilness (Grades 6-8) - Free standards-based curriculum that explores the biological basis of mental illnesses and how scientific evidence and research can help us understand its causes and lead to treatments and, ultimately, cures. (Publication No. 05-5482) (National Institute of Mental Health and Office of Science Education)
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Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry (Grades 7-8) - Free standards-based curriculum that explore the basics of scientific inquiry, refine their critical-thinking skills, and appreciate the purpose of scientific research. (Publication No. 05-5564) (National Institute of General Medical Sciences and Office of Science Education)
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Chemicals, The Environment, and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health (Grades 7-8) - Free standards-based curriculum that focuses on the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health, utilizing basic concepts in the science of toxicology. (Publication No. 00-4870) (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Office of Science Education)
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Looking Good, Feeling Good: From the Inside Out (Exploring Bone, Muscle and Skin) (Grades 7-8) - Free standards-based curriculum about the structures of the musculoskeletal and skin systems, the interactions between these body systems, and the factors that influence their functions. (Publication No. 05-5565) (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and Office of Science Education)
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How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears (Grades 7-8) - Free standards-based curriculum that investigates the multisensory process of human communication, the fundamentals of sound, and how to prevent hearing loss. (Publication No. 04-4990) (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and Office of Science Education)
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The Brain: Our Sense of Self (Grades 7-8) - Expand basic understanding of brain function and the nervous system. (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Office of Science Education)
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Computing Life - A 24-page booklet that showcases the exciting ways that scientists are using the power of computers to expand our knowledge of biology and medicine. (NIH Publication No. 07-5861) (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)
Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program (Grades K-9) - order print version - Order print copies of science education materials for elementary and middles school students on the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The goal of the curriculum is to lay the foundation for future scientific learning and substance abuse prevention efforts by providing an early elementary school-age audience with a basis of knowledge and critical thinking skills. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School? - Parents and school staff will find the following resources useful for determining how well their school setting accomodates children with asthma. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
NCI Fact Sheets - The NCI fact sheet collection addresses a variety of cancer topics. Fact sheets are frequently updated and revised based on the latest cancer research. Use the subject listing below to find the fact sheets you are interested in. You may also use the navigation tools on the left to search the fact sheets by keyword or topic. (National Cancer Institute)

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