A mumps virus enters the body, then enters a cell. There it makes copies of itself. How does the immune system respond? It’s up to you to figure it out. A play-by-play explanation will follow, as well as an explanation … Continue reading

What’s for lunch? The website American Lunchroom has an answer, and it isn’t (often) pretty. The site asks kids to send in photos of what they’re eating in school cafeterias across the country. In conjunction with the broadcast of Food, … Continue reading

In this interactive activity adapted from the National Library of Medicine, explore the environmental hazards that might be found at various locations within cities and towns, including construction sites, factories, homes, hospitals, offices and stores, parks, restaurants, rivers and lakes, … Continue reading

Toxic compounds in animal venom could yield new drugs for heart disease, cancer, and chronic pain. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

Structures smaller than a single red blood cell could revolutionize cancer diagnosis and treatment. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

Sources of Radiation lets you explore an environment to learn about various types of radiation, both beneficial and potentially lethal. It is not meant to serve as a comprehensive list of radiation sources or as a guide to assess potential … Continue reading

View satellite images of glaciers that have wreaked havoc—or might soon. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

In this online book from the International Children’s Digital Library, a young Vietnamese girl maintains her own cultural identity while struggling to adjust to America. Bilingual in English and Vietnamese. Author—Trần Khánh Tuyềt. Illustrator—Nancy Hom. Produced by International Children’s Digital … Continue reading

Investigate the effect of oxygen deprivation on brain function and test the changes in mental abilities climbers experience as they climb to ever-higher altitudes, in this virtual experiment. Produced by WGBH/Nova.

Students will read and listen to Aunt Pearlie Sue’s animated English and Gullah versions of the traditional folktale “The Little Red Hen.” Storytellers are important people in most cultures. They entertain, educate and pass on the history of their culture. … Continue reading

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