Series Title: Newton’s Apple Multimedia
This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.
Nicotine - If people know smoking cigarettes is unhealthy, why don't they quit? Dr. Bruce Dan teaches host Brian Hackney how nicotine tricks the brain and keeps people addicted. Brian discovers that many poisonous gases in cigarette smoke and how to conquer the addiction. Your students learn why people smoke, what the chemicals in tobacco do to a living organism, and what smoking does to your lungs.
Concepts: Personal health, nervous system, tobacco and addiction, behavior.
Smiles - Can smiling make you happy? Psychologist Dr. Merry Bullock teaches Dave Huddelston that people connect facial expressions and emotions. Dave also learns how psychologists study facial expressions to find out how they reveal aspects of ourselves and others. Your students learn why we smile, if a smile can really make you feel better, and if smiles mean the same thing to everyone.
Concepts: Human behavior, physiology of the face, designing an experiment, collecting and interpreting data.
Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.
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NOTE: Available in DVD format only.
Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television