life science

MedLab: Diabetes

Extend learning with these resources.

Pre- and post-visit activities

Diabetes (ZIP)
Participate in a classroom enactment of glucose homeostasis in the body and learn the effects of diabetes on glucose regulation.

Nutrition (ZIP)
Calculate and visualize the amount of carbohydrates, proteins and fats that are in their foods and learn how to interpret a nutrition label.

Vital Signs (ZIP)
Become familiar with the field of health science by participating in six hands-on vital sign activities and apply what you learn to complete a patient diagnosis.

MedLab classroom interactive
MedLab is a unique iPad-based program that leads classroom students through an authentic medical science simulation. Using innovative touchscreen activities, the student examines a patient, reviews symptoms and family history, conducts tests, makes a diagnosis, and selects a treatment course.

Additional resources

Code Fred: Survival Mode
Use the systems of the human body to help Fred survive a very bad night!

Discovery Health

Kids Health

Museum connections

YOU! The Experience

Genetics and the Baby Chick Hatchery

YOU! The Experience Student Guide (PDF)

YOU! The Experience Guiding Questions (PDF)

Career connections

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