Inquiry Based Lessons
Inquiry Based Interactive Programs:
Click on this link Medical Mysteries to play MedMyst, an interactive, learning adventure. As you enter a futuristic world, you will help solve medical mysteries in infectious diseases. You will accept challenges (missions) to become a member of an elite team of Reconstructors. Your goal will be to rediscover lost medical knowledge and prevent the spread of disease. Be sure to wear your headphones to enjoy the full sound effects!
Two Forks, Idaho -
It's a small town. There aren't supposed to be secrets. So who's spreading disease around? Nobody knows... it's up to you to find out! Click on the following link to begin solving this mystery!
You're sitting in class, and Piper, one of your friends, starts sneezing like a madman! What happened to Piper -- can you help? Click on the following link to find out what happened!
Yellow Jackie -
You hired on as crew to help sail a yacht across half the Pacific. Now, two weeks later, in the aftermath of a gale 500 miles from land, you find something new added to your job description. Detective.
New town. New job. Tough boss. And suddenly it's up to you to find out why extinction threatens the celebrated frogs in the town park. Read the interactive mystery - unravel the science-based clues - email your answer - find out if you're right!
Flashback: March 1834. Madness strikes the stranded Arctica polar expedition. Inside a cramped camp tent, men babble and walk aimlessly around dead bodies on the floor. One man huddles in a corner clutching his precious journals to his chest. Flash forward: It's winter. Inside the modern workboat Lady Jane, three people examine these same journals. After 163 years of silence, broken only by rumors of cannibalism and madness, they are determined to learn exactly what happened.
Click here Arctica to solve this chilling mystery.
River of Venom -
They set up the lab deep in the Amazon rainforest. They wanted to make "killer" bees less deadly. What they didn't want was to start a rampage. A scientist at the brink of death. A researcher in agony with hundreds of stings. And you're stuck in the middle. Can you find the way out?
The Blackout Syndrome -
A mother rushes to the hospital. Her child is bleeding uncontrollably from the eyes, hands and mouth. Where did this mysterious disease come from? What is it? And how can it be stopped?
Solve "Strange Dead Bird" and learn about West Nile virus (and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases), as well as human health, migratory birds and wetlands habitat. Use it to refine your inquiry-based problem solving skills and deductive reasoning.
Angry Red Planet -
When you volunteered to help oversee the simulated spaceflight to Mars, everyone warned you the job would be boring. Of course that was before the oxygen started getting low...