Medicine 7: Touring a Medical Research Laboratory
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Grades: 3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade

Follow Dr. Kathryn Tristan, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, as she takes you on a tour of a medical research lab in the Division of Rheumatology.  Learn about the tools, equipment, and procedures that she and her colleagues use every day in their medical research.

In addition to the detailed lesson plans and activity ideas included with the Teacher and Student Tools below, here’s a few quick suggestions for use of this video:

  • Have students list equipment and its purpose that would be found in a research laboratory.
  • Have students identify units of measure in the metric system.
  • If there is a lab in the school , Have students compile a list of equipment that exists in the video that are also present in the video.
  • Have students make a list of new vocabulary heard in the video.
Student Tools
Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
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