Friday, May 29, 2015

Ontario Food

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

You may use your time in the lab to research your presentations.

If you finish that, you may wish to use some of these links:

Do you know your vegetables?

Do you know your fruits? (I used an -S because I mean the many kinds.)

Test yourself on these commonly foraged food.

The website Foodland Ontario may offer you ideas and information. It also has recipes.

Listen to "Good Things Grow in Ontario."

You can use Google and YouTube to find recipes for many foraged foods (Burdock, Red Clover, Dandelion, Black Locust, etc.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Diagnostic Imaging

Hello, students of the seniors' class!

This week we continue our exploration of the nervous system by learning about a few diagnostic imaging tools available to our doctors.

We learned about nuclear medicine and about the type and amount of radioactive material used in diagnosing and in treating diseases such as cancer. Here is the very interesting document we looked at in order to better understand the safety and use of radiation in nuclear medicine.

Here are some charts and tables to inform you about radiation exposure in various Canadian cities compared with other parts of the world. It also tells you how much exposure you get from some common sources such as dental x-rays.

This is a fantastic interactive tour of the brain. It is also available in Chinese and Arabic.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Nervous System - Tests and Screenings

We continue our very long journey through the systems of the body. This week we learned the main parts of the nervous system. We also learned a bit about CT scans, ultrasound and MRIs.

Here is a nice video about what it's like getting an MRI.

This video is for children.  It's easy to understand.

Review the nervous system.

This is one of my favourite TED Talks. You can see subtitles in English or in your language while you listen.

This is another really fascinating TED Talk related to our topic, but there are no subtitles in Chinese Simplified, only Chinese Traditional.