Embryonic Similarities Ultrasound Tech Lesson, Powerpoint, & Career Exploration

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In this activity, students learn about the in-demand career of ultrasound technicians and then work as ultrasound techs to analyze images of human and nonhuman (animal) embryos. Students first play an identification game using real ultrasound images, and then complete an activity from PBS NOVA to identify the correct images for each animal, and put them in the correct developmental order. The lesson is integrated through the lens of an ultrasound technician, adding relevance and context to NGSS standard MS-LS4-2. Purchase includes:

1. 90 minute 5E in-person lesson plan including extension ideas (PDF)

2. 14 slide presentation with real ultrasound images (powerpoint and googleslides formats)

3. comprehensive answer key (PDF)

4. access to online career exploration resources for ultrasound tech and obstetrician including virtual job shadow video, fun career focused game, and downloadable career information sheet in English and Spanish

5. student worksheets to scaffold through lesson activities (PDF)

This resource works best with in-person learning.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships. Emphasis is on explanations of the evolutionary relationships among organisms in terms of similarity or differences of the gross appearance of anatomical structures.


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