Tis purchase is for a bundle set of 10 video worksheets from the Discovery-Animal Planet television series MONSTERS INSIDE ME. This is an excellent series for high school science or health classrooms focusing on biology or anatomy. The standalone nature of the videos also makes them ideal for sub plans. Each video worksheet includes a Venn Diagram and Extended Writing Questions so students can continue to work on themes from the video after it concludes.
If you do not own the physical DVDs there are numerous streaming services that provide access to episodes for reasonable prices. The easiest way to find Monsters Inside Me episodes is through YouTube or Amazon where a low price can purchase individual episodes or entire seasons.
Included with this bundle are the following episodes:
1) A DEADLY SWIM (Season 4, Episode 8)
A teenage boy develops stomach pains, starts vomiting blood and fecal matter, and has nausea from accidentally swallowing a bristle from a grill brush, which got lodged in his intestines. A 16-year-old girl swims in a Florida river and experiences a headache, fever, vomiting, mental confusion, unusual behavior and dies from amoebic meningitis. An industrial painter has difficulties breathing and walking from Blastomyces dermatitidis.
2) CHOOSING BETWEEN LIFE & LIMB (Season 4, Episode 3)
A newly engaged Illinois man mysteriously collapses and suffers organ failure and gangrene from Legionnaire's disease, which requires doctors to amputate his limbs; a perky animal-loving eight-year-old girl survives rabies – a disease with a 99% fatality rate; a college freshmen almost goes blind from a bout of Acanthamoeba keratitis.
3) FEEDING FRENZY (Season 2, Episode 2)
Entamoeba histolytica eats 60% of a schoolteacher's liver; to save his life, doctors remove most of his liver. A teenage dancer becomes concerned when her skin is covered with a red and lumpy rash which is discovered to be the result of a parasitic worm called Trichinella spiralis that she contracted from eating a sandwich with undercooked pork at a picnic. A retiree gets scabies from staying in a dusty hospital after his knee surgery.
4) FLESH-EATING MONSTERS (Season 4, Episode 1)
A 7-year-old girl contracts the bubonic plague and suffers a 107 fever, vomiting, painful buboes, and seizures; a yoga instructor finds out that what she thought was influenza is actually necrotizing fasciitis caused by Streptococcus intermedius and Peptostreptococcus; a state wrestling champion contracts angiostrongyliasis.
5) HIJACKERS (Season 1, Episode 5)
In 1998, a 4-year-old boy almost goes blind in his left eye due to Toxocara canis. An 11-year-old boy dies from amoebic meningitis caused by Naegleria fowleri. A man comes down with human African trypanosomiasis.
6) HOMEGROWN ENEMIES (Season 2, Episode 9)
A middle-aged man who has been caring for his ailing elderly mother gets babesiosis from walking barefoot to the mailbox. An active, busy middle-aged woman experiences stomach cramps, explosive diarrhea, lightheadedness, and blurred vision from the Toxocara canis worm, which she probably got from contaminated food. A 57-year-old mother of five children suffers nausea, loss of appetite, muscle spasms, and vomiting caused by the Strongyloides worms damaging her intestines.
7) LIVING WITH THE ENEMY (Season 1, Episode 6)
A Bolivian woman is infected with Taenia solium cysts that reduce her flow of spinal fluid she got when she grew up in Bolivia. A farmer comes down with toxoplasmosis and almost goes blind in his left eye. A New York banker contracts malaria.
8) MY BODY IS ROTTING (Season 5, Episode 8)
A teenager gets coughing, shoulder pains, dizziness, and nausea from Cryptococcus gattii fungi invading her lungs; a saleswoman gets extreme pain in her breast from a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) bite; a religious youth organizer gets swelling of multiple parts of the body over the course of three years from the Loa loa worm.
9) OUTBREAK (Season 1, Episode 2)
A closer look at parasitic outbreaks from across the U.S. In 2000, a group of teenage students are affected by Angiostrongylus cantonensis worms after they ate a contaminated salad in Jamaica. An outbreak of Cryptosporidium hominis occurs in the south part of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and kills 101 people, caused by human feces contaminating the city's water system and evaded the water treatment as the cysts survive chlorine. An elderly delivery man in Dallas, Texas comes down with leishmaniasis.
10) WEST NILE ATTACK (Season 5, Episode 2)
A 6-year-old boy suffers a nasty cough, fever, and vomiting from valley fever; a newlywed husband becomes paralyzed from the waist down due to the West Nile virus; an international journalist suffers extreme stomach cramps, night sweats, chills, nausea, and fever from Entamoeba histolytica.
Questions on every assignment go in order and will help students focus on key science topics including: infections, parasites, symptoms, human body systems, organs, medical procedures, health information, and more. Each worksheet is given as an MS-Word document which will allow easy modifying to fit your classroom needs. Answer keys are not included.
Again, each video needed for this mini-bundle can be purchased as physical media (DVD) or through a variety of online streaming sites. Please be aware that many online sites change the availability of videos from month to month.
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