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This purchase is for SET #2 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) COLD BLOODED KILLERS (Season 2, Episode 3)
A 9 year old hockey player gets struck with an Acanthamoeba brain infection which causes him to slip into a 1 month coma. A computer programmer gets extreme Plasmodium falciparum malaria and sufferers from post-malarial neurological symptoms two weeks after an apparent recovery. A marathon runner contracts visceral leishmaniasis, which destroys his spleen.
2) HELP! MY SON IS A LEPER! (Season 6, Episode 2)
An athlete gets headaches, stomach pains, breathing difficulties, and a liver mass from Entamoeba histolytica from a trip to Nicaragua. A teenager develops a leg welt and then gets fatigue and red spots on his body over the course of several years and when the spots open; the doctors discover he has leprosy from coming into contact with an infected armadillo. A woman suffers severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, and seizures from Exserohilum rostratum fungi invading her brain and spinal column.
3) KILLER IN MY NECK (Season 3, Episode 10)
A young aspiring artist suddenly comes down with flu-like symptoms and a swollen face. To make matters worse, his eyes are yellow, he has trouble breathing, and one of his eyes protrude strangely. It turns out that he has Lemierre's syndrome. An active girl's life is put on hold when she starts feeling fatigue and out of breath. The symptoms last for years until further testing shows that the girl has babesiosis and chronic Lyme disease. An active middle-aged woman becomes concerned when she suddenly feels lumps in her breast. After getting them removed, she then sees bleeding from her right breast. After getting that taken care of, though, she feels a growing lump in her right breast, which turns out to be unremoved surgical sponges.
4) LURKERS (Season 2, Episode 4)
Cryptosporidium contaminated water causes a toddler to suffer from severe vomiting and diarrhea. A deadly amoeba known as Balamuthia mandrillaris kills a firefighter who suffered from AIDS. A rare, vicious tapeworm almost detaches the retina in a teenage girl, partially destroying vision in her left eye. Tests reveal the tapeworm was Taenia crassiceps, which she picked up when she failed to wash hands after gardening during lunch.
5) MENACE IN MY OWN BACKYARD (Season 5, Episode 3)
A 23-year-old athlete/construction worker suffers multiple grand mal seizures and high fevers from eastern equine encephalitis; a hard-edged tough guy suffers severe stomach pains and loss of appetite from accidentally swallowing a grill bristle; a 17-year-old cheerleader who recently got her driver's license suffers a swollen, itchy eye and excruciating eye pains from Acanthamoeba keratitis she got from contact lenses.
6) MY CHRISTIMAS FROM HELL (Season 4, Episode 9)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here’s three cases that all took place during the joyous season that should immediately make your holidays merrier! A newlywed woman gets a constant pain in her scalp from botfly larvae; a Virginia man gets sharp back pains and develops a hole in his heart from Streptococcus viridans; a female business consultant and part-time photographer gets valley fever.
7) MY FACE-EATING PARASITE (Season 3, Episode 3)
A young man and his girlfriend travel to South America. During their trip, the man suddenly discovers what appears to be a pimple on his face. It seems minor at first, but his face becomes swollen, and the pimple becomes an oozing wound. Soon, the man also starts having bumps in his throat. It turns out that he has been suffering from mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. A young man working at a homeless shelter suddenly feels sharp pain in his back and soon the pain spreads to his hands and arms. After many tests, it becomes clear that he has rat-bite fever, caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis which was contracted from his pet rats. A school-aged boy suddenly develops a headache after spending time at a friend's house. At first, it does not appear to be an issue, but the boy's pain spreads to most of his body and he is found completely unconscious. It turns out to be valley fever.
8) SHAPE SHIFTERS (Season 2, Episode 10)
In 1997, a 7-year-old girl suffers headaches and seizures from a pork tapeworm after being adopted at the age of three from Nepal, a developing Indian nation in the Himalayas. A 45-year-old machinist and welder suffers blurry and double vision, leaving him partially blind in his left eye, caused by a raccoon roundworm that he picked up from turkey hunting. Also in 1997, a 45-year-old anesthesiologist, along with 28 other anesthesiologists from 3 different counties, suffer severe stomach cramps and crippling diarrhea from Cyclospora gastroenteritis that was contracted after eating unwashed raspberries in a luxury restaurant. (Note: At the time when this episode was shot, people and restaurants were not washing raspberries due to the fact that water pressure causes the berries to break apart).
9) VAMPIRE PARASITES ATTACK (Season 5, Episode 6)
A war veteran suffers fatigue, high fevers, night sweats, strange rashes, bloody urine and jaundice from babesiosis; a 15-month-old baby girl suffers fever, dry mouth, vomiting and bloody diarrhea from E. coli O157:H7, whom she got from drinking raw milk; a biologist suffers extreme fatigue, back pains, anxiety, and vertigo from Aspergillus-contaminated breast implants.
10) YOU LEFT WHAT INSIDE ME - 2 (Season 3, Episode 9)
A little girl's health begins to deteriorate when she suddenly comes down with a fever. She then develops reddish spots on her body, stops breathing on her own, and even suffers kidney and liver failure. A spinal tap reveals that the little girl has meningococcal disease, which causes her to have her limbs amputated. A home contractor has been relatively healthy, until he suddenly begins to gain weight in his abdominal area, which turns out to be caused by a large tumor. After removal of the tumor, the man feels excruciating pain that spreads from his abdomen to his lower back and chest. Initially, it appears to be part of his recovery process, but an x-ray shows that a retractor has been left in his body after the surgery. In 2010, a young baseball star's life is cut short by headaches, vomiting, seizures and death from amoebic meningitis.
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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