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 5E lesson plan including extension ideas, 13 slide powerpoint with real ultrasound images, answer key, as well as access to online career exploration resources for ultrasound tech and obstetrician including virtual job shadow, game, and downloadable career information sheet.
Grades: 6-8 / Total Pages: 21 pages