Cell phones are ubiquitous in this day and age, but unfortunately, they have not been around long enough for us to truly have a grasp of the long-term effects of their use. Scientists are starting to pinpoint some of the drawbacks that come along with constant cell phone use, and the results are ala…
Brain Tumors! Is Your Phone Killing You? – Video Guide – Distance Learning
Cell phones are ubiquitous in this day and age, but unfortunately, they have not been around long enough for us to truly have a grasp of the long-term effects of their use. Scientists are starting to pinpoint some of the drawbacks that come along with constant cell phone use, and the results are alarming. Some studies are even suggesting a link between mobile phones and brain tumors! Just how large is this risk? Watch as Veritasium explores not only the relationship between phones and our health but different forms of scientific study and their effects on resulting data.
Suggested Teaching Methods:
1. Pair students to watch and answer questions together.
2. Watch the video as a class, then assign questions as a follow-up activity.
3. Assign each student a question(s) to answer and share.
4. Use as a lesson plan for a substitute teacher.
5. Utilize as an extra credit or homework activity for a related topic lesson.
1. Students will examine the relationship between cell phones and human health.
2. Students will draw their own conclusions about cell phone use and its effect on human health.
3. Students will observe a number of different testing designs for scientific study and how they may impact outcomes.
This lesson includes a cover page, a link to the YouTube video (7:49 in length),
student response questions for the video, an answer key, and an extension activity.
– Fillable PDF for the paperless classroom, also printable
– Hyperlink to the video embedded in the document for quick access
– Short answer, essay questions
– Answer key included
About 30 minutes
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Students using Chromebooks should download the free Chrome app DocHub.
It saves their work in the PDF as they work and has great sharing options including Google Classroom