Interactive, Other


These three activities, including an interactive game called "Got Ramps?'' , an animation illustrating the Lifecycle of the Polio Virus and a downloadable sheet for coloring, are part of the online exhibition entitled "Whatever Happened to Polio?'' , from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. "Got Ramps?'' illustrates the changes in architectural barriers between 1955 and 2005, before and after the Architectural Barriers Act (1968) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990). Playing the part of a wheelchair user, students choose a postcard and make the decisions required to deliver it to the post office. They can then email the virtual postcard to someone that they know. By viewing the animated "Lifecycle of the Polio Virus'' , students will learn how the poliovirus begins the infection process. Students can then use the downloadable illustration to color in the poliovirus lifecycle.


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Update Standards?

1.6.3: Indiana Physical Education Standards

Demonstrate self-expression in a physical activity setting.

1.6.3: Indiana's Academic Standards for Visual Art

Identify and use symbols to express ideas.

1.6.3: Indiana's Academic Standards Music

Identify phrases of a song as same or different and listen for repetition of phrases.

1.6.3: Indiana's Academic Standards English/Language Arts

Identify and correctly use singular and plural nouns (dog/dogs).

1.6.3: Indiana Academic Standards for Theatre

Explore the use of sound effects and the voice to express character, feelings, and mood.

1.6.3: Maryland Science Core Learning Goals

The student will express and/or compare small and large quantities using scientific notation and relative order of magnitude.
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