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Boddities for the Classroom

This video series produced by Boston Globe Media’s online health, medicine, and science publication STAT uses animation, vintage film footage, and interviews with leading physicians to answer questions about the human body, such as what happens when skin gets sunburned, why our fingers get wrinkly in water, and why stomachs don’t digest themselves. Targeted for students in grades 4–9, the short (less than two minutes) videos can spark science discussions or serve as fun extras after a lesson. Some episodes are paired with classroom worksheets offering Quick Questions to consider while viewing, Fast Facts to highlight science information, and a concluding Activity.