A Wealth of Health for Educators

A Wealth of Health: From Iowa to the World

Essential Learning Concepts

The contents of this exhibit and the associated lessons and activities address both the Iowa CORE standards related to 21st Century skills – Health Literacy, and National Standards related to the study of the Human Body and Health and Nutrition. Major Learning Concepts are outlined below.

1) University of Iowa is conducting research with three important goals:

  • Improving medical treatments for people all over the world (e.g., Ponseti Method, robotic surgery).
  • Improving the way that healthcare professionals are trained and developing STEM Education to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals (e.g., plastinated organs, laparoscopic surgery trainer).
  • Improving the way that people living in Iowa can receive healthcare (UIeCare, a virtual clinic that allows patients to interact with their healthcare provider through a computer or smartphone, FamTechCare that links caregivers to experts who can be very far away).

2) There are many types of healthcare jobs: researchers, physicians, nurses, imaging specialists, physical and occupational therapists, technology experts, and educators are just some of the possibilities. No matter where your interests lie, there’s a place for you in science and medicine.

3) Even if you don’t want to become a healthcare professional learning about your body and how to take care of it can help you stay healthy.

Exhibit Partners

Partners for this exhibit include: Ponseti International Association, University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications, UI Health Care and UI Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa College of Nursing, the Office of the State Archaeologist.

Sources of Materials

Lessons and activities to enhance learning have been developed by University of Iowa Healthcare STEM education specialists and educators from the Office of the State Archaeologist.  Additional lessons and links to free on-line materials developed by the Nemours Foundation/ Kids Health, Human Anatomy Interactive Web-site, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SunWise Program, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are also provided.

Extended Activities

We are happy to share these lessons and activities which have been selected to enhance and reinforce your students' learning experience during their visit.  There are activities which can be completed both in the classroom and in the Mobile Museum. Please schedule extra time accordingly if you wish to have your students complete lessons during their visit to the Mobile Museum.

Download the packet of lessons and activities here. PDF iconWealth of Health Exhibit Lessons and Activities.pdf

Download power point presentation on  hand washing and hand rubbing here FileSTEM Hand Hygiene by Jed Rasmussen.pptx

Download a power point presentation on Sun Safety here FileSun Safety for schools.pptx

Download a power point presentation about the Ponseti Method for treating clubfoot here FileClubfoot-The Whole Story for schools.pptx

Download the mini-workbook "Gross Anatomy" from the UI Carver College of Medicine here PDF iconMiniWorkbookStudent2012 [web].pdf


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