Introduction

Instructional Model

Teacher Guide

Teacher Background

Printable Materials

Resources

Glossary

Credits

Bibliography

Standards

About the Author

 


Resources

The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator©

 

The Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator© was designed to translate what researchers have learned from studies of centenarians and other longevity research into a tool for individuals to estimate their longevity potential. Answer a list of online questions and then select "Calculate Your Life Expectancy."
Human Genetic Variation: NIH Curriculum Supplement Series The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Curriculum Supplement is a creative, inquiry-based instruction program, designed to promote active learning and stimulate student interest in medical topics.

Scientific American Frontiers: Never Say Die

In the PBS broadcast Never Say Die, learn more about how science may soon be able to prolong the human life span to surprising lengths. Online teaching guide contains supplemental activities.

Positively Aging® Curriculum Project

The Positively Aging® curriculum is interdisciplinary, incorporating issues on aging and health and is designed for middle school and high school students. There are currently over 300 activities including teacher and student background information and student worksheets.

From the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, General Clinical Research Center & the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies.

In Search of the Secrets of Aging

In Search of the Secrets of Aging describes what we know so far about the answers to why we age. It gives an overview of research on aging and longevity, showing the major puzzle pieces already in place and, to the extent possible, the shapes of those that are missing.

From the National Institute on Aging.

Research for a New Age The National Institutes on Aging is one of 19 institutes at the National Institutes of Health. The Institute conducts aging research in its laboratories in Baltimore and on the campus in Bethesda (the intramural program), and it sponsors research at universities, medical centers, and other sites around the country (the extramural program).
Longevity Game An interactive lifestyle and health awareness quiz, to get a general idea of how long you may live past retirement. From Northwestern Mutual.
National Center for Biotechnology Information

Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease. NCBI is a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This link gives the basic science behind NCBI resources.

Secrets of Aging Secrets of Aging is a traveling exhibit produced by the Museum of Science, Boston, in conjunction with the Massachusetts General Hospital Geriatric Medicine Unit and in affiliation with the American Psychological Association. The Museum is a participant in the Science Museums Exhibit Collaborative with the California Science Center, COSI-Columbus, Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History, the Franklin Institute Science Museum and The Science Museum of Minnesota.