NIGMS and Scholastic bring you Pathways: The Anesthesia Issue, which explores pain and the science behind anesthesia—the medical treatment that prevents patients from feeling pain during surgery and other procedures. Without anesthesia, many life-saving medical procedures would be impossible.
Pathways, designed for students in grades 6 through 12, aims to build awareness of basic biomedical science and its importance to health, while inspiring careers in research. All materials in the collection are available online and are free for parents, educators, and students nationwide.The new issue covers topics such as:
- Types of anesthesia
- Anesthesia’s effects on the brain
- Questions about pain and consciousness that scientists are investigating
- NIGMS-supported researchers who study anesthesia
Pathways is distributed to teachers as a special insert in Scholastic’s Science World and Junior Scholastic magazines. In addition, anyone can download the current and previous issues for free on the Pathways website. Materials include student magazines, teaching guides, videos, and interactives. Free print copies of the first five issues are available for order, and print copies of the current issue will be available soon.
Tell us on social media how you’re sharing Pathways with your students by using the hashtag #NIGMSPathways!