Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Pain Relievers Work - A TED-Ed Lesson

I can lose track of time jumping from one TED-Ed lesson to another. I was doing that last night when I came across How Do Pain Relievers Work? 

How Do Pain Relievers Work? provides an introduction to the basic concepts behind pain management. The lesson includes explanations of how we feel pain and why not feeling pain can be a bad thing. Viewers will also learn about the differences between ibuprofen and aspirin.


Applications for Education
Like most TED-Ed lessons How Do Pain Relievers Work? isn't a comprehensive lesson, but it does provide a good introduction to a topic that students can relate to. As a registered TED-Ed user you can flip the lesson yourself to give alternate questions to your students.