CTE Health Science I Education Buying Guide

CTE Health Science Education provides a comprehensive program to meet current and projected needs for the healthcare industry in fields including first aide, nursing, biomedical technology, and allied health care fields. Foundational curriculum concepts incorporate technological advances to motivate students, preparing them for a career as a future health professional. The domains of healthcare and related skills such as employability skills, prevention and wellness, diagnostics, therapeutics, and rehabilitation are emphasized in each career pathway.

Career pathways include:

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Healthcare Professional
  • NAF Academy of Health Sciences
  • PLTW Biotechnology Research and Development
This buying guide was developed to assist teachers with hands-on labs, materials, and content for the foundational course of Health Science I, as it is a gateway course for career pathways.  This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology, and the human body diseases and disorders, and recognizing and responding to first aid emergencies. Students learn about healthcare careers within the context of human body systems.

Suggested Equipment and PPE

The following equipment and PPE linked below may be needed for particular items listed in the buying guide.

706336A Nitrile Disposable Gloves
646852 Disposable Protective Face Mask, Pack of 50
706244 Lab Aprons
646700 Carolina® Safety Spectacles
590945 Wolfe® HS Series Microscope with Mechanical Stage
591316 Wolfe® DigiVu™ DVM 6.0 Digital Microscope
591810 Wolfe® Student Stereomicroscopes
621176 General Biology Dissecting Set

Body Tissues

The body consists of 4 main types of tissues: connective, epithelial, muscle, and nervous. Tissues are groups of specialized cells that work together for a particular function. Learners analyze and understand the different types of body tissues.
311968 Beginner's Human Tissue Microscope Slide Set

Beginner's Human Tissue Microscope Slide Set

The 15 prepared slides in this set give students a basic introduction to the study of human microscopic anatomy. Included are representatives of connective tissues; muscle and bone; blood and the circulatory system; and nervous, digestive, and respiratory systems.

312142 Basic Tissue Types Slide Bundle

Basic Tissue Types Slide Bundle

For basic study of tissue types. Includes 48 slides in 7 sets. Each set comes with a slide box.

Anatomical Structural Organization

Before studying the various structures and functions of the body, learners need to analyze and understand the basic levels of structural organization that build upon one another. The five levels include: chemical, cellular, tissue, organ, and organism.
201100 Carolina BioKits®: Molecules of Life

Carolina BioKits®: Molecules of Life

Students study the basic structure and chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins by constructing molecular models. Each packet of molecular parts includes 56 flexible bonds, 36 hydrogen atom centers, 18 carbon atom centers, 12 oxygen atom centers, and 2 nitrogen atom centers.

227975 Comparative Mammalian Organ Dissection Kit

Comparative Mammalian Organ Dissection Kit

This dissection kit provides a set of mammalian organs for dissection to investigate the physiological links between organ systems and to help students gain an understanding of the tissue types and structures of each organ. Students investigate the specific functions of each organ and how they operate to maintain homeostasis.

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Microscope slides and images of animal cells.
292104 Discovering Animal Cells Self-Study Unit

Discovering Animal Cells Self-Study Unit

The Discovering Animal Cells Set includes slides of the 2 most commonly studied examples of animal cells (human cheek cells and Amphiuma liver).

Colorful paper model of an animal cell.
569650 3-D Paper Model Kit: Animal Cell

Origami Organelles™ 3-D Paper Model Kit: Animal Cell

This colorful model and accompanying information cover cell parts, including the cell membrane, nucleus, chromosomes, and mitochondria. For more advanced learners, optional extensions include rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus.

840141 Magnetic Water Kit Class Set
Life size. The Carolina® Human Dual Sex Torso Model with Open Back allows students to study many body systems in one full-sized anatomical model. Students can see the proximity of anatomical structures and view the body as a whole. The 22 removable pieces provide opportunities for more detailed observation of the internal structures of organs such as the heart and stomach. Male and female pelvic inserts are bisected to simplify study of the internal and external reproductive structures.
Carolina® Human Dual Sex Torso Model with Open Back (item #569522)
228388 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pigs
229935 Carolina® Pig Dissection Mat
569520 Carolina® Human Sexless Torso Model with Open Back
229905 Carolina® Cat Dissection Mat
399600 Digital Dissection: Mammalian Organs
228071 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Cats

First Responder

Understand how to recognize and respond to emergencies as a first responder. Learners show proficiency in basic first aid technical skills.

646514 Deluxe OSHA-Compliant First Aid Kit

Deluxe OSHA-Compliant First Aid Kit

A 196-piece comprehensive first aid kit designed for a group of 50 people. Contains 20 important first aid products, including top-quality bandages, gauze pads, compresses, eye care products, ointment, wipes, tape, scissors, tweezers, and a 6-piece CPR pack.

691032 Blood Pressure Classroom Pack

Blood Pressure Classroom Pack

Learn valuable clinical skills for blood pressure monitoring and heart rate. Sphygmomanometer gauge has 3-year warranty for accuracy. Nurse-style stethoscope is high quality.

Additional suggestions:

567505 Adult CPR Mask
567503 Simulaids® Econo VTA (Visual Training Assistant) CPR Trainer
567510 Life/form® Basic Buddy® Lung/Mouth Protection Replacement Bags
567500 Life/form® Basic Buddy® and Baby Buddy® Classroom Pack

Skeletal System

The skeletal system comprises the skeleton, bone tissue, and cartilage. The skeleton is responsible for assisting with movement and protecting organs and soft tissue. Learners analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

699455 Self-Adhesive Human Anatomy BodyPartCharts™

Self-Adhesive Human Anatomy BodyPartCharts™

The chart’s 16 x 38″ graphic depicts the bones of the human skeletal system inside an outline of the human form. Major bones are labeled on the graphic. Overall dimensions, 26 x 39-1/2″.

Constructed of a durable, unbreakable synthetic material, this skeleton is articulated to show normal posture; the extremities are removable; and the 3-part detachable skull has a cut calvarium, a spring-held lower jaw, and 32 individually inserted teeth.
3B® Human Skeleton, Rod-Supported (item #246875)

3B® Human Skeleton, Rod-Supported

As one of Carolina’s best sellers, this quality replica of the human skeleton will be an asset to teaching skeletal anatomy in your classroom. Constructed of a durable, unbreakable synthetic material, the skeleton is articulated to show normal posture; the extremities are removable; and the 3-part detachable skull has a cut calvarium, a spring-held lower jaw, and 32 individually inserted teeth.

566734 Altay® Human Advanced Osteoporosis Model

Altay® Human Advanced Osteoporosis Model

Altay®. Life size. Model features 3 vertebrae: 1 healthy vertebra, 1 vertebra with pathological changes at first stage, and 1 vertebra with pathological changes at advanced stage. Size, 12 x 12 x 15 cm.

Skeletal System Resources

Muscular System

The muscular system is comprised of 3 types of muscle: smooth, skeletal, and cardiac. Not only does this system enable movement of the body, but it also regulates breathing, circulation, and digestion. Learners analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of the muscular system. 

312058 Muscle Types Slide Set

Discovering Muscle Types Self-Study Unit, Microscope Slide Set

Smooth, skeletal (striated), and cardiac muscles are represented in this set of 3 slides. Includes set of 3 study cards.

566643A 3B Human Muscular Male and Female Model

3B Human Muscular Male and Female Model

About 1/2× life size. Shows superficial and deep muscles, blood vessels and nerves, and internal organs, which can be partially dissected.

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203526 ATP Muscle Kit

Digestive System, Giant Carolina® Human Anatomy Series

Students observe and measure the contraction of real muscle tissue using the materials included. The kit features glycerinated (preserved) muscle tissue that amazingly retains the ability to contract when ATP and the appropriate ions are added.

229907 Carolina® Muscles of the Cat Dissection Mat

Carolina® Muscles of the Cat Dissection Mat

The Carolina® Muscles of the Cat Dissection Mat is specially designed to aid in your study of cat musculature. This large, double-sided vinyl mat resists spills and wipes clean easily—a perfect resource for your next cat dissection activity. 

Muscular System Resources

Integumentary System

The integumentary system is the largest organ system of the body and interfaces with the external environment. It consists of the skin, hair, and nails. Learners analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.
Greatly enlarged, this model shows a variety of sensory receptors, as well as the structure of a hair follicle. Layers of the skin can be seen as a cross section and as cutaways at the top of the model. The stratum lucidum is also included to represent thick skin.
Carolina® Enlarged Skin Model (item #569490)

Carolina® Enlarged Skin Model

A variety of sensory receptors are shown, as well as the structure of a hair follicle, in this enlarged model. Layers of the skin can be seen as a cross section and as cutaways at the top of the model. The stratum lucidum is also included to represent thick skin.
569250 GPI Anatomicals® Human Skin Cancer Disk Set Model

GPI Anatomicals® Human Skin Cancer Disk Set Model

Learn to identify 5 types of precancerous and cancerous skin lesions using this compact, economical model set. Dysplastic nevus, actinic keratosis, malignant melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma are each depicted on a hinged disk that slides out of sturdy, circular casing.

569662 Origami Organelles™ 3-D Paper Model Kit: Skin

Origami Organelles™ 3-D Human Model Kits

Assembling this colorful model, students can gain insights into the relationships between the different structures of our skin. This model covers the epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous tissue, germinative layer, dermal papilla, hair follicles, cutaneous nerve, sebaceous gland, arrestor pili muscle, sensory nerves, and sweat glands. The kit even includes various skin tones and hair colors so students can personalize their models.

Integumentary System Resources

Digestive System

The digestive system has multiple organs such as the stomach, liver, and small intestine. It is responsible for breaking down food into smaller molecules so that nutrients can be easily absorbed. Learners analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

202340 Carolina BioKits®: Digestion

Carolina BioKits®: Digestion

Introduce students to the role of gastric and intestinal enzymes in digestion. Students test the effect of pH, temperature, and concentration on the enzymatic processes and the need for digestion before absorption.

This life size digestive system model is dissectible into 3 pieces, and the stomach can be opened.
Somso® Human Digestive Tract Model (item #566906)

Somso® Human Digestive Tract Model

Life size. Dissectible into 3 pieces. Stomach can be opened.

566745 Altay® Human Comparative Digestive Tissue Model

Altay® Human Comparative Digestive Tissue Model

This model offers students a close-up view of tissues within the digestive system. The microanatomy of tissues from the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines can be visualized in the 8-part model. Also shows mucous tissue, vessels, and secretory glands.

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576660 Giant Carolina® Human Anatomy Series Charts

Digestive System, Giant Carolina® Human Anatomy Series

Designed especially for beginning students of human anatomy. This accurate and stimulating chart detailing the human digestive system is a refreshing addition to the classroom. Chart is large size (40 x 55″) and is printed on durable, washable plastic.

This 1/2× life size model shows common pathologies of the human colon. The ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon are depicted. Cross sections of the transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon show the following common pathologies: ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, bacterial infection, cancer, polyps, and more.
GPI Anatomicals® Human Colon Pathology Model (item #569034)

GPI Anatomicals® Human Colon Pathology Model

About 1/2x life size. Model shows common pathologies of the human colon. The ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon are depicted. Cross sections of the transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon show the following common pathologies: ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, bacterial infection, cancer, and polyps. Appendicitis, Crohn’s disease, spastic colon (irritable bowel), adhesions, and diverticulosis are also depicted.

Urinary System

The function of the urinary system is to maintain proper fluid balance inside the body. The kidneys intertwine with arteries and veins to filter various waste products, such as salts and proteins, from the bloodstream. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

228588 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pig Kidneys

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Pig Kidneys

Preserved pig kidneys give students a chance to explore the anatomy of the central organ of the urinary system. Because of their large size and anatomical similarity to human kidneys, students can locate important internal and external features, trace the path of wastes and urine through the organ, and relate structure to function. Triple injected (red arteries, blue systemic veins, and yellow uriniferous tubules) for in-depth study of the urinary system.
Carolina BioKits: Comprehensive Urine Examination/Analysis #695834

Carolina BioKits®: Comprehensive Urine Examination/Analysis

Perform common urine tests used by physicians. Analyze urinalysis results and compare to normal ranges of each factor tested. Use data collected to determine potential causes of any abnormal result.

Additional suggestions:

569170 GPI Anatomicals® Human Kidney Pathology Model
569460 Carolina® Human Kidney Model
567798 Somso Human Nephron Model
229940 Carolina® Kidney Dissection Mat

Nervous System

The nervous system is made up of the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Working together, they collect and interpret data from the body’s internal and external environments. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

228705 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Sheep Brains

Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Sheep Brains

Sheep brains are the perfect specimens to study mammalian brain structure. Sheep brains share many anatomical similarities to human brains though they are smaller, making them perfect dissection specimens to advance your study of nervous system anatomy.

566804 Altay Human Nervous System Model

Altay Human Nervous System Model

Altay®. About 1/2x life size. Relief model shows main elements of the central and peripheral nervous system; a representation of the skeleton is included for reference. Includes numbered key.

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567414 Altay Neuron Model

Altay Neuron Model

Detailed anatomical structures of a typical myelinated neuron are shown, including the cell body with nucleus and nucleolus; dendrites and axon; Golgi complex; mitochondria; endoplasmic reticulum; and myelin sheath with nodes of Ranvier and Schwann cells. Remove a portion of the myelin sheath to view the interior of the axon. Includes numbered key.

566599 GPI Anatomicals® Human Brain Model in Skull with Pathologies

GPI Anatomicals® Human Brain Model in Skull with Pathologies

The brain fits inside a partial skull showing pathologies including alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, depression-related tumor, seizure-related tumor, migraine, and multiple sclerosis. Also includes the circle of Willis with an aneurysm, which is removable for closer inspection.
569422 Carolina® Human Brain with Arteries Model
569200 GPI Anatomicals® Human Vertebrae Pathology Model Set
566799 Altay Human Vertebrae Spinal Cord Dissection Model
229910 Carolina® Brain Dissection Mat

Nervous System Resources

Sensory System

Senses gather information from the external environment for processing by the brain, helping organisms survive. The sensory system is made up of the 6 senses that are specialized to detect a particular stimulus. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.
694515 Carolina Confusing the Senses Kit

Carolina Confusing the Senses Kit

For a class of 30 students working in small groups. Students participate in activities that demonstrate inaccuracies in sensory perception, including optical illusions, afterimages, odor and taste discrimination, and more.

694742 Carolina® Sense of Hearing Kit

Carolina® Sense of Hearing Kit

Students rotate through 10 activity stations to analyze their own hearing while studying the physiology of human hearing and the physics of sound. Using their classmates as subjects, students perform tests for bone conduction, auditory acuity, and sound localization. Students also learn about the structure of the ear, how each part of the ear contributes to the sense of hearing, and how loud noises over an extended period can cause hearing loss. In addition, they learn about the properties of sound waves and how sound waves affect the pitch and amplitude of sound. 

695200 Carolina Cutaneous Sensations Kit

Carolina Cutaneous Sensations Kit

The Carolina™ Cutaneous Sensations Kit is perfect for a class of 24 students working in small groups. Using an inked grid stamp and specialized stimulator probes, students investigate and compare the density and distribution of sensory receptors for touch, pressure, heat, and cold at various skin locations. With detailed instruction booklet.

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228906 Carolina's Perfect Solution® Preserved Cow Eyes
694525 Carolina BioKits®: Human Vision
566761 Altay® Pathology of the Human Ear Model
569430 Carolina® Human Ear Model
566747 Altay® Human Nasal Cavity Model
567660 Nasal Swab Training Model
566760 Altay Human Hand Dissection Model
229930 Carolina® Eye Dissection Mat

Lymphatic & Immune System

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the body’s immunity to disease and pathogens. It’s responsible for allergic reactions as well as fighting diseases that range from the common cold to cancer. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

This 2/3× life size, 1-part relief model depicts the human lymphatic system with utmost accuracy and shows lymphatic vessels, ducts, and lymph nodes.
Somso® Human Lymphatic System Model (item #566842)

Somso® Human Lymphatic System Model

2/3x life size. This 1-part relief model depicts the human lymphatic system with utmost accuracy. Lymphatic vessels, ducts, and lymph nodes are easily identified on this medical-quality model. Significant structures are numbered and a key included.
569654 Origami Organelles™ 3-D Paper Model Kit: Immune System

Origami Organelles™ 3-D Paper Model Kit: Immune System

Use this innovative model to help your students gain an understanding of the cellular interactions of the immune system. They will make models of helper T cells, cytotoxic T cells, B cells, plasma cells, antibodies, cytokines, memory cells, and phagocytes. The learning activity then shows them how these immune cells interact to protect us from pathogens. In the process, they will cover key concepts, including innate immunity, adaptive immunity, immunological memory, clonal expansion, antigen specificity, antigen presentation, and MHC.

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Endocrine System

The human body’s internal physiological control is provided by the endocrine system, which produces a variety of hormones responsible for regulating processes such as growth, heart rate, blood pressure, the sleep-wake cycle, metabolism, and reproduction. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

This plaque mount features almost life size, individual representations of pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, plus a testis and a dissected ovary with fallopian tubes and associated structures.
Altay Human Endocrine Organs Model (item #566933)

Altay® Human Endocrine Organs Model

Altay®. About life size. This plaque mount features individual representations of pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, plus a testis and a dissected ovary with fallopian tubes and associated structures. With key.

569280 GPI Anatomicals® Type 2 Diabetes Model

GPI Anatomicals® Type 2 Diabetes Model

Explore the effects of Type 2 diabetes using miniature models of the brain, eye, kidney, heart, pancreas, neuron, foot, and an enlarged model of an artery. Each model illustrates the consequences of Type 2 diabetes. Stroke due to infarction in the brain; ocular pathologies, such as retinal edema and narrowed arterioles; atherosclerosis of the arteries; nephrosclerosis of the kidney; heart attack due to myocardial infarction; insulin resistance; neuropathy; and foot ulcers and gangrene are depicted in this model set.

Additional suggestions:

700106 Carolina® Healthcare Simulations: Blood Glucose
566746 Altay® Pathology of the Human Thyroid Model
566743 Altay® Pathology of the Human Pancreas, Duodenum, and Gallbladder Model
566908 Somso® Human Spleen, Duodenum, and Pancreas Model

Endocrine System Resources

Male & Female Reproductive Systems

The male and female reproductive systems are controlled by hormones produced by the pituitary gland and the reproductive organs themselves. Organs in the reproductive system make, mature, and store gametes, which provide genetic variation through sexual reproduction. Learners will analyze and understand the structures, functions, and disorders of this system.

About life size female pelvic model allows students to visualize a cross section of a female pelvis including the bladder, uterus, and colon, as well as the structure of the spine and spinal cord present in the pelvis.
Carolina® Female Half Pelvis Model (item #569470)

Carolina® Female Half Pelvis Model

About life size. Allows students to visualize a cross section of a female pelvis. Cross sections of the bladder, uterus, and colon are also represented, as well as the structure of the spine and spinal cord present in the pelvis. Laminated key included. One piece.

569471 Carolina® Male Half Pelvis Model

Carolina® Male Half Pelvis Model

About life size. Gives students a detailed view of male urinary, digestive, and reproductive structures. Represents a variety of tissue types, as well as a cross section of the lower vertebral column and spinal cord. Laminated key included. One piece.

Additional suggestions:

228360 Reproductive Rat Anatomy Kit
569100 GPI Anatomicals® Human Uterus and Ovary Pathology Model
569120 GPI Anatomicals® Male Pelvis with Testicular Pathology Model
229970 Carolina® Rat Dissection Mat

Reproductive System Resources

Carolina has the kits and supplies needed for your CTE students to master the essential knowledge and workplace skills required for careers in the healthcare industry.

 

Don’t see a specific item or content area covered that you need for your CTE Health Science I course? Contact us for special orders! We stand by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and will work with you to find what your students need.

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