What a Face: Lesson Plan

Facial-recognition technology can reveal both positive and negative impacts of behaviors on your future health.

UNC-TV Media

Alignment to NC Essential Standards

  • 9.PCH.1.7 — Health

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will describe facial-recognition technology.
  2. Students will describe the potential of facial analytics as a health-care tool.

Essential Questions

  1. List two health behaviors that can affect your facial features.
  2. Describe why long-term smoking can lead to wrinkles.

 

Engage

Students will view the video What a Face.

 

Extend

Evaluate

  1. What is facial recognition, and how does it work?
  2. What are two health behaviors discussed in the video that can affect facial features?
  3. What specific impact does long-term smoking have that can lead to wrinkles in certain facial areas?
  4. Critical Thinking: In the video, Dr. Ricanek says he “can see nothing but how we can help humanity with (facial-recognition) technology.” Do you agree? Why or why not?