Community Health Teacher Resources
Explore lessons, activities, and educational ideas on ways that citizens can work to protect the health and wellbeing of a community.
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This resource has many links to basic concepts behind nursing and wellness. Learners will define the terms community and health to then describe the six basic elements of community health practice to be used in nursing. This is an online activity.
Higher Ed Health 26 Views 52 Downloads
What Is Health?
What are the factors that affect health? Middle schoolers will identify four factors which contribute to health and identify the environment as the factor with the most impact. They tape their card(s) under the column on the flip chart paper that most affects/contributes to the health problem or issue on their card.
6th - 8th Health 40 Views 248 Downloads
A Breath of Poor Air: Inspecting Indoor Air Quality in the Classroom
Introduce your environmental studies or health class to IAQ, that is, indoor air quality. Do so with an informational reading and an activity in which they analyze the air in the classroom for potential pollutants. The resource states that it was written for middle to high schoolers, but is probably most appropriate for upper-elementary classes.
4th - 8th Science 28 Views 18 Downloads
Studying Contraception (Lesson 2)
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of contraceptions available. In groups, they focus on a different type of contraception method and share their ideas with the class. As a class, they complete a worksheet on birth control pills and identify the most effective method when it comes to avoidance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
8th Health 7 Views 38 Downloads
New Review Youth Emergency Preparedness
Go beyond the typical earthquake drill and prepare your learners to become proactive responders in the event of an emergency. From blackouts and droughts to thunderstorms and extreme cold, your class members will discover how disasters happen and the role geography plays, as well as how they can help their communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 43 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 23 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Scholars build a simple filtration system to remove impurities from muddy water and rate the filtered water to a grade of clarity scale. The focus is on teamwork and problem solving. This lesson would be effective in your STEM curriculum or as a lesson in water quality with your earth science class.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 72 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Water Tower Challenge
Providing clean water to a town is quite a feat... is your class up for the challenge? After a short reading about water towers, groups work together to design a working water delivery system. The water flow must be adjustable (able to turn on and off) and the water must move from the storage container to a new location.
3rd - 12th Science 31 Views 18 Downloads
Tall Tower Challenge
A fun and challenging activity for nearly any age group, partners must work together to build the tallest structure possible using paper clips, straws, and pipe cleaners. In addition to being tall, the structure must also be able to support a golf ball for two minutes.
2nd - 12th Science 41 Views 29 Downloads
Youth Obesity: Schools Fight Back
Explore nutrition and healthy eating habits through this study on youth obesity. Learners watch a PBS documentary on this epidemic which discusses government programs aimed at healthier choices as well as more localized efforts. They also view 12-minute film on picky eating which delves into the science of taste.
9th - 12th Health 30 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Depression
Class members learn how to identify common signs of depression, as well as read articles on the origins and effects of this serious condition. The resource includes some great suggested activities for how learners can inform others about what they have learned and offer strategies for fighting depression.
9th - 12th Health 13 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson plan. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson plan would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 75 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Adaptive Device Design
After reading about how engineering has made adaptive devices possible for people with disabilities, pupils work in groups to discuss different devices to determine whether or not they are adaptive. They also disassemble a pair of eyeglasses in order to analyze the materials and design.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 48 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life Vest Challenge
After reading about the history and science of personal floatation devices, patents, and intellectual property, engineering teams design a life vest for a can of soup. To evaluate which groups considered the need for waterproofing, hold a classroom challenge to find out how long each PFD will keep the can afloat!
3rd - 12th Science 35 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson plan, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other groups.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 44 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Waterproof that Roof!
Stop the raindrops from getting into the house! Eager engineers learn about roofing history and waterproofing by nanotechnology. They get into groups and work on designing a waterproof roof for a small model house. The accompanying handout provides space for planning and critical analysis questions for follow-up.
3rd - 12th Science 49 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Polar Scientists: Polar Science
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a worksheet and the Internet to research five to ten different polar scientists.
3rd - 8th Science 70 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence
Hook your class into an exploration of and discussion about violence in video games with a cute animal clip and a video game trailer. After a quick discussion about how media can affect mood, class members read a related article and respond to the provided questions.
7th - 12th Language Arts 47 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Engineer a Dam
To begin the learning about dams, learners read (or are read to, depending on the age group) a passage about how dams work. Next, they work in groups to use the materials provided to build a small scale working dam. After the experience, each young engineer answers some reflection questions.
3rd - 12th Math 38 Views 21 Downloads