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Disease Prevention and HIV/AIDS Education - Second Grade
Second graders, in groups, rotate to several stations around the room, in which question cards, regarding disease prevention, have be assigned. Groups visit each station, discuss and record their answer to the question and move to the next station/question.
2nd Health 3 Views 10 Downloads
Disease Control and Prevention
Students explore the internet site Second Life about diseases and learn how to prevent certain diseases. In this diseases lesson plan, students explore different diseases on a Second Life island and pick one to focus on and present.
7th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Heart Disease Prevention
Fourth graders get into groups and brainstorm ways to obtain physical activity and different healthy foods to eat. They then develop and write and individual plan for healthy living and commit to enforcing their plan for a minimum of one week, recording their activity.
4th Health 3 Views 11 Downloads
Protecting the Herd
Students explain how immunizing a significant proportion of a population against a disease prevents epidemics of the disease (herd immunity). They list factors that affect the proportion of a population that must be immunized to prevent epidemics.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
New Review Plant Parts Salad
How are vegetables beneficial to a healthy diet? Have kids examine different types of vegetables, such as zucchini, broccoli, and carrots, and determine which parts of the plant they represent. Then, they taste the vegetables as a class. Yum!
1st Health 6 Views 3 Downloads
How Right Are Patients' Rights?
Students examine the healthcare system, including insurance, drug prices, and patient rights. Following a field trip to the children's ward of a hospital, they work in groups to analyze various conditions,problems/diseases, presented on index cards.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 37 Downloads
Illness and Prevention
Fourth graders set personal health goals for preventing illness, identify different pathogens and explain how the body protects itself from pathogens, discuss ways in which prevention and transmission of disease are affected by individual behaviors.
4th Health 9 Views 19 Downloads
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small piece of cotton in the lung to find out what happens.
4th - 6th Science 57 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease: Making Sense of the Numbers
In an interdisciplinary exploration, trace the development of West Nile fever and Lyme diseases. Pupils discover how these diseases are contracted. They collect statistical data and analyze trends.
6th - 12th Science 13 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Global Health Issues
Examine global health issues and the philanthropic efforts of Bill Gates. Working in groups, your class will research selected diseases focusing on symptoms, transmission, and prevention. They also conclude by writing grant proposals to help eliminate worldwide diseases.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 25 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 4
Ever needed a reason to stop eating meat? Read this interesting (and slightly disgusting) passage with your class to assess reading comprehension. Eight questions follow, and the focus is on recall, author's purpose, and passage structure. A great resource to study writing an argument.
11th - 12th Language Arts 42 Views 131 Downloads
The Mayor of Sick City/wellness
Students compose a letter to their community. They inform the citizens of an impending public health danger. They provide valid public health information regarding the health and well-being of the community. They present their public health campaign to the class.
9th Health 7 Views 38 Downloads
Are You Susceptible?
Students play a game to explore the relationship between genetic variation and environmental factors in the onset of heart disease. They consider the implications for disease prevention of increased knowledge about genetic variation.
11th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 27 Downloads
Let's Put the Information in Infomercial: Designing a PSA
Students create story board and dialogue for Public Service Announcement commercial applying what they have researched and learned about disease prevention, and act out their commercial using dialogue they have developed as well as visual aids to illustrate their message.
6th - 12th Health 6 Views 22 Downloads