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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.
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.
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.
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. Students comprehend how large-scale vaccination programs help control infectious diseases.

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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!
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. Other facets of the lesson include watching several videos about health care and holding a student debate about adopting a universal health plan.
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.
Fifth graders examine virus transmission. In this health and nutrition instructional activity, 5th graders explore hand washing and food handling techniques that prevent food borne illnesses. Students name viruses and the diseases caused by them
Students complete online research to make a brochure about the West Nile Virus. For this disease prevention lesson, students research the West Nile Virus and create a brochure for kids about the disease.
If you would like to discuss germs and disease prevention with your class, this lesson may be for you. Learners discuss the way germs are transmitted, make a model using art materials, and then use math skills to describe how germs multiply.
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. Since there is so much reading, consider creating a comprehension worksheet to make sure you class is absorbing the relevant information.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Seventh graders explore how disease prevention and treatment changed throughout history. In this life science lesson, 7th graders create a classroom exhibit about this topic. They present their project to visitors.
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.
Students contrast friendships, dating, love, marriage and parenting, describe the reproductive systems and related disease prevention and define conception, contraception, abortion and pregnancy.
Students examine significant innovations in surgery and reproductive health.  In this surgery lesson plan students view a video and answer the given questions. 

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