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The second Saturday of September is recognized annually as World First Aid Day. In this First Aid Day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, unscramble words and sentences, put phrases in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey. A homework assignment synthesizes student research, and the informational passage is available to hear through a link on the site.
Students explore human anatomy by researching first aid care. In this heat related injury lesson, students discuss the problems extreme temperatures can cause on the human body if left untreated. Students define the different injuries, the appropriate course of care and complete a checklist based on appropriate medical response.
Everyone gets minor cuts and scrapes now and then. Provide your special education class with the skills they needs to clean and bandage a small wound. Use read marker (fake blood) on your arm and show your class how to wash and dress it. They practice dressing their wounds while discussing what to do in an emergency situation.
Students engage in a hands-on activity to create their own first aid booklet. In small groups, students define the terms, using their own words, then use the dictionary to complete definitions for any remaining words.
Students explain what items make up a First Aid Kit and what the purpose of the items is. They draw and label at least 10 items that go into a First Aid Kit. On the back cover, they list these items and explain how the item is used.
Eighth graders research, write, edit and publish a class newspaper focusing on topics related to first aid. They research how to care for injuries and write informative articles for the paper. Students compile the articles to produce a complete newspaper.
Students are introduced to the basic concepts in first aid and perform what to do when someone gets hurt on the playground or different environment. They practice helping someone who is hurt and describe what to tell a teacher when someone is injured.
Students explain appropriate procedures for responding to personal, school and community emergencies and demonstrate basic first aid skills.
In this boy scout merit badge: emergency preparedness worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using websites listed, answer 9 detailed questions about emergency situations of any kind, safety and first aid, troop mobilization, emergency kit, checklist and plan, then perform specific activities.
Students discover general rules and procedures for giving first aid. In this first aid lesson, students identify three cases in which first aid must be given immediately, illustrate ways to stop bleeding, and demonstrate the proper method of giving artificial respiration.
Students study first aid procedures using websites. They research first aid procedures and create an illustrated booklet to instruct others.
Young scientists explore some of the scientific equipment that is used by explorers during expeditions to the North or South Pole. Then, they have a relay race! All of the equipment is lined up at a spot 25 yards away from the lines. The racers have to run to the equipment, put a piece on, then run back to their line and give the next runner the equipment. The first runner to cross the line who is wearing all of the equipment wins the game for his or her team.
For this first aid and safety worksheet, students define the steps needed in emergency situations. They provide short answers to 15 questions. The worksheet also includes a list of online resources.
Students demonstrate how much they know concerning first-aid using real life examples to figure out what to do in emergency situations.
In this health worksheet, students find the vocabulary terms tied to the teaching of first aid and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
In this health worksheet, students find the words that are related to first aid and the answers are found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
In this health activity, students find the words that are related to the vocabulary of first aid. The answers are found at the bottom of the page.
Students discuss what ifs with relation to their pets. In this keeping pets safe lesson plan, students create lists of pet items needed in case of disasters. Students complete worksheets related to pet safety in emergencies.
Fifth graders investigate the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan. In this Good Samaritan lesson, 5th graders experience an activity in which they determine how they react to others in society. They read the story of the Good Samaritan and discuss how they react to strangers, disabled persons, and minorities.
Students study insects. They go on an outdoor insect outing and look for insects in a variety of places--in the air, under rocks, on leaves, in water, etc. They record information about the insects they find, including habitat, weather conditions, and sketches or photographs--even samples of the insect may be brought back to the classroom for further study.