Health Teacher Resources
Healthy bodies and minds make healthy learners! Here you'll find a wealth of health-related lesson plans and activities on nutrition, wellness, growth and development, injury prevention, and first aid.
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The Health Triangle
What else does physical health include besides exercise and nutrition? How can I support my mental health? Does social health just refer to relationships with friends? How are all of these questions vital to the body's overall efficiency and well being?
6th - 12th Health 307 Views 203 Downloads
The Wellness Triangle
Health is not simply the absence of disease or a one-dimensional notion, but is really a combination of physical, emotional, and social components. Discover the wellness triangle, which not only includes signs of health and ways to maintain it, but also emphasizes the need to have balance.
6th - 9th Physical Education 234 Views 181 Downloads
Asthma and Allergies
Your health class reads two biographical stories: one about a girl who has allergies and the other about a girl who has asthma. They watch a quick cartoon on the KidsHealth website about immunity and take the related online quiz. You will certainly want computers with Internet access for each class member or small group.
4th - 8th Health 56 Views 59 Downloads
A "Moment" of Unprotected Sex Leads to HPV
In a health class, participants read a story about a young woman who contacted HPV. The story is not included in the lesson plan, but is easily located on the Internet. The teacher then describes different scenarios for individuals to consider how they would handle each.
9th - 12th Health 36 Views 10 Downloads
What is Fat?
An animated fat molecule explains how some fats are beneficial and some are harmful. He describes triglyceride molecules and how the chemical bonding or overall shape determines the health value of each individual type of fat. This vibrant video has a variety of applications; use in a nutrition lesson for your health class, in your biochemicals lesson for biology, or in a lesson on chemical bonds in your chemistry class.
4 mins 6th - 12th Science 52 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Should We Eat Bugs?
Cricket cookies? Mealworm mac and cheese? Bugs are super nutritious! Why don't we eat them? Hear the history of entomophagy, that is, the practice of eating insects and spiders, by viewing this video. It is a fascinating exploration of how reviving or expanding this practice could solve many of our world's problems!
5 mins 5th - 10th Science 47 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a instructional activity on the elderly with grammar instruction. Before viewing a series of provided video clips, class members brainstorm a list of words related to senior citizens and organize these words into categories that correspond with the parts of speech.
8th - 10th Language Arts 34 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Digging for Humanity's Origins
"Is this a good evolutionary adaptation, or is it going to lead us to being the shortest lived hominid species on planet earth?" Listen as Kenyan paleontologist Louise Leakey discusses our evolution from common ancestry and her work in East Africa looking for fossil remains to piece together our evolutionary past.
16 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 29 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Getting Informed and Informing
Help your young learners understand the importance of privacy when communicating about relationship issues and sexual health. Class members are broken into groups to research various technology-based communication channels that can be used to give or acquire information, and then discuss the consequences of public/private communications.
8th - 10th Health 37 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Crossing the Synaptic Gap
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs.
5th - 10th Science 79 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is That a Fact?
Investigate popular scientific claims and gather evidence to defend or argue against an author's stance. Writers synthesize information and compose their own "Really?" columns modeled after those found in the weekly "Science Times" section of the New York Times.
5th - 12th Language Arts 84 Views 806 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Good Drugs, Bad Drugs
Add a science experiment on medicine and drugs to your health lesson. After reading a paragraph on the difference between helpful and harmful drugs, kids choose which pictures of bottles they could find at a pharmacy. The last activity prompts them to read an advisory on a pack of cigarettes (with adult supervision), and to design an anti-smoking ad.
3rd - 4th Health 44 Views 25 Downloads
What is Nature Deficit Disorder?
Have your classes heard of nature deficit disorder? Help them find out more with notetaking activities based on Richard Louv's book Last Child in the Woods. The notetaking pages are included and can be put together at the end to form a tree.
6th - 8th Language Arts 30 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Circulatory System--Part VI
Learners outline a body on butcher paper. Students fill in the circulatory system using materials of various textures. Learners decorate all the parts of the circulatory system with art articles, like buttons, yarn, etc.
6th - 9th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 72 Downloads
HIV and AIDS: Rights & Responsibilities
Address myths and stereotypes surrounding HIV and AIDS in this lesson plan. Students discuss how the disease is transmitted, how to properly apply a condom, and how to handle real life situations. Note: A number of extension activities, resources, and family supports are included.
8th Health 21 Views 12 Downloads
It's All About Vitamins
The fascinating topic of human skin color is examined in this article from Muse magazine. It highlights a study done by a pair of scientists on the relationships among strength of sunlight, vitamins, and melanin in the skin. The results enhance our understanding of the evolution of skin color.
7th - Higher Ed Health 24 Views 44 Downloads