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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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
The Diabetes Cure - Creating Hope
More than 25 million Americans have diabetes. By watching this film, biology buffs learn about how the body handles glucose and what diabetes is. Researchers have been trying to activate a gene that stimulates insulin-producing pancreatic cells to regenerate, and so cure this debilitating disease.
9 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 30 Views 20 Downloads
First Shot - Vaccinations
Vaccines have nearly eradicated some infectious diseases. Or have they? In a video, the question of reinstituting certain vaccinations is explored. After watching the film, teens simulate a quick-spreading disease and the protection provided by a vaccination.
11 mins 8th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads
McDonalds vs. Apple, Fast Food vs. Fruit, Fun Nutrition Facts
Natalie compares common food choices such as a soft drink instead of an apple, or Gatorade instead of a banana. Calorie count is juxtaposed against nutrients found in various fruits and junk food. Great visuals are provided for your nutrition or health class.
6 mins 9th - 12th Health 44 Views 24 Downloads
Assessing Health Habits
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and perform and discuss physical activities related to social health, fitness, and stress reduction.
7th Health 89 Views 205 Downloads
Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2006)
In this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English worksheet, students listen to a speech and answer reading comprehension questions. Students then compose an essay based on the information.
9th - 11th Language Arts 42 Views 36 Downloads
Human Body Series - The Digestive System Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)
Get those gastric juices going with a delicious quiz on the digestive system! Middle school learners fill in the blanks about the process of digestion, the function of different organs and fluids, and problems that can occur with the system.
6th - 8th Health 63 Views 231 Downloads
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Record calorie and nutritional content, exercise, and weight loss with this functional application. As part of a nutrition or health class, open the eyes of teenagers to the make-up of what they really eat. Encourage healthy habits by having learners track their intake and output of calories.
6th - Higher Ed Physical Education 29 Views 11 Downloads
What is Physical Fitness?
First graders explore and discuss what physical fitness actually is, its benefits and how to obtain it through a variety of ways. They summarize the five parts of physical fitness: cardiovascular endurance,muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility.
1st Physical Education 66 Views 140 Downloads
Making Active, Healthy Lifestyle Choices
What does the term "lifestyle" mean? What constitutes an active lifestyle? What constitutes a healthy lifestyle? The main ideas in this lesson focus on what an active healthy lifestyle looks like. There are questions for discussion, and instructions for making a chart that ranks choices on a continuum.
3rd - 5th Health 60 Views 85 Downloads
Planning to Parent: Am I Qualified?
In small groups, teens take on different roles to discuss the qualifications for parenthood. An instruction sheet for group discussion is provided, as well as homework worksheets. Throughout these exercises, young adults take the time to consider culture, religion, race, past history, financial circumstances, support systems, and more.
9th - 10th Health 29 Views 44 Downloads
Wellness and the Benefits of Exercise
Second graders discuss benefits of keeping physically fit, predict effects of exercise on their bodies, perform various exercises correctly, including push-up, curl-up, and jumping jack, discuss and follow safety practices while exercising, and describe how participation in physical activity makes them feel.
2nd Health 50 Views 59 Downloads
Getting young learners to do calisthenic-type exercises is not so fun, but connect it to a favorite card game and somehow the fun factor increases. Here, the calisthenic activities are connected to the game of UNO. Each color or type of card has the players doing a different type of calisthenic, such as: red card = push-ups, skip card = skip one lap around the gym.
4th - 7th Physical Education 28 Views 25 Downloads
Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Systems
Needs vs. wants. When marooned on a desert island, these take on a new meaning! Small groups discuss how they would meet needs in such a situation, but then you introduce effects of climate change to the scenario. Now how will they go about survival?
9th - 12th Science 32 Views 20 Downloads