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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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 44 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Challenging Stereotypes: A New Look at Old Age
Combine a 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 33 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What Is Health?
In this health worksheet, students read a text that explains that good health is more that the absence of illness. Students answer 3 essay questions. The second text and worksheet on changes during puberty has 8 matching questions and is suitable for older students.
6th - 8th Science 35 Views 82 Downloads
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 36 Views 15 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 72 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 29 Views 19 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 37 Views 18 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 61 Views 229 Downloads
New Review 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
Food for the Brain
With a couple of neat diagrams on student handouts, your life science or health class will examine the contents and serving sizes of healthy foods. They dissect a slice of pizza and scrutinize the nutritional value of its components in writing.
5th - 10th Science 73 Views 60 Downloads
“Egg Baby” Parenting
Each pupil in your health class can be a good egg by successfully caring for a baby egg as a project in parenting. They will keep a journal, perform a cost analysis, and check in with you at the beginning of each day. Consider initialing or signing each egg with permanent ink as it is handed to its parent to ensure that babies aren't replaced if mishandled during the project.
6th - 8th Health 26 Views 11 Downloads
Human Body Series - Skin Quiz
Anatomy and health classes can be assessed on their knowledge of skin. Using 10 questions in a variety of formats, middle schoolers respond regarding the function, layers, care, and conditions of this important organ. The provider of this quiz also published a lesson plan and produced a video to so that your class will have full coverage of the skin!
5th - 9th Science 30 Views 73 Downloads
Human Body Series - Respiratory System - The High Price of Smoking
Send your health class to the computer lab to do a mini-research assignment. In it, they write brief descriptions for various health problems that are affected by smoking. Some of these include cancer, emphysema, heart disease, osteoporosis, and infertility.
5th - 9th Health 33 Views 100 Downloads
A salad of nutrition-themed videos can be enjoyed by your health class as a wrap-up to the nutrition unit. Groups select a topic and create a two-three minute skit or commercial to be filmed and shared. If you assign each group a specific topic, this project could be a fantastic way to review the unit's material.
6th - 8th Health 29 Views 12 Downloads
Educational apps reviews are available to members
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 28 Views 11 Downloads
Food Labels & Portion Size
Do you know the serving size of that muffin you are eating? Oddly, many packaged items have unrealistic portion sizes, like 3/4 of a spear of a pickle. When you therefore look at the nutrition label on that jar of pickles, the calorie count, fat, and sodium are all listed for 3/4 of a pickle!
4 mins 7th - 12th Health 31 Views 12 Downloads