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The topic is protecting our own protective covering: the skin. In particular, the information deals with sweating as a means of temperature regulation and the need to wear clothing appropriate for allowing the process to occur. Learners also read about contusions, blisters, and sun damage. There isn't much to the instructional activity other than reading an article online and answering comprehension questions, but you may find it useful as an informational text exercise.
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. The lesson reinforces the development of clear arguments as well as the use of appropriate evidence and details to support claims.
Students research sleep following a class discussion on an article in The New York Times. Students use their research information to create a health and wellness exhibit that addresses topics related to sleep.
Learners develop pamphlets for a dental health mentoring program that educates younger learners about caring for their teeth. They recall experiences at visits to dentists and consider why some students may have poor dental health.
Students explore various theories about laughter, laughter's effects on our mental health, and the benefits of laughter to our immune system.
Sixth graders examine the mental, physical, and social dimensions of their health. They discuss and list examples of each component of health on a worksheet, and list ways that they give attention to each aspect of their health on a paper pyramid.
Research sports to foster an interest in afterschool engagement, and see your students grow more creative and focused.
Students read "Next Stop for the Subway, a Fully Automated Future" from The New York Times and consider the effect of technology on their town or city. After discussing arguments for and against the new computer-based subway system in the article, students design and draw computerized public transportation for their town or city.
Students uses scientific inquiry to explore hearing. Inquiry involves asking a simple question, doing an investigation, answering the question, and presenting the results to others.
Students discover that aquatic mammals like whales have ear structures that are different from those of humans and other land animals, yet they are perfectly suited to life underwater. They conduct experiment demonstrating on inner ear vibrations.
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.
Tenth graders identify the ten appeal methods Tobacco Companies use to target teenagers for cigarette sales.
Students explore Nobel Prize winning economist Thomas C. Schelling's "strategic ergonomics" theory as it applies to making New Year's resolutions. They make their own resolutions and develop plans to keep them using Schelling's strategies.
Young scholars are introduced to various concepts related to suicide prevention. They watch a video, read case studies, distinguish between facts and myths about suicide, identify suicide warning signs and participate in class discussion.
Students explore the importance of sun safety in relationship to skin cancer prevention. They test the effectiveness of various sunscreens and administer and analyze a simple survey to their peers. In addition, they implement a public service campaign designed to increase student use of sunscreen and sun safety awareness.
Students outline a body on butcher paper. Students fill in the circulatory system using materials of various textures. Students decorate all the parts of the circulatory system with art articles, like buttons, yarn, etc.
Students read sections of the novel, "The Jungle". They identify the problems of the meat industry during the Progressive Era. They discuss food concerns of today and make connections between the two time periods.
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. Create a worksheet of comprehension questions or hold a discussion about this intriguing information. It can be used in a biology class when studying adaptations or evolution, or it can be used in a health class when studying the function of vitamins.
Second graders learn about the human body. In this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
Students study practical data analysis within the constraints of the scientific method. In this data lesson students collect and enter data into a computer spreadsheet then create graphs.