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Science of Obesity
Show your health class the issues someone with morbid obesity faces. Follow Francis Serrano, who at 500 pounds undergoes gastric bypass surgery in order to lose weight. Use this to show a personal story of someone who chooses this option.
4 mins 9th - 12th Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
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 39 Views 773 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
All Aboard the Innovation Train
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.
6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 26 Downloads
Talking About a Resolution
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.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 50 Downloads
Protect the Skin You're in
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.
7th - 11th Science 23 Views 163 Downloads
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 6 Views 64 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 3 Views 5 Downloads
Progressive Era: Public Pressure and Government Actions
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 33 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 3 Views 37 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 4 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Mind-Body Connection
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.
2nd Science 42 Views 150 Downloads
Are We Couch Potatoes or Busy Bees? Data Analysis of Physical Activity in School
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.
4th - 9th Science 39 Views 296 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 55 Views 134 Downloads
Do I or Don't I? A Lesson in Making Healthy Sexual Choices
Students role play scenarios about making smart sexual choices. In this health instructional activity, students discuss the consequences of sexual decisions they make when they are teens. They analyze how these can affect their future and the people who care about them.
7th - 12th Health 23 Views 214 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 25 Views 71 Downloads