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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Earthquake! The Human Impact
Students explore the impact of natural disasters on communities. In this character education lesson, students examine poetry regarding an earthquake. Students discuss how to rebuild communities in the wake of natural disasters.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 21 Views 40 Downloads
Staying Green while Being Clean - Green Cleaning and Green Chemistry
What are persistent organic pollutants, or POPs? Young chemists find out as they examine the use of cleaning products that contain materials that are harmful to the environment. This thorough investigation involves three different activities, one of which is an actual comparison of simple household materials to fancy, brand-name cleansers.
6th - 8th Science 24 Views 18 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 24 Views 57 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 49 Views 173 Downloads
Progressive Era: Public Pressure and Government Actions
High schoolers 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 22 Views 41 Downloads
Healthy Living Lesson Plan 7 - Yoga and Relaxation
Yoga can help to relieve stress as well as help learners become more aware of their bodies. They can also work on flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance. There is a link to the entire lesson which contains descriptions of several simple poses; it can be downloaded.
6th - 9th Physical Education 40 Views 37 Downloads
Good Food Explorers
Students use different food items in order to practice the mathematical concept of shape recognition. At the same time the teacher explains how crops are a source of physical health. They use all five senses to describe each food item and identify the shapes.
Pre-K Science 26 Views 32 Downloads
Folic Acid Health Campaign
A prewriting prompt, a class discussion, a website visit and accompanying worksheet, and a culminating group project make up this lesson on public health awareness. The topic is folic acid and how its absence in the diet may influence birth defects, but the overarching lesson is about increasing awareness.
9th - 12th Health 20 Views 11 Downloads
HIV/AIDS: Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders read and discuss various situations revolving around the subject of HIV/AIDS. They practice applying knowledge, solving problems, and identifying feelings around the issue of HIV. They also discuss correct condom use.
8th Health 18 Views 14 Downloads
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses replicate, but rather focuses on the spread of infectious disease, why it is different to control, and how the illnesses can be prevented.
5th - 8th Health 80 Views 103 Downloads
AIDS, HIV and other Microbe Matters
This series of lessons contains sensitive material. Please review to ensure that the content is suitable for your class. It begins by discussing what microbes are. Scholars are then asked to review a few online resources and answer questions for each.
7th - 12th Science 19 Views 11 Downloads
Three is a Toxic Number
Future public health advocates read a case study of a combination of water pollutants that may be linked to autism. The class is split into three groups, one to research each of the suspected chemicals. The look at how each one affects humans, and then share the information with the rest of the class.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 10 Downloads
Reading Club: Sex Ed
If you teach health, sociology, ethics, or a class that addresses controversial issues, this resource related to schools' sex education programs may be useful. The New York Times' Learning Network provides a lengthy article on a unique sex ed class in a Pennsylvania private school and invites young people to participate in a reading discussion on this high-interest topic.
11th - 12th Health 22 Views 28 Downloads
A Breath of Poor Air: Inspecting Indoor Air Quality in the Classroom
Introduce your environmental studies or health class to IAQ, that is, indoor air quality. Do so with an informational reading and an activity in which they analyze the air in the classroom for potential pollutants. The resource states that it was written for middle to high schoolers, but is probably most appropriate for upper-elementary classes.
4th - 8th Science 28 Views 18 Downloads
The Family Roles of Addiction
This set of slides goes through the different roles that the members of the family of an alcohol or chemical addict take on. Professional in appearance, it takes a straightforward, unemotional look at the "star," the "enabler," the "hero," and other positions taken in this imbalanced family.
9th - 12th Health 24 Views 19 Downloads
Making Logic Out of Madness
Tenth graders organize and interpret data from a student health program. In this physical education lesson, 10th graders use a body composition analyzer over 8 weeks to determine the validity of a student health program. Data obtained is organized into tables and graphs.
10th Math 21 Views 17 Downloads