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Nutrition -- A Lesson for Life - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students briefly explain the importance of nutrition in their everyday lives, and they tell you about how many calories they should consume in a day. They list readily available and affordable healthy foods that they LIKE to eat. Students explain why the above listed foods are healthy and list foods that they like, but explain why they should be the exception and not the rule in their diets.
How Animals Use Their Senses to Find Food
Young scholars consider how animals solve the problem of finding food, especially under harsh climatic conditions. They explore how bees communicate about food to other bees. They create a scavenger hunt for other teams.
All Kinds of Feelings
Students identify their own and others' feelings and emotions. They participate in a class discussion about feelings, develop a list of emotions, create a class collage, and role-play a "Feelings Dance."
Tree of Life
Students explore the importance of the tropical rain forest in different cultures. Through a cooperative game, they locate countries that are known for their forest resources. Students discuss the similarities and differences of various cultures who live and depend solely on tropical forests.
How Animals Use Their Senses to Find Food
Young scholars plan a scavenger hunt for food and provide classmates with clues. In this animal adaptation lesson, students view videos showing how various animal species find food. They create a scavenger hunt for their classmates that uses the senses and clues to find food.
How Whales Hear
Young scholars investigate how a whale's ear is different from those of other animals. In this sound lesson plan, students watch a video that canhelp them understand how whales hear. Young scholars also conduct an investigation that shows students how vibrations transmitted into the inner ear create the sounds that we hear.
Questions about Hearing
Young scholars watch videos about hearing and hearing loss. In this hearing lesson plan, students discuss how they respond to a loud noise, define stimulus and watch a video clip about hearing. Young scholars discuss the video, complete a worksheet on hearing loss, watch a case study on hearing loss and complete a diagram of the human ear and how we hear sound.
The Holocaust: An Introduction for Children (To Be Used with Number the Stars)
In this literature and history worksheet, young scholars prepare to read the novel by Lois Lowry Number the Stars. Students read the history behind the Nazi occupation of Denmark and the arrest of the Jews there. This is a 10 page historical account of the Holocaust events with photographs from WW1.
4-H Leadership Skills- Intermediate Activity Page
For this 4-H leadership skill worksheet set, students design a Leadership Coat-of-Arms using the given questions. They examine eight important qualities that leaders need to have and complete a checklist of the leadership qualities that they possess.
In order to be a good leader, student need to evaluate their own personality traits. Using this 30 question activity, learners can get a grasp on their strengths and areas that they can improve on to be a better leader.
Students explore physical health by researching good dental habits. For this tooth care lesson, students identify foods that promote good oral hygiene and discuss ways to improve their brushing habits. Students create paintings of smiling faces on paper and hang them in their classroom.
Does Mother Nature Know Best?
Investigate herbal medicine in the science or health classroom with this lesson from the New York Times. After a discussion about class members beliefs about and experiences with herbal medicines, pupils read an article that might impact their opinions. The lesson would be a good addition to a language arts class, as it focuses on word choice in informational text. The approach could be used in a science or health class as well.
Fighting Fire with Fire
Students explore the effects of drugs and drug treatment programs in the science or health classroom.
Don't Drink To That!
Students simulate the effects of alcohol on their vision and motor skills. Then, after doing additional research on the dangers of driving while intoxicated, students create an educational activity that might convince a particular target a
The first part of this article by PBS on the Miss America pageants can be used in a health class when it's time to talk about body image. There are links to related articles. There are some great questions for discussion. There are ideas for some projects the class can do. This article provides a lot of food for thought.
The Food Guide Pyramid
Students examine each level of the food pyramid and how many servings they should consume during the day. They study the important nutrients associated with each category of the food pyramid.
"What Is Depression?"
High schoolers examine the topic of depression and how it relates to their own lives. They watch and discuss a video, complete a worksheet about their own experiences, and in small groups design and display a poster.
That's My Line
Students work together to brainstorm dialogues intended to persuade another person to engage in a sexual activity. They supply creative and persuasive refusals to these requests.
Puberty/Adolescence, Day 1: Overview
What a simple way to have a health class learn about puberty! Worksheet 1 has a list of statements about puberty, and the class puts checkmarks in the boxes that they think applies to boys and/or to girls. Sure to promote lively discussion, this resource reminds students that puberty is a process.
Wherever We Go, There They Are!
The central video for this activity is not available through the included resource link. However, the activity that simulates the passing of a virus through a population is impacting and the other resource links are invaluable. Use this activity in a life science unit when covering viruses, or in a health class when covering communicable disease. Either way, you will find a plethora of ideas written into this resource, including cross-curricular extensions.