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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.
Students plan a scavenger hunt for food and provide classmates with clues. In this animal adaptation instructional activity, 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.
Learners investigate how a whale's ear is different from those of other animals. In this sound activity, students watch a video that canhelp them understand how whales hear. Learners also conduct an investigation that shows students how vibrations transmitted into the inner ear create the sounds that we hear.
Students watch videos about hearing and hearing loss. In this hearing lesson, students discuss how they respond to a loud noise, define stimulus and watch a video clip about hearing. Students 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.
For this literature and history worksheet, learners 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.
In this 4-H leadership skill instructional activity 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. In this tooth care activity, 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.
Secondary special education high schoolers are introduced to the topics covered in health class. This is the first in a series of lessons focused teaching developmentally appropriate life and sexual health related topics. Intended for mild to moderately disabled students.
Investigate herbal medicine in the science or health classroom with this activity 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 activity 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.
Young scholars explore the effects of drugs and drug treatment programs in the science or health classroom.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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.
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.
The central video for this lesson 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 lesson 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.
Every health teacher should use this lesson, which prompts learners to research all the available resources and support organizations for any kind of health care in their area. Help your class learn what resources are in their own neighborhoods: clinics, dentists, youth organizations for gay and lesbians, counselors, and more. Extend the lesson to include colorful brochures about an organization they researched.
High schoolers examine the third pillar of Islam. They discover the influence of Islamic ideas and practices on other cultures, Explore the various meanings of social group and the ways that each group functions. Then, they research the relationship of family health to individual health. This is a well-organized instructional activity complete with several extension ideas, however do to the religious nature it may not be suitable for all public school settings.