Injury Prevention and Safety Teacher Resources
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It's Your Life - Safe or Sorry/Safety Issues
Students examine and chart data about safety hazards and unsafe situations. For this safety hazard lesson, students examine newspapers and web sites to investigate injuries from safety hazards. They make a spreadsheet using the data and make a graph using the spreadsheet.
Dogfighting Lesson Two - Bite Prevention and Community
Learners discover how to prevent dog bites by completing worksheets and watching a video. In this animal safety lesson plan, students view a video called Dogs, Cats and Big Kids, taking notes throughout. Learners take a quiz and create a picture book explaining appropriate pet care techniques.
Health Education: An Integrated Approach; Unintentional Injuries
Third graders identify methods for preventing common injuries. In this injury prevention lesson, 3rd graders first study cartoons of injuries occurring, then write down their thoughts on these images. Next, the teacher shares many statistics on childhood injuries; students then work to identify intentional and unintentional injuries and develop strategies to avoid them.
Personal Development (Safety and Injury Prevention)
Demonstrate an ability to make informed choices about the prevention of injury with your class and others. Through class discussion, observational studies, simulation, and the creation of a handbook, high schoolers will understand the principles behind prevention of injury in school and the work place.
Summer Safety Safari
First graders demonstrate their understanding of summer safety by creating guidelines for Summer Safety posters.
Safety Comes First
Here is a thorough lesson on safety in the chemistry lab. Chemists review a detailed list of safety rules, draw the layout of the laboratory area to include emergency equipment, identify hazard warnings, and consult the MSDS in order to address a hypothetical chemical accident. Instructor's notes and a student lab sheet are provided in this well-written and vital lesson plan.
On 'Punched Out': Looking at Brain Trauma and Other Risks of Violent Sports
The tragic story of Derek Boogard, a hockey star whose sports-related brain injuries eventually lead to his death, is told through a series of videos. There are also articles that can be read. This poignant lesson gets participants to consider and discuss the physical dangers of contact sports, as well as the emotional toll. In small groups, learners then prepare presentations about the relationship between sports and brain trauma.
New! Managing Training Loads and Sports Injuries
How can our young athletes work to reduce sports injuries and avoid risks associated with overtraining? Discover the major components of managing and monitoring an individual's training load, as well as the warning signs and symptoms of overtraining.
Sports Injury Symptoms and Causes
Students research possible symptoms and causes of sports injuries. They research websites to list injuries and causes on a worksheet as they complete the template. After conducting their research, they discuss how sports injuries can be prevented.
Avoiding Sports Injuries
Students research sports injuries and how to deal with the injury. In this injury prevention lesson plan, the teacher introduces several exercise risk factors and prevention techniques, then students work in small groups to conduct research on a type of injury and create a five-minute skit to present to the class showing how to deal with the injury.
Am I Safe at the Workplace?: Safety and Health Concerns in the Workplace
Ninth graders investigate how to prevent accidents in the workplace. They read and discuss a handout, examine OSHA/EPA guidelines, and create a poster depicting safety policies and procedures.
Safety at Home
First graders identify safety hazards in the home and learn ways to prevent home accidents. In this home safety lesson, 1st graders discuss ways to keep a home safe by brainstorming and then reading a story about home safety. They make clocks with moveable hands, and move through imaginary rooms in a house while displaying a likely time for being in that room. They finally discuss potential hazards in each room they "visit".
Isn't It Ionic?
Students research the properties and health risks of organic chemical solvents. They create a Safety with Solvents newsletter to share with others in their school and community.
Escape! Because Accidents Happen-Fire
Students view a video clip about fire safety. They work together to research fire safety strategies in public and private buildings. They create a prototype of a building using safety measures.
Safety: merit badge
In this safety worksheet, students use their workbook to answer short answer questions about different safety precautions. Students complete 7 questions total to get their merit badge.
Fire Safety: merit badge
In this fire safety worksheet, students fill out short answer questions using their workbook about fire safety in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 12 questions total.
Learners study velocity and how to cross streets safely. They identify the ten most common causes of childhood trauma, watch movies on pedestrian safety and use the Internet to research the issue of pedestrian safety
Cover Your Mouth Please!
Second graders investigate how to slow the spread of germs from coughing and sneezing. In this illness prevention lesson, 2nd graders talk about why people cough and sneeze before telling about ways to prevent the spread of germs. They talk about why humans cough and sneeze to clear out debris. They learn to wash their hands properly and how to sneeze into a tissue.
Student Safety Contract
With spaces for both your science pupils and their parents to sign, this laboratory safety contract is a must-have for your science classes. Twenty-one rules applying to protection and hazard prevention are listed. Discuss them with your junior scientists and then have them take the contract home to share with their parents. Involving parents should emphasize the importance of these guidelines.
Young scholars compare and contrast the conditions of the 1918 influenza outbreak with those of today. They try to identify prevention strategies for infectious diseases.