Injury Prevention and Safety Teacher Resources
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Climbing: merit badge
In this climbing worksheet, learners fill out short answer questions using their workbook about climbing and safety in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 12 questions total.
Students examine the potential health dangers of mountain climbing in high altitudes and deep-sea diving. They write a health and safety column for a fictional magazine about extreme outdoor sports that explains the risks involved in these activities.
Seventh graders take a survey to determine their attitudes toward sexuality. In groups, they identify female and male reproductive organs and develop a list of secondary sex traits during puberty. They also discuss the stages of the menstrual cycle and how the fetus develops. To end the lesson, they discuss how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Hear No Evil
Students explore the function of the ears. In this sense of hearing lesson, students read the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear and discuss the things the Polar Bear heard. Students construct simple musical instruments and use their ears to identify the sounds of the instrument.
Rape: Psychology, Prevention and Impact
Learners are introduced to the characteristics of rape. As a class, they identify statements as either facts or myths about rape. In groups, they complete a survey to identify their own perceptions about rape and compare them with other classmates. They develop their own responses if they are threatened by a rapist and determine the emotional needs of a victim to end the lesson.
Confident Commute: Increasing Safety for Teen Drivers
Students brainstorm possible causes for motor vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. In this biology lesson plan, students study national data regarding teen driving behaviors. They create awareness materials to help promote safe driving practices.
Safety in the Kitchen
Students apply established safety rules and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment. They survey safety hazards that may occur and take precautions in preventing injuries or accidents from happening by creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
Operate and Maintain Equipment
Students are given a laboratory activity, they operate and maintain equipment according to manufacturer's recommended standards. Students are given a laboratory situation, comply with equipment safety zones according to industry standards on an assessment instrument. Also, students are given safety symbols, interpret symbols with an accuracy of 100% on an assessment instrument.
It's Good To Be Prepared For An Earthquake
Students discuss safety procedures of how to be prepared in an earthquake, discuss plate boundaries, and complete a worksheet. In this earthquake lesson plan, students also make an emergency kit.
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Swimming
This merit badge workbook for swimming provides a checklist of achievements necessary to secure this Boy Scout badge. It includes 10 potential health concerns related to swimming and asks about their prevention and treatment. This is a thorough evaluation of swimming-related knowledge.
The Science of Sleep and Daily Rhythms
Students observe their own daily rhythms by going to bed earlier and seeing what happens to their day afterwards. In this sleep lesson plan, students experiment with their own sleep cycles and answer questions about what happened because of the change in sleep.
Boy Scout Merit Badge: Motorboating
In this boy scout merit badge: motorboating learning exercise, 8th graders research the topic with the websites listed, answer 6 detailed questions about safety, first aid, types of motors, maintenance, laws, and equipment, then demonstrate boat-handling skills.
Students take a personal inventory about behaviors. They determine if there are risky behaviors present that could be harmful. The inventory is used to help students examine how to make healthy decisions.
Doing Science Safely
Students are introduced to how to practice science experiments safely outside of school. In groups, they create a poster showing the safety guidelines and responses to specific situations should they occur. They also practice using different scientific tools properly.
Dear Pen Pal, Be Sun Safe
Students write a persuasive letter encouraging a friend to be sun safe. They identify safety precautions that can prevent injury from UV rays. Students circle the most effective sun safety items from the list on the board. They discuss why it is important to protect themselves from the sun.
Module 6: Survivor in rescue 117: Emergency Rescue and Transport
Students identify and practice the proper techniques for conducting an emergency rescue and transport of an injured person. In this health lesson, students examine circumstances to determine if and how patients should be safely moved after an injury.
Students study and are evaluated on the use of arc welding equipment. They demonstrate safety techniques by changing the lens and head gear on a welding helmet.
Students conduct experiments with fruit falling from playground equipment to explain the effects of falling off playground equipment.
Fun in the Sun: Skin Cancer in the United States
Students explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies lesson plan, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Students write a public service announcement about sun safety.
Young scholars recognize threatening situations and methods to get help.