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Young scholars explore tornadoes, the damage they cause, and how to rate tornadoes. They will investigate the Fujita Damage Scale of tornado intensity, and use it to complete a mock engineering analysis of damage caused by a tornado. Lastly, they will evaluate some basic tornado safety procedures.
Buildings often have decorative components and furnishings that can pose a hazard during an earthquake. Learners examine the classroom for such non-structural features. They consider fictional scenarios and discuss what actions would be best to take in each. Pictures are meant to be shown to support this exercise, but are not available through the embedded link. Links for the handouts are not working either. However, if you are looking for discussion material about earthquake safety, this will fit the bill.
Students explain how safety belts prevent injury. They identify three other safety features in a vehicle. Students discuss how fast 40 miles per hour is. They discuss how high a five story building is. Students discuss other types of safety harnesses and people who use them, like construction workers, race car drivers, etc.
Students investigate the concept of skin cancer and its relation to using tanning beds that expose people to artificial ultraviolet rays. They research the effects and look for ways to prevent the onset of skin cancer from the information obtained. They compose public service announcements with the results of the research to discourage the use of tanning beds.
Students explore Earth science by investigating natural disasters. In this earthquakes instructional activity, students discuss the impact of tectonic shifts in our planet and the eventual outcome of earthquakes. Students view a video on-line which demonstrates proper safety precautions to take before an earthquake happens.
Sixth graders explore heart health and exercise. In this physical fitness lesson, 6th graders research the effects of exercise on the heart. Students create a pulse rate chart, calculate their skinfold mass, and complete several related puzzles and activities on the Internet.
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 plan, they discuss how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
Young scholars explore the function of the ears. For 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. Young scholars construct simple musical instruments and use their ears to identify the sounds of the instrument.
Students correctly read and assess a food label. In this science, health, and math lesson plan, students design a Power Point presentation that evaluates a food label and the effects products have on the human body. Students develop a food diary for a member of their household for data analysis.