Personal and Community Health Teacher Resources
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Students develop skills in making nutritionally-sound food choices. Keeping a food diary, they analyze their food intake using the food pyramid as a guide. Students identify and explain the relationship of nutrition to personal health and fitness.
Pupils identify plant diversity in the rainforest and the role that animals and habitats play in scientific research. They differentiate between natural habitat and laboratory research and work collaboratively to produce a video news report.
Ninth graders investigate the structure of proteins and how it affects their function. They build a protein model with four helix units and describe how this structure aids the protein in doing its jobs.
The students will learn about and do research on health care workers. In this lesson students learn about community health care workers through doing research. Their final work is then collated to make a class book.
Pupils discover ways to control pests and improve sanitation. In this pests and diseases instructional activity, students read passages about maintaining cleanliness in a home and ways to eradicate insects, rats, and pests.
Students communicate the biological basis for an aspect of a public health issue in a visual manner. They use the basics of a variety of diseases and epidemics to create their Public Health poster and service message.
Eighth graders are introduced to the various types of contraceptions available. In groups, they focus on a different type of contraception method and share their ideas with the class. As a class, they complete a worksheet on birth control pills and identify the most effective method when it comes to avoidance of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Students discover how doctors custom fit prescription drugs to patients. In this health science lesson, students explain the risks associated with drug abuse. They discuss common myths about prescription drugs.
Second graders study health behaviors rerlated to nutrition.
Learners write a written summary of what they have learned about the astronaut nutritional diet in comparison with their own diet habits.
Second graders brainstorm, and then share ideas of how they can behave responsibly by respecting the rights of others. This is lesson one of seven in the unit, A Television in My Room.
Seventh graders practice applying strategies and skills needed to attain personal health goals, including changing health issues, abilities, priorities and responsibilities. They explain, after listing three goals, one detour they might encounter for each goal.
Fifth graders discuss reasons for going to the doctor. In this doctor's visit instructional activity, 5th graders read a chapter from the text and complete a checkup word search to match definitions and terms. Students answer questions at the end of the chapter.
Students investigate how heart rate is affected by body position and exercise. In this biology instructional activity, students create a flyer or photostory about the real world application of this instructional activity. They calculate their fitness level.
In this personal health activity, students research biographies of famous people using the Internet or library in order to nominate someone for an empathy award. They fill out the nomination form for this fictitious award by telling how their nominee has shown empathy.
In this personal health worksheet, students design a collage using magazine pictures or original drawings that show what they see when they look at a personal reflection. The depict their skills, and accomplishments in the picture of a mirror on the worksheet.
In this personal health worksheet, students read a short entry about the eating and sleeping habits of a set of twins. They describe why the twins do not have energy during the day before listing 3 ways to improve their eating habits, and 3 ways to improve their sleeping habits.
In this personal health worksheet, students paste or draw pictures of food that are a part of a healthy breakfast on a place setting. They explain why they are healthy choices by writing next to each item.
Learners, through teacher lecture and instruction, review the personal wellness habits that can prevent illness and maintain good health. Hopefully, if students adopt these habits they will decrease their chance of getting sick.
What is really the best way to get rid of hiccups? Investigate some old wives' tales and folk remedies related to health. Middle schoolers explore the science behind why people might believe these myths to be true and find the real scientific causes or reasons for their effects. Use this lesson plan in your unit about persuasive or expository writing, and encourage young writers to back up their findings with evidence.