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40 reviewed resources for healthy habits - germs

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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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HIV/AIDS & Other STDs, Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Assist your secondary special education class for understanding risky behavior, hygiene, and STDs. The class discusses how germs spread, how people get sick, and what needs to be done to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. They...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...
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Healthy Collage

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Even though this lesson focuses on germs in a unscientific way, it could be enriched to provide a more complete experience. Learners look at pictures and identify places germs congregate, like on phones, unwashed produce, and garbage...
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Hand Washing and Introduction to Growing Healthy Foods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars investigate hand washing. In this healthy habits lesson, students discover the benefits of hand washing. Young scholars examine the reasons to wash hands to prevent the spread of germs.
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Germs Away

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
From covering your mouth when you cough to skin infections, this resource is packed with lessons and activities designed to build awareness of the importance of proper hand washing for the prevention and spread of disease. It includes...
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Fight Bac!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discover the benefits to regular hand washing. In this fighting bacteria lesson, students complete a series of extension lessons and discussions on fighting germs and cleanliness. 
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Potato Experiment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Spur a discussion of germs using this lesson. Learners conduct an experiment with potatoes to determine how germs are transmitted. They then discuss ways to prevent the spread of germs. The emphasis is on hand washing.
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Antibiotic Attack

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students examine how antibiotics work and why they are effective. In this antibiotic lesson, students discover that when harmful germs get inside the body, the immune system may not be strong enough to fight the germs off.  Students play...
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Give your youngsters a comprehensive introduction to the importance of washing hands and preventing the spread of germs in three activities, which include identifying what germs are, discovering where germs live, and practicing a variety...
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Washing Germs Away

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students investigate germs. In this cross curriculum health and biology lesson, students listen to Old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth and identify ways in which flies spread germs. Students discuss hand washing during a visit by the school...
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Lesson 24: HIV/AIDS & Other STDs - Day 1: Germs & Risk

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This first instructional activity on sexually transmitted diseases focuses on germs, what they are, how they travel, and methods of protecting oneself from germs.
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Hygiene for Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students demonstrate the ability to practice good hygiene habits through activities, field trips, internet games, and group discussions. They focus on all areas of hygiene including washing hands, shampooing hair, showering, and brushing...
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Making Germ Monsters

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore germs. In this literacy and health lesson, students listen to the book Germs! Germs! Germs! by Bobbi Katz and discuss methods that prevent the spreading of germs. Students cut symmetrical shapes out of construction paper...
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What Happens to Our Bodies When We Get Sick?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore ways in which they become sick. They find out ways that there bodies fight off bacteria. Students watch a video from the Magic School Bus series:"Inside Raphie." After reviewing video students can openly discuss...
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How Germs Spread

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate how germs spread in this lesson. They listen to "The Flea's Sneeze" by Lynn Downey and make predictions on why the hog began sneezing. They then conduct an experiment using flour and paper cups demonstrating...
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Kitchen Check

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.
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The Case of the Classroom Cleanup

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars complete activities to learn about germs in their classroom and healthy habits. For this germs and health lesson, students participate in a classroom cleanup activity. Young scholars draw germs on a poster of the classroom...
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4-H Nutrition, Health & Fitness: Hand Washing

For Students 6th - 8th
Healthy habits are a must. This 4-H resource delves into the importance of proper hand washing. This could lead to a discussion of other ways to keep healthy.
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Hand Washing Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An engaging experiment allows scholars to understand why the recommendation is to wash for 20 seconds with soap and water — while making them aware of their own habits! 
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Importance of Hand Washing and Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers K - 5th
Young scholars examine a healthy lifestyle. In this hand washing lesson, students discover important times they should wash their hands and what is the proper way in which to do so. They participate in class discussions and an activity...
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Healthy, Happy Me

For Teachers K
Pupils examine how germs spread from person to person. They describe and practice responsible behaviors such as washing their hand for health and safety. They also examine techniques for personal hygiene.
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4th Grade Food Safety Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
From a high-speed hand-washing lesson to identifying important nutrients in fruits and veggies, this resource has several activity ideas and worksheets for teaching food safety to your learners.
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Wanted: The Infamous Five

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name the five most common types of foodborne pathogens. They comprehend how bacteria can grow and spread. Students are taught healthy hygiene and food-safety habits. They discuss the crimes of the five most wanted foodborne...

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