Students are introduced to historical research with primary sources and explore the origins of public health in Red Wing.
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What Is Respiratory Infection?
Empower your pupils to be germ stoppers! The heart of these lessons lies in stopping the spread of germs and keeping clean hands in order to prevent cases like a respiratory infection. It includes a game to simulate how germs can spread...
4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Don't Mess with Mercury (Lesson B)
At one point, people thought mercury was therapeutic for humans, but now we know it is highly toxic. The second of three activities covering mercury focuses on its health hazards if humans are exposed. Pairs research and answer questions...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Public Health Survey: Do This Before Watching the Movie
Before watching the PBS film The Most Dangerous Woman in America about Mary Mallon (aka "Typhoid Pary"), have your class fill out a survey about their opinions on infectious diseases. The second page of the activity provides six...
6th - 10th Health
The Infection Game: The Shape of Change
Encourage the spread of knowledge in your class with this cross-curricular epidemic simulation. Pulling together science, social studies, and math, this instructional activity engages students in modeling the spread of infectious...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Risky Are Vaccines?
Are vaccines protection from infection — or are they risky business? Learners weigh the pros and cons in a short, animated video. The narrator discusses the many illnesses eradicated through world-wide use of vaccines and sheds light on...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed