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4,751 resources with the keyterm health

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Smoking Danger Demonstration

For Teachers K - 12th
Learners watch a demonstration to show the harmful effects of smoking. During the demonstration, they discover how tar and nicotine attaches itself to the lungs. They write a brief summary of the demo and what information they gathered...
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Three Healthful Meals: A Practical Food-Guide-Pyramid Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students activate their knowledge of the food guide pyramid and the basic food groups in order to plan nutritious meals. They collect a handful of food images from magazines and glue them to the appropriate plates.
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Background of Diseases-- Germs or Genes?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the background of common diseases. In this personal health lesson, students research causative agents of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students use their research findings to create data tables in Microsoft...
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I Can Balance. You Can Balance.

For Teachers K - 5th
There are many, many reasons why people do not maintain an energy balance. Talk to your young learners about balance, what gets in the way of eating healthy, and things that get in the way of doing physical activity. Some obstacles may...
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Your Energy Out

For Teachers K - 5th
What kinds of physical activity should youngsters do more of? What kind of activities should they do enough of? What kind of activities should they do less of? Studies say that children should be doing about an hour of vigorous activity...
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Why Be Active?

For Teachers K - 5th
What are some of the benefits of physical activity? Young learners take a look at not just the physical benefits, but also the emotional and social benefits of being physically active. There is a heart rate activity to count their...
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Energy Plus!

For Teachers K - 2nd
This lesson plan seems pretty advanced for K-2nd graders, but there are some pieces that can be used with young learners. Look through this comprehensive, fact-filled lesson plan and pull out information and activities that you can adapt...
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Food and Energy

For Teachers K - 2nd
What is a calorie? How many calories do young people require? How many do athletes require? How many calories do adults need? Introduce learners to the calories in foods. Explain that different types of foods have different amounts of...
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Decisions, Decisions!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Introduce young learners to the conscious process of making decisions. Guide them through a scenario where a boy is going to a sleepover and is trying to decide whether to take his teddy bear or not. Use the included worksheet to write...
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Self-Awareness

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Having a good self-image can be very important to how well a person does later in life. Learners create anagram poems with their names. Each word must describe one's personality, emotions, or attitudes. The class discusses how they see...
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Soy: Filling in the Gaps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After studying a lengthy article on the possible health benefits of soybeans, health pros complete a worksheet.. They research one or more of the statements made in the article according to your choice. They then make recommendations for...
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Cross Out Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After reading a public health article, high schoolers identify groups that are at risk from secondhand smoke and what benefits have come from reduction of smoking in public places. The article isn't accessible via the link, but can be...
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Importance of Appropriate Food Handling in a Variety of Environments (Personal and Career)

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers study food contamination to better understand the importance of proper food handling.  First, they observe contaminated food and make observations on a food checklist. Then, they work in groups to devise a procedure for...
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Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Mature audiences are required for this lesson plan on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of...
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The Healthy Train

For Teachers K - 2nd
This presentation gives the lyrics for the song, "The Healthy Train." The song goes to the melody of the classic "The Wheels on the Bus" song. It's a clever song, in that the lyrics cover all of the basic food groups found in the food...
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Personal Strengths, Talents and Goals

For Teachers 4th
It's important to discuss individual strengths, goals, and talents. With a partner, fourth graders create a PowerPoint presentation of one of their classmates, showcasing their goals and talents. They then complete a worksheet showing...