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K - 5

Sparky the Fire Dog Fire Safety
http://www.sparky.org

This website has games, Q & A, safety tips, activities for the family, and other fire safety fun.

Personal Health
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/health_fitness/g2.html

This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

USFA Kids
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/kids/flash.shtm

This interactive site has information and resources on fire safety for teachers, students, and parents.

Dental Health Games
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/for-kids/for-kids-and-preteens/games-and-quizzes.aspx

This page contains links to three different dental health games for grades 1-3.

Stay Away Tooth Decay
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/404/stay-away-tooth-decay/

This experiment teaches students the importance of brushing their teeth.

Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education-printables#food_groups_worksheet

Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

MyPyramid Bingo
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_my_pyramid_bingo.pdf

This is a Bingo type game to help students learn about the Food Pyramid.

MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate-Match-Game.aspx?Referer=mealsmatter

This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

Zoonoses
http://www.adph.org/epi/default.asp?id=3384

This resource from the Alabama Department of Public Health offers links to downloadable information sheets about diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals.

Kids Health Galaxy
http://www.chop.edu/kidshealthgalaxy/index.html

This web site is hosted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It provides helpful information for children about hospitals and people who work in them, as well as fun and games.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

This website has many resources that let students evaluate themselves and others to see if they are being bullied or if they themselves are bullies. It has games and webisodes that help students stop bullying and stand up to bullies.

McGruff.org
http://www.mcgruff.org

McGruff is a website featuring a dog character that fights crime. Kids can reach games, coloring sheets, videos, and advice from exploring this website. Also, parents and teachers are offered information about bullying and other aspects of health to better educate students.

Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/nutrition/riddles.htm

This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/game_nutrition.html

An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

Henry the Hand
http://www.henrythehand.com/

This website is great for teaching kids how to properly wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs.

Bonko's Body Quiz
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/smoking_flash.html

Students can visit this website and test their knowledge on the physical effects of smoking.

Nutrition in Me...Keeps me Healthy!
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_keeps_me_healthy.pdf

This is a fun handout for students learning about nutrition.

Healthy Eating Quiz
http://www.healthyfridge.org/kids1.html

This is a short quiz for young children to take to learn about healthy eating. Children can learn about all healthy foods and how to keep their heart healthy and strong.

How Lou Got the Flu
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/04_lou/04_lou.html

This resource reinforces learning about germs. It is a fun story for children to read about how germs are transmitted.

What's in a cigarette?
http://www.smokefreeforsyth.org/tobacco_cigarette.aspx

This webpage has a list of chemicals found in cigarettes.

The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.com/NJ/SetonHallUniversity/TheFoodPyramid/index.html

In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

Waste Water Investigation
http://www.sciencebug.org/waste_water.html

This site has a video and background information about waste water. There are 4 activities to complete that include off line investigations and quizzes.

Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=3&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.

The Pulse is Right
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=2&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity takes students through taking their heart beat from a resting stage through various levels of exercise.


6 - 8

Sparky the Fire Dog Fire Safety
http://www.sparky.org

This website has games, Q & A, safety tips, activities for the family, and other fire safety fun.

Fire Safety Skills Tag
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6852

This lesson allows students to practice strategies of what they should do in the event of a fire.

Personal Health
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/health_fitness/g2.html

This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

USFA Kids
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/kids/flash.shtm

This interactive site has information and resources on fire safety for teachers, students, and parents.

Glitter Germs
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/334.shtml

Students will learn about germs and the importance of washing hands

Dental Hygiene: Homemade Toothpaste
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEDentalHygieneHomemadeToothpasteK1.htm

Students learn the importance of dental hygiene while making homemade toothpaste.

Dental Health Games
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/for-kids/for-kids-and-preteens/games-and-quizzes.aspx

This page contains links to three different dental health games for grades 1-3.

Stay Away Tooth Decay
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/404/stay-away-tooth-decay/

This experiment teaches students the importance of brushing their teeth.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Resources for teaching handwashing hygiene to students: includes downloadable posters, podcasts, etc.

Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education-printables#food_groups_worksheet

Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

Food Pyramid
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/foodpyramid/#top

In this lesson, studetns will identify the food groups, record what they eat in a day, and compare what they ate with the recommended daily amounts.

MyPyramid Bingo
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_my_pyramid_bingo.pdf

This is a Bingo type game to help students learn about the Food Pyramid.

MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate-Match-Game.aspx?Referer=mealsmatter

This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

Zoonoses
http://www.adph.org/epi/default.asp?id=3384

This resource from the Alabama Department of Public Health offers links to downloadable information sheets about diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals.

Tobacco/Smoking
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEArt-TobaccoSmoking-EffectsAndRolePlayPeerPressWithPuppetsK3.htm

Puppet role play to help kids with the peer pressure of smoking.

Kids Health Galaxy
http://www.chop.edu/kidshealthgalaxy/index.html

This web site is hosted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It provides helpful information for children about hospitals and people who work in them, as well as fun and games.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

This website has many resources that let students evaluate themselves and others to see if they are being bullied or if they themselves are bullies. It has games and webisodes that help students stop bullying and stand up to bullies.

McGruff.org
http://www.mcgruff.org

McGruff is a website featuring a dog character that fights crime. Kids can reach games, coloring sheets, videos, and advice from exploring this website. Also, parents and teachers are offered information about bullying and other aspects of health to better educate students.

Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/nutrition/riddles.htm

This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/food-smarts-mypyramid-for-kids.cfm

In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

The Food Guide Pyramid and It's Importance
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1325.html

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the food guide pyramid, the six food groups, and what types are healthy and why.

Food Pyramid Game
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/lesson-plans/health/food-pyramid-game.htm

This is a fun interactive game for students to play and learn about the Food Pyramid.

Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/game_nutrition.html

An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

Henry the Hand
http://www.henrythehand.com/

This website is great for teaching kids how to properly wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs.

Bonko's Body Quiz
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/smoking_flash.html

Students can visit this website and test their knowledge on the physical effects of smoking.

The Great American Smokeout: Anti-Smoking Activities 'Permeate' the Curriculum
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson034.shtml

This web page includes a collection of interdisciplinary activities to drive home the anti-smoking message and anti-smoking Internet sites to visit.

Nutrition in Me...Keeps me Healthy!
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_keeps_me_healthy.pdf

This is a fun handout for students learning about nutrition.

Healthy Eating Quiz
http://www.healthyfridge.org/kids1.html

This is a short quiz for young children to take to learn about healthy eating. Children can learn about all healthy foods and how to keep their heart healthy and strong.

How Lou Got the Flu
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/04_lou/04_lou.html

This resource reinforces learning about germs. It is a fun story for children to read about how germs are transmitted.

What's in a cigarette?
http://www.smokefreeforsyth.org/tobacco_cigarette.aspx

This webpage has a list of chemicals found in cigarettes.

The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.com/NJ/SetonHallUniversity/TheFoodPyramid/index.html

In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

Design-A-Meal
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=68

In this lesson, students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.

Salt, To Use or Not To Use
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=248

This lesson plan discusses the importance of salt and how to regulate the compsumption of salt in students' diets. Students will conduct an experiment to see the effects of having too much salt in your diet.

Smoking Scavenger Hunt
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/smoking_scavenger_hunt.html

A great lesson plan for discussing cigarette smoking with students. Computers and internet connection are needed to view videos. A pretest is available to assess student's knowledge prior to lesson and can be used afterward to see what they learned. A variety of teaching strategies are used.

Saying No!
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2195.shtml

Students present short skits on ways to say no to drugs.

A Healthy Body Image
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=73

In this lesson, students will explore the impact of magazine advertisements on body image and individual purchasing.

The Air We Breathe
http://prezi.com/h4qdkymwuxj8/the-air-we-breathe/?utm_campaign=gro&utm_medium=email&utm_source=em0nl0explore

This Prezi illustrates factors that contribute to air pollution. Teachers can use this tool to presenting information to reinforce learning

Waste Water Investigation
http://www.sciencebug.org/waste_water.html

This site has a video and background information about waste water. There are 4 activities to complete that include off line investigations and quizzes.

Let's Have Some R & R: Recycle and Reuse
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/earth/recycling.html

This lesson plan will teach kids about the importance of recycling. Try some fun recycling activities as children learn some important concepts along the way.

The Dangers of Drug Abuse
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/dangers_of_drug_abuse.html

In this lesson, students will evaluate the health hazards of illegal and legal drugs, explain why it's important to stay drug free, and describe the health risks of using drugs.

You are Here: Consumer Education at the Mall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0020-you-are-here-consumer-education-mall

In this interactive game, students learn about being an informed consumer.

Deadly Highs: Substance Abuse
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/deadlyhighs/

This lesson plan offers a unique approach to learning about substance abuse as it focuses on student-directed activities. The activities allow students to explore the dangers of substance abuse and get directly involved in the prevention process.

Make It True
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6398

Students learn about the dangers of smoking.

Tobacco vs. Kids
http://tobaccofreekids.org

This site offers information about the dangers of tobacco and the effect it has on our nations youth. Provides resources that can be used in the classroom for instruction about tobacco use.

What To Do If You Get a Robocall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0028-what-do-if-you-get-robocall

This video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division describes what a robocall is and what a phone answerer should do in the event he/she receives such a call. Includes a written transcript of the video.

You Are What You Eat
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981229tuesday.html

In this lesson, students evaluate their eating habits, focusing on the ways in which one assesses whether or not his or her diet is nutritious. Students work in small groups to design a menu for a healthy lunch and write a paragraph justifying their choices. For homework, students maintain a food diary over the course of a week and write a reflective essay discussing their food intake and proposing ways to make their diet healthier

Too Much of a Sweet Thing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990921tuesday.html

Students will examine the growing prevalence of processed sugar in the American diet, first through a demonstration that makes graphically clear the amount of sugar an average boy and girl consumes on a daily basis. They then will explore the issue in greater depth through the featured article. Finally, student teams will devise illustrated posters for a Sweet Health campaign, aimed at persuading other children and parents of the potential dangers of processed sugar over-consumption and the value of healthy eating alternatives.

Sugar-Coating the Facts
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020219tuesday.html?pagewanted=all

In this lesson, students explore the food industry's influence on American children's nutritional habits and analyze the nutrition charts found on food packaging. They then synthesize their knowledge by designing "warning labels" to be placed on products that are targeted to children to better represent the contents' nutritional value.

'Got Milk?' or 'Not Milk!'? - That Is the Question!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000926tuesday.html

In this lesson, students critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you).

Open Heart Transplant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eheart/transplantwave.html

This website allows students to interact to perform operation Heart Transplant. The site takes students step-by-step through the procedure to use the appropriate surgery utensils. The Adobe Shockplayer free download is required.

Drug Abuse Brochure
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/drugabuse3/index.html

This lesson plan requires the student to use the synthesis level of Bloom's Taxonomy. The student will create a brochure to be distributed to other students in the school. This requires Publisher by Microsoft Office. If this program is not available, a poster can be substituted and displayed on bulletin boards thoughout the school.

Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/3386

This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

Nature's Superheroes
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020806tuesday.html

In this lesson, students compare their prior knowledge about the relationship between sunlight and cancer with new findings. They then research how different vitamins and minerals affect the human body.

Nutrition Data
http://nutritiondata.self.com/

This is a great website to use for information on healthy food and nutrition.

Do You Know Your Food?
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/healthy-games/7-ride-the-food-label-game-nutrient-information

Students play an online game that teaches them about the food they eat everyday by placing foods in a shopping cart based on certain questions.

Katrina Mental Health
http://sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=341

They say time heals all wounds, but in the case of Hurricane Katrina, time isn't working like it should. This according to a recent update on the mental health of those affected by the disaster. Study director Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School says that rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts usually spike right after a major disaster but gradually decline over the next few years.

Organic Feud
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030325tuesday.html

In this lesson, students examine possible pesticide exposure in their fruit and vegetable consumption. They then compile fact sheets exploring various organic food issues and interview their parents about the food choices they make for their children

Nutrition Quest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnet-lab/motthallschool/asalcedo/NutritionQuest/nutritionindex.htm

This website uses assessments and activities to get students on track to better nutrition.

Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=304

To examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.

So Little Time
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20031015wednesday.html

This lesson plans uses articles from the New York Times to learn about the evolution of AIDS over the past twenty years.

Good Hygiene is Key to Preventing MRSA
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/88079.php

This is a good article for teachers to read about how MRSA (staph infection) spreads. This has become important in schools recently. Children, teachers, and staff at schools need to be protected from this potentially dangerous infection.

Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solve-the-outbreak/id592485067?mt=8

This is an app for Apple devices, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students get to be Disease Detectives. They are given clues, then analyze data, and solve cases. The better their solution, the higher their score, and the more lives are saved. Promotes problem solving.

Surviving AIDS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2603_aids.html

A great activity for teaching students about HIV/AIDS. Students will create an outline for a newspaper on the topic of HIV/AIDS. An extension of the lesson is to have students write an editorial debating the ethical and economic issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Teen Substance Abuse
http://www.focusas.com/SubstanceAbuse.html

This website is great for information, resources, and support on teen substance abuse.

Kids Walk-to-School
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/

KidsWalk-to-School is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.

Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.


9 - 12

Sparky the Fire Dog Fire Safety
http://www.sparky.org

This website has games, Q & A, safety tips, activities for the family, and other fire safety fun.

Fire Safety Skills Tag
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6852

This lesson allows students to practice strategies of what they should do in the event of a fire.

Personal Health
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/health_fitness/g2.html

This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

USFA Kids
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/kids/flash.shtm

This interactive site has information and resources on fire safety for teachers, students, and parents.

Glitter Germs
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/334.shtml

Students will learn about germs and the importance of washing hands

Dental Hygiene: Homemade Toothpaste
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEDentalHygieneHomemadeToothpasteK1.htm

Students learn the importance of dental hygiene while making homemade toothpaste.

Dental Health Games
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/for-kids/for-kids-and-preteens/games-and-quizzes.aspx

This page contains links to three different dental health games for grades 1-3.

Stay Away Tooth Decay
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/404/stay-away-tooth-decay/

This experiment teaches students the importance of brushing their teeth.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Resources for teaching handwashing hygiene to students: includes downloadable posters, podcasts, etc.

Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education-printables#food_groups_worksheet

Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

Food Pyramid
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/foodpyramid/#top

In this lesson, studetns will identify the food groups, record what they eat in a day, and compare what they ate with the recommended daily amounts.

MyPyramid Bingo
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_my_pyramid_bingo.pdf

This is a Bingo type game to help students learn about the Food Pyramid.

MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate-Match-Game.aspx?Referer=mealsmatter

This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

Zoonoses
http://www.adph.org/epi/default.asp?id=3384

This resource from the Alabama Department of Public Health offers links to downloadable information sheets about diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals.

Tobacco/Smoking
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEArt-TobaccoSmoking-EffectsAndRolePlayPeerPressWithPuppetsK3.htm

Puppet role play to help kids with the peer pressure of smoking.

Kids Health Galaxy
http://www.chop.edu/kidshealthgalaxy/index.html

This web site is hosted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It provides helpful information for children about hospitals and people who work in them, as well as fun and games.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

This website has many resources that let students evaluate themselves and others to see if they are being bullied or if they themselves are bullies. It has games and webisodes that help students stop bullying and stand up to bullies.

McGruff.org
http://www.mcgruff.org

McGruff is a website featuring a dog character that fights crime. Kids can reach games, coloring sheets, videos, and advice from exploring this website. Also, parents and teachers are offered information about bullying and other aspects of health to better educate students.

Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/nutrition/riddles.htm

This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/food-smarts-mypyramid-for-kids.cfm

In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

The Food Guide Pyramid and It's Importance
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1325.html

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the food guide pyramid, the six food groups, and what types are healthy and why.

Food Pyramid Game
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/lesson-plans/health/food-pyramid-game.htm

This is a fun interactive game for students to play and learn about the Food Pyramid.

Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/game_nutrition.html

An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

Henry the Hand
http://www.henrythehand.com/

This website is great for teaching kids how to properly wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs.

Bonko's Body Quiz
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/smoking_flash.html

Students can visit this website and test their knowledge on the physical effects of smoking.

The Great American Smokeout: Anti-Smoking Activities 'Permeate' the Curriculum
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson034.shtml

This web page includes a collection of interdisciplinary activities to drive home the anti-smoking message and anti-smoking Internet sites to visit.

Nutrition in Me...Keeps me Healthy!
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_keeps_me_healthy.pdf

This is a fun handout for students learning about nutrition.

Healthy Eating Quiz
http://www.healthyfridge.org/kids1.html

This is a short quiz for young children to take to learn about healthy eating. Children can learn about all healthy foods and how to keep their heart healthy and strong.

How Lou Got the Flu
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/04_lou/04_lou.html

This resource reinforces learning about germs. It is a fun story for children to read about how germs are transmitted.

What's in a cigarette?
http://www.smokefreeforsyth.org/tobacco_cigarette.aspx

This webpage has a list of chemicals found in cigarettes.

The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.com/NJ/SetonHallUniversity/TheFoodPyramid/index.html

In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

Design-A-Meal
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=68

In this lesson, students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.

Salt, To Use or Not To Use
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=248

This lesson plan discusses the importance of salt and how to regulate the compsumption of salt in students' diets. Students will conduct an experiment to see the effects of having too much salt in your diet.

Smoking Scavenger Hunt
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/smoking_scavenger_hunt.html

A great lesson plan for discussing cigarette smoking with students. Computers and internet connection are needed to view videos. A pretest is available to assess student's knowledge prior to lesson and can be used afterward to see what they learned. A variety of teaching strategies are used.

Saying No!
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2195.shtml

Students present short skits on ways to say no to drugs.

A Healthy Body Image
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=73

In this lesson, students will explore the impact of magazine advertisements on body image and individual purchasing.

The Air We Breathe
http://prezi.com/h4qdkymwuxj8/the-air-we-breathe/?utm_campaign=gro&utm_medium=email&utm_source=em0nl0explore

This Prezi illustrates factors that contribute to air pollution. Teachers can use this tool to presenting information to reinforce learning

Waste Water Investigation
http://www.sciencebug.org/waste_water.html

This site has a video and background information about waste water. There are 4 activities to complete that include off line investigations and quizzes.

Let's Have Some R & R: Recycle and Reuse
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/earth/recycling.html

This lesson plan will teach kids about the importance of recycling. Try some fun recycling activities as children learn some important concepts along the way.

The Dangers of Drug Abuse
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/dangers_of_drug_abuse.html

In this lesson, students will evaluate the health hazards of illegal and legal drugs, explain why it's important to stay drug free, and describe the health risks of using drugs.

You are Here: Consumer Education at the Mall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0020-you-are-here-consumer-education-mall

In this interactive game, students learn about being an informed consumer.

Deadly Highs: Substance Abuse
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/deadlyhighs/

This lesson plan offers a unique approach to learning about substance abuse as it focuses on student-directed activities. The activities allow students to explore the dangers of substance abuse and get directly involved in the prevention process.

Make It True
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6398

Students learn about the dangers of smoking.

Tobacco vs. Kids
http://tobaccofreekids.org

This site offers information about the dangers of tobacco and the effect it has on our nations youth. Provides resources that can be used in the classroom for instruction about tobacco use.

What To Do If You Get a Robocall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0028-what-do-if-you-get-robocall

This video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division describes what a robocall is and what a phone answerer should do in the event he/she receives such a call. Includes a written transcript of the video.

You Are What You Eat
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981229tuesday.html

In this lesson, students evaluate their eating habits, focusing on the ways in which one assesses whether or not his or her diet is nutritious. Students work in small groups to design a menu for a healthy lunch and write a paragraph justifying their choices. For homework, students maintain a food diary over the course of a week and write a reflective essay discussing their food intake and proposing ways to make their diet healthier

Too Much of a Sweet Thing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990921tuesday.html

Students will examine the growing prevalence of processed sugar in the American diet, first through a demonstration that makes graphically clear the amount of sugar an average boy and girl consumes on a daily basis. They then will explore the issue in greater depth through the featured article. Finally, student teams will devise illustrated posters for a Sweet Health campaign, aimed at persuading other children and parents of the potential dangers of processed sugar over-consumption and the value of healthy eating alternatives.

Sugar-Coating the Facts
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020219tuesday.html?pagewanted=all

In this lesson, students explore the food industry's influence on American children's nutritional habits and analyze the nutrition charts found on food packaging. They then synthesize their knowledge by designing "warning labels" to be placed on products that are targeted to children to better represent the contents' nutritional value.

'Got Milk?' or 'Not Milk!'? - That Is the Question!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000926tuesday.html

In this lesson, students critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you).

Open Heart Transplant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eheart/transplantwave.html

This website allows students to interact to perform operation Heart Transplant. The site takes students step-by-step through the procedure to use the appropriate surgery utensils. The Adobe Shockplayer free download is required.

Drug Abuse Brochure
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/drugabuse3/index.html

This lesson plan requires the student to use the synthesis level of Bloom's Taxonomy. The student will create a brochure to be distributed to other students in the school. This requires Publisher by Microsoft Office. If this program is not available, a poster can be substituted and displayed on bulletin boards thoughout the school.

Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/3386

This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

Nature's Superheroes
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020806tuesday.html

In this lesson, students compare their prior knowledge about the relationship between sunlight and cancer with new findings. They then research how different vitamins and minerals affect the human body.

Nutrition Data
http://nutritiondata.self.com/

This is a great website to use for information on healthy food and nutrition.

Do You Know Your Food?
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/healthy-games/7-ride-the-food-label-game-nutrient-information

Students play an online game that teaches them about the food they eat everyday by placing foods in a shopping cart based on certain questions.

Katrina Mental Health
http://sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=341

They say time heals all wounds, but in the case of Hurricane Katrina, time isn't working like it should. This according to a recent update on the mental health of those affected by the disaster. Study director Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School says that rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts usually spike right after a major disaster but gradually decline over the next few years.

Organic Feud
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030325tuesday.html

In this lesson, students examine possible pesticide exposure in their fruit and vegetable consumption. They then compile fact sheets exploring various organic food issues and interview their parents about the food choices they make for their children

Nutrition Quest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnet-lab/motthallschool/asalcedo/NutritionQuest/nutritionindex.htm

This website uses assessments and activities to get students on track to better nutrition.

Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=304

To examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.

So Little Time
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20031015wednesday.html

This lesson plans uses articles from the New York Times to learn about the evolution of AIDS over the past twenty years.

Good Hygiene is Key to Preventing MRSA
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/88079.php

This is a good article for teachers to read about how MRSA (staph infection) spreads. This has become important in schools recently. Children, teachers, and staff at schools need to be protected from this potentially dangerous infection.

Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solve-the-outbreak/id592485067?mt=8

This is an app for Apple devices, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students get to be Disease Detectives. They are given clues, then analyze data, and solve cases. The better their solution, the higher their score, and the more lives are saved. Promotes problem solving.

Surviving AIDS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2603_aids.html

A great activity for teaching students about HIV/AIDS. Students will create an outline for a newspaper on the topic of HIV/AIDS. An extension of the lesson is to have students write an editorial debating the ethical and economic issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Teen Substance Abuse
http://www.focusas.com/SubstanceAbuse.html

This website is great for information, resources, and support on teen substance abuse.

Kids Walk-to-School
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/

KidsWalk-to-School is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.

Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=3&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.


K - 12

Sparky the Fire Dog Fire Safety
http://www.sparky.org

This website has games, Q & A, safety tips, activities for the family, and other fire safety fun.

Fire Safety Skills Tag
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6852

This lesson allows students to practice strategies of what they should do in the event of a fire.

Personal Health
http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/health_fitness/g2.html

This is a great website that will provide games and vidoes that will help students learn about there personal health.

USFA Kids
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/kids/flash.shtm

This interactive site has information and resources on fire safety for teachers, students, and parents.

Glitter Germs
http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/334.shtml

Students will learn about germs and the importance of washing hands

Dental Hygiene: Homemade Toothpaste
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEDentalHygieneHomemadeToothpasteK1.htm

Students learn the importance of dental hygiene while making homemade toothpaste.

Dental Health Games
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/for-kids/for-kids-and-preteens/games-and-quizzes.aspx

This page contains links to three different dental health games for grades 1-3.

Stay Away Tooth Decay
http://lessons.atozteacherstuff.com/404/stay-away-tooth-decay/

This experiment teaches students the importance of brushing their teeth.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

Resources for teaching handwashing hygiene to students: includes downloadable posters, podcasts, etc.

Healthy Food Activity Printables
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/nutrition-education-printables#food_groups_worksheet

Children will be able to identify the different types of foods and what food group the different foods belong to.

Food Pyramid
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/foodpyramid/#top

In this lesson, studetns will identify the food groups, record what they eat in a day, and compare what they ate with the recommended daily amounts.

MyPyramid Bingo
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_my_pyramid_bingo.pdf

This is a Bingo type game to help students learn about the Food Pyramid.

MyPyramid Match Game
http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Kids/Kids-Games-Activities/My-Plate-Match-Game.aspx?Referer=mealsmatter

This game helps children learn about the food pyramid by letting them put the different food categories into the correct spots. Students then place different foods into the correct category and learn how much of each food group they should have a day.

Zoonoses
http://www.adph.org/epi/default.asp?id=3384

This resource from the Alabama Department of Public Health offers links to downloadable information sheets about diseases that can be transmitted between humans and animals.

Tobacco/Smoking
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/PEArt-TobaccoSmoking-EffectsAndRolePlayPeerPressWithPuppetsK3.htm

Puppet role play to help kids with the peer pressure of smoking.

Kids Health Galaxy
http://www.chop.edu/kidshealthgalaxy/index.html

This web site is hosted by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It provides helpful information for children about hospitals and people who work in them, as well as fun and games.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html

This website has many resources that let students evaluate themselves and others to see if they are being bullied or if they themselves are bullies. It has games and webisodes that help students stop bullying and stand up to bullies.

McGruff.org
http://www.mcgruff.org

McGruff is a website featuring a dog character that fights crime. Kids can reach games, coloring sheets, videos, and advice from exploring this website. Also, parents and teachers are offered information about bullying and other aspects of health to better educate students.

Food Group Riddles
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/nutrition/riddles.htm

This link will help children to learn more about foods that are healthy and foods that are not healthy to our bodies. When reading the riddles, children will also learn the different types of foods as well.

Food Smarts: My Pyramid for Kids
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/food-smarts-mypyramid-for-kids.cfm

In this lesson, students will identify the foods groups on the new food pyramid, select items from a food group and determine which ones are healthy, determine their recommended individual caloric intake, and create a menu of healthy food choices.

The Food Guide Pyramid and It's Importance
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/1325.html

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the food guide pyramid, the six food groups, and what types are healthy and why.

Food Pyramid Game
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/lesson-plans/health/food-pyramid-game.htm

This is a fun interactive game for students to play and learn about the Food Pyramid.

Mission Nutrition
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/games/game_nutrition.html

An online game to help students learn about nutrition in foods.

Henry the Hand
http://www.henrythehand.com/

This website is great for teaching kids how to properly wash their hands and prevent the spread of germs.

Bonko's Body Quiz
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/smoking_flash.html

Students can visit this website and test their knowledge on the physical effects of smoking.

The Great American Smokeout: Anti-Smoking Activities 'Permeate' the Curriculum
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson034.shtml

This web page includes a collection of interdisciplinary activities to drive home the anti-smoking message and anti-smoking Internet sites to visit.

Nutrition in Me...Keeps me Healthy!
http://www.eatsmart.org/client_images/web_wa_keeps_me_healthy.pdf

This is a fun handout for students learning about nutrition.

Healthy Eating Quiz
http://www.healthyfridge.org/kids1.html

This is a short quiz for young children to take to learn about healthy eating. Children can learn about all healthy foods and how to keep their heart healthy and strong.

How Lou Got the Flu
http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/04_lou/04_lou.html

This resource reinforces learning about germs. It is a fun story for children to read about how germs are transmitted.

What's in a cigarette?
http://www.smokefreeforsyth.org/tobacco_cigarette.aspx

This webpage has a list of chemicals found in cigarettes.

The Food Pyramid Webquest
http://teacherweb.com/NJ/SetonHallUniversity/TheFoodPyramid/index.html

In this webquest, the fruits and vegitables are beginning to lose nutritional value at the store since they are not being sold. Students are to create a brochure promoting healthy eating to boost healthy sale at any local supermarket.

Kids World - Nutrition
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/nutrition/

Welcome to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Kids World Web Page. This site has many games, quizzes and informational worlds created for exploration.

Design-A-Meal
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=68

In this lesson, students will create menus for fictitious restaurants in small groups. The class will use them as a basis to order a healthy meal and calculate the cost of the meal.

Salt, To Use or Not To Use
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=248

This lesson plan discusses the importance of salt and how to regulate the compsumption of salt in students' diets. Students will conduct an experiment to see the effects of having too much salt in your diet.

Smoking Scavenger Hunt
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/smoking_scavenger_hunt.html

A great lesson plan for discussing cigarette smoking with students. Computers and internet connection are needed to view videos. A pretest is available to assess student's knowledge prior to lesson and can be used afterward to see what they learned. A variety of teaching strategies are used.

Saying No!
http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/00-2/lp2195.shtml

Students present short skits on ways to say no to drugs.

A Healthy Body Image
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=73

In this lesson, students will explore the impact of magazine advertisements on body image and individual purchasing.

The Air We Breathe
http://prezi.com/h4qdkymwuxj8/the-air-we-breathe/?utm_campaign=gro&utm_medium=email&utm_source=em0nl0explore

This Prezi illustrates factors that contribute to air pollution. Teachers can use this tool to presenting information to reinforce learning

Waste Water Investigation
http://www.sciencebug.org/waste_water.html

This site has a video and background information about waste water. There are 4 activities to complete that include off line investigations and quizzes.

Let's Have Some R & R: Recycle and Reuse
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/earth/recycling.html

This lesson plan will teach kids about the importance of recycling. Try some fun recycling activities as children learn some important concepts along the way.

The Dangers of Drug Abuse
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/parents/lesson_plans/dangers_of_drug_abuse.html

In this lesson, students will evaluate the health hazards of illegal and legal drugs, explain why it's important to stay drug free, and describe the health risks of using drugs.

You are Here: Consumer Education at the Mall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/game-0020-you-are-here-consumer-education-mall

In this interactive game, students learn about being an informed consumer.

Deadly Highs: Substance Abuse
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/deadlyhighs/

This lesson plan offers a unique approach to learning about substance abuse as it focuses on student-directed activities. The activities allow students to explore the dangers of substance abuse and get directly involved in the prevention process.

Make It True
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=6398

Students learn about the dangers of smoking.

Tobacco vs. Kids
http://tobaccofreekids.org

This site offers information about the dangers of tobacco and the effect it has on our nations youth. Provides resources that can be used in the classroom for instruction about tobacco use.

What To Do If You Get a Robocall
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0028-what-do-if-you-get-robocall

This video from the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information Division describes what a robocall is and what a phone answerer should do in the event he/she receives such a call. Includes a written transcript of the video.

You Are What You Eat
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981229tuesday.html

In this lesson, students evaluate their eating habits, focusing on the ways in which one assesses whether or not his or her diet is nutritious. Students work in small groups to design a menu for a healthy lunch and write a paragraph justifying their choices. For homework, students maintain a food diary over the course of a week and write a reflective essay discussing their food intake and proposing ways to make their diet healthier

Too Much of a Sweet Thing
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990921tuesday.html

Students will examine the growing prevalence of processed sugar in the American diet, first through a demonstration that makes graphically clear the amount of sugar an average boy and girl consumes on a daily basis. They then will explore the issue in greater depth through the featured article. Finally, student teams will devise illustrated posters for a Sweet Health campaign, aimed at persuading other children and parents of the potential dangers of processed sugar over-consumption and the value of healthy eating alternatives.

Sugar-Coating the Facts
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020219tuesday.html?pagewanted=all

In this lesson, students explore the food industry's influence on American children's nutritional habits and analyze the nutrition charts found on food packaging. They then synthesize their knowledge by designing "warning labels" to be placed on products that are targeted to children to better represent the contents' nutritional value.

'Got Milk?' or 'Not Milk!'? - That Is the Question!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20000926tuesday.html

In this lesson, students critically analyze Web sites that present different sides of the controversial milk debate (good for you/not good for you).

Open Heart Transplant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/eheart/transplantwave.html

This website allows students to interact to perform operation Heart Transplant. The site takes students step-by-step through the procedure to use the appropriate surgery utensils. The Adobe Shockplayer free download is required.

Drug Abuse Brochure
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/drugabuse3/index.html

This lesson plan requires the student to use the synthesis level of Bloom's Taxonomy. The student will create a brochure to be distributed to other students in the school. This requires Publisher by Microsoft Office. If this program is not available, a poster can be substituted and displayed on bulletin boards thoughout the school.

Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/3386

This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

Nature's Superheroes
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20020806tuesday.html

In this lesson, students compare their prior knowledge about the relationship between sunlight and cancer with new findings. They then research how different vitamins and minerals affect the human body.

Nutrition Data
http://nutritiondata.self.com/

This is a great website to use for information on healthy food and nutrition.

Do You Know Your Food?
http://www.nourishinteractive.com/kids/healthy-games/7-ride-the-food-label-game-nutrient-information

Students play an online game that teaches them about the food they eat everyday by placing foods in a shopping cart based on certain questions.

Katrina Mental Health
http://sciencenetlinks.com/sci_update.cfm?DocID=341

They say time heals all wounds, but in the case of Hurricane Katrina, time isn't working like it should. This according to a recent update on the mental health of those affected by the disaster. Study director Ronald Kessler of Harvard Medical School says that rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts usually spike right after a major disaster but gradually decline over the next few years.

Organic Feud
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20030325tuesday.html

In this lesson, students examine possible pesticide exposure in their fruit and vegetable consumption. They then compile fact sheets exploring various organic food issues and interview their parents about the food choices they make for their children

Nutrition Quest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnet-lab/motthallschool/asalcedo/NutritionQuest/nutritionindex.htm

This website uses assessments and activities to get students on track to better nutrition.

Heart 2: Changing Lifestyles and Heart Health
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=304

To examine and evaluate changes in diet and lifestyle from prehistoric to modern times and how these differences have spurred the development (and better treatment) of heart disease.

So Little Time
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20031015wednesday.html

This lesson plans uses articles from the New York Times to learn about the evolution of AIDS over the past twenty years.

Good Hygiene is Key to Preventing MRSA
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/88079.php

This is a good article for teachers to read about how MRSA (staph infection) spreads. This has become important in schools recently. Children, teachers, and staff at schools need to be protected from this potentially dangerous infection.

Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solve-the-outbreak/id592485067?mt=8

This is an app for Apple devices, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students get to be Disease Detectives. They are given clues, then analyze data, and solve cases. The better their solution, the higher their score, and the more lives are saved. Promotes problem solving.

Surviving AIDS
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2603_aids.html

A great activity for teaching students about HIV/AIDS. Students will create an outline for a newspaper on the topic of HIV/AIDS. An extension of the lesson is to have students write an editorial debating the ethical and economic issues related to HIV/AIDS.

Teen Substance Abuse
http://www.focusas.com/SubstanceAbuse.html

This website is great for information, resources, and support on teen substance abuse.

Kids Walk-to-School
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/kidswalk/

KidsWalk-to-School is a community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.

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