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Learning Resource Type

Classroom Resource

Outerspace: Frontier for Personal Health and Hygiene

Subject Area

Health Education


K, 1, 2, 3, 4


Elementary-aged students learn to take responsibility for their own hygiene and self-care behaviors. Images of astronauts and space travel are ideal to engage the young learner in personal health content. This teaching technique is compatible with the National Health Education Standards One and Three. There are three lesson objectives. Students will: 1) Understand that germs spread infections, illness, and disease; 2) Identify practices that promote health and prevent disease; 3) Demonstrate good personal health habits including hand washing before eating and brushing teeth.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Explain why healthy behaviors such as brushing teeth and getting adequate sleep are important.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Describe ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): KG


    Show healthy behaviors that improve personal health and wellness.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 1


    Explain rationale for not sharing hygiene products.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 2


    List ways to prevent germs from spreading.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 3


    Describe strategies and skills important to personal hygiene.

    Health Education (2019) Grade(s): 4


    Summarize methods that prevent the spread of germs which cause communicable diseases.

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    Learning Activity

    Resource Provider

    PE Central

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    PE Central


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