ALEX Classroom Resource


The Big Test: How We Experience Short-Term Stress

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The Big Test: How We Experience Short-Term Stress


Content Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type: Learning Activity


In this activity, teachers will induce mild stress in students by announcing they are about to have a pop quiz that will be a major part of their grade. Once students learn that this is not true, they will describe their physical and mental changes in response to this stress.

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

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 6
6.1.1) Describe the interrelationship between social and emotional health in adolescence.

a. . Identify how positive relationships can enhance each dimension of health.

b. Explain how stress can affect personal health.

Tags: personal health, stress
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Partnered Event: Health/PE COS Summit

An activity component lesson plan may be downloaded from the website.

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Author: Penny Edwards
The event this resource created for:Health/PE COS Summit