Health Teacher Resources

Healthy bodies and minds make healthy learners! Find a wealth of health-related lesson plans and activities on nutrition, wellness, growth and development, injury prevention, and first aid In Lesson Planet’s collection of reviewed and rated resources.

A good place to start is with a presentation about the primary components of each of the three major areas (physical, social, and mental health) of the health triangle. Introduce early learners to the health triangle and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle with the collaborative activities found in this unit. The activities in another unit plan help middle schoolers develop a broader understanding of the areas of the health triangle.

Good nutrition is a key part of physical health. Get kids thinking about their food choices with a video that compares the nutrients found in fast foods to those in fruits and vegetables. Another video, sure to snare the interest of viewers, suggests world hunger problems could be solved by reviving or expanding the practice of eating bugs, an amazing source of vital nutrients!

Healthy relationships are a key part of social and mental health. A lesson for middle and high schoolers helps them develop the personal and interpersonal skills they need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Another resource includes a series of lessons that discuss biological, emotional, and social facts about human sexuality.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important ways to maintain and improve physical health, mental health, and well-being. Get your students up and moving with a packet of activities designed to promote active habits and a healthy way of life.

Whether looking for resources for a health unit or materials to enrich a complete course, you’ll find what you need at Lesson Planet.

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Pre-K Appetizer

For Teachers Pre-K
Students understand there are healthy and not healthy food choices. In this food pyramid lesson, students learn to make healthy choices by playing a traffic light game. Students recognize raw foods from the farm may not be ready for...
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Heart 1: Transplant

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the workings and anatomy of the heart and to explore new medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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Eliminating River Blindness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Young scholars investigate the disease known as river blindness. In this global studies lesson, students research river blindness at the Carter Center website. Young scholars use their research findings to create informational...
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Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnacy

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students study healthy eating habits for life long health and parenthood.
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Weather, Migrations, and Plants

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils research the effects of day-to-day weather on animal migrations, plant growth and other seasonal events. They consult maps, observe and record local conditions, keep journals and use their collected data check hypotheses.
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Alternative Medicine

For Students 6th
In this science experiment worksheet, 6th graders answer 5 multiple choice questions about the Hahnemann control experiment and complete 3 graphic organizer that relate to the experiment.
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Genetic Disease Symposium

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students research simple and complex inheritance patterns, fetal development and the potential complications of teratogens, fetal and genetic testing, and the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic counseling.
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Genes-R-Us: or, Real Genetics For Real Students

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners explore genetics and genetic counseling. They research information on human genetic disorders. Students simulate developing a complete counseling service to assist the community.
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Lesson 6: PowerPoint Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students design a PowerPoint presentation that expresses the adverse effects of smoking. In this PowerPoint and smoking instructional activity, students examine a student PowerPoint exemplar before creating one of their own following the...
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Be A Nutritional Entrepreneur

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and define nutrition. They choose a definition of nutrition or a nutritional theme around which they design a restaurant. This activity helps students answer the question "What is a nutritionally balanced meal?"
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What's so hard about saying no? Refusal Skills Role-Playing

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice refusal skills to cope with peer pressure. In this refusal skill lesson, students work in groups to create their own skit about pressure to use tobacco. They show how they can use the 7 refusal skills taught on the Dig...
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Media Awareness: Key Concepts in Advertising

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the basic concepts of advertising.  In this media awareness lesson, students discuss target audience, art, and purpose in advertising to determine what makes an advertisement effective or ineffective.  Students evaluate...
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Media Awareness: Helping a Product Cross the Finish Line

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students develop critical thinking skills to understand and create advertisements.  In this journalism lesson, students analyze the elements necessary for effective advertisements and work in cooperative groups to create and present...
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Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English Session One (2006)

For Teachers 9th - 11th
For this Regents High School Examination Comprehensive Examination in English worksheet, students listen to a speech and answer reading comprehension questions.  Students then compose an essay based on the information.
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Applying Reading Strategies to Aid Comprehension

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students practice their reading skills. For this reading comprehension lesson, students read articles about fast food topics using the wordstorming strategy described to prepare for reading the text.
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Aboriginal Physical Education

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students engage in p.e. activities that have roots in native Indian, Metis, and Inuit cultures. They practice the skill involved and listen to the significance behind the skill. They read relevant books and define new terminology.
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Peak Flow Meter Exercise

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the concept of lung capacity. They use flow meters to measure the maximum capacity of themselves and others. The data is collected in order to make some conclusions concerning the mean of individual lung capacity....
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It Is the Little Things That Count

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders are introduced to the importance of warm-ups, stretching, hydration and cool-downs in exercise. They perform these activities and discuss any observations.
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Anne Frank: Movement - Isometric Exercises

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review the main points in the novel, "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl". Using the text of their hiding, they explain the need for a healthy diet and movement for proper health. In groups, they practice different...
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Standing Review - A Learning and Assessment Technique

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers review information covered in class through participation in action activities. The class begins standing as the teacher asks a question. Students may mingle to obtain assistance. Middle schoolers sit when they are...