Injury Prevention and Safety Teacher Resources

Safety first! Emphasize the importance of injury prevention and establishing safe conditions and environments with our collection of safety resources.
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Sparky's Birthday Surprise

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Fire safety is a hot topic for kids! With this resource, little ones will read, color, draw, and play as they are learning about prevention and, as an added bonus, practice naming shapes, counting, and adding numbers! Reading, math, and...
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Personal Development (Safety and Injury Prevention)

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Demonstrate an ability to make informed choices about the prevention of injury with your class and others. Through class discussion, observational studies, simulation, and the creation of a handbook, high schoolers will understand the...
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Emergency? Ask A Kid!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is an actual emergency situation and what should you do to prepare for it? Learners will identify a variety of emergency situations and the appropriate way to address first aid concerns to minimize injuries. They will also discover...
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Safety Gear—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Safety first! A science video explores the design of safety helmets. It considers both elastic and inelastic collisions.
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Safety in the Kitchen

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students apply established safety rules and guidelines to maintain a safe working environment. They survey safety hazards that may occur and take precautions in preventing injuries or accidents from happening by creating and maintaining...
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Demonstrating Bicycle Helmet Effectiveness

For Teachers K - 12th
A well-fitting helmet can be the difference between an unfortunate bicycle accident and a tragic bicycle accident. Encourage your class to exercise bike safety with a set of lessons that demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet,...
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Safe at Work

For Teachers 8th Standards
From minimum wage to minimizing injuries, young workers need to know their rights! The sixth and final lesson plan in a series of college and career readiness activities gets eighth graders thinking about safety and labor laws. 
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BELT-ABOUTS Lesson 1

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explain how safety belts prevent injury. They identify three other safety features in a vehicle. Students discuss how fast 40 miles per hour is. They discuss how high a five story building is. Students discuss other types...
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Kitchen Safety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine rules and guidelines for Kitchen Safety by practicing them to prevent and maintain a safe working environment for themselves and others.
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Health Education: An Integrated Approach; Unintentional Injuries

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify methods for preventing common injuries. In this injury prevention instructional activity, 3rd graders first study cartoons of injuries occurring, then write down their thoughts on these images. Next, the teacher...
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Talking Safety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chances are, many of the teens in your class have jobs or want to have jobs in the near future. Educate them about the hazards and emergencies that could occur in various workplaces with a set of lessons published by the National...
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Bicycle Safety

For Teachers 1st
First graders see how to operate and practice safe behavior on bicycles. They make a class chart that lists safe and unsafe behaviors when riding bicycles, then participate in a series of bike safety stations set up around the classroom.
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Tips on Summer Safety

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Working with the teacher, students think about summer activities involved in swimming, camping, field sports, and biking. Working in small groups, they gather information about their topic through Internet research. As an assessment they...
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Protecting Wilderness

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Would you live in a tree for three years to protect a redwood forest? Viewers of Rainhouse Cinema's Among Giants documentary consider the actions of Earth First! environmental activists who moved into the treetops of a grove of giant...
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Dogfighting Lesson Two - Bite Prevention and Community

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students discover how to prevent dog bites by completing worksheets and watching a video.  In this animal safety lesson, students view a video called Dogs, Cats and Big Kids, taking notes throughout.  Students take a quiz and create a...
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Energy Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take the concept of burning calories to a more literal level in the second of seven lessons about energy in the realm of food and fitness. Using simple materials, groups will burn breakfast cereal and a pecan to see which one gives off...
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Summer Safety Safari

For Teachers 1st
First graders demonstrate their understanding of summer safety by creating guidelines for Summer Safety posters.
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Safety at Home

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify safety hazards in the home and learn ways to prevent home accidents. In this home safety lesson, 1st graders discuss ways to keep a home safe by brainstorming and then reading a story about home safety. They make...
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Pedestrian Safety

For Teachers K - 4th
Students review the concepts of pedestrian safety. Individually, they draw a picture of themselves doing an activity they enjoy noting the rules of safety. After sharing their picture, they discuss the benefits of being safe during...
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Safety Safari

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss personal safety in and around the home. They explore their classroom, looking for animal signs with safety rules on them, thus completing a "Safety Safari." They discuss all of the rules they find and promise to...
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Risk Watch Reporters Use Electrical Safety Eyes: Prevention is the Key

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students review three true electrical stories, research true dangers involved in electrical discharges, identify and work to eliminate electrical hazards in their homes, and create electrical safety message to share with peers.
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The 3 Bees

For Teachers K - 4th
Students review what the three bees are: respect, responsibility and safety. Individually, they use the internet to complete a webquest to examine how to be respectful to others and be responsible for their actions. To end the lesson,...
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How to Prevent Backover Deaths of Kids?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore automobile safety. In this automobile safety instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "How to Prevent Backover Deaths of Kids?", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and...
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Seat Belts and Bike Helmets

For Teachers K
Students answer questions on seat belts and bike helmets. In this seat belt and bike helmet lesson plan, students watch a demonstration with eggs and simulated seat belt and bike helmet about why some eggs broke and some stayed safe...
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Personal Development (Safety and Injury Prevention)

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explain appropriate procedures for responding to personal, school, and community emergencies. They demonstrate basic first aid skills.
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Safety -- It's An Attitude: Promoting Farm and Ranch Safety

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the unsafe practices that farmers and ranchers sometimes participate in. They describe behaviors that promote safe behaviors. They also outline a "Safety Action Plan" for promoting safety in their community.
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Life (and Fewer Deaths) After Seat Belts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Scholars continue crashing their cart with a crash test dummy into a wall, but this time, they experiment with different types of seat belts to reduce injuries....
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What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke? sun stroke, homeostasis, body temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Exertional heat stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in sports, but with the help of this video young athletes will be able to avoid this life-threatening condition. Offering clear explanations of how the body dissipates...
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Growing in Communities, Kids on the Grow

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students participate in an after school program that promotes concern for others, recognizing differences, accepting differences, leadership roles, mentoring, self-responsibility and personal safety. They explore the diversity of their...
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Dear Pen Pal, Be Sun Safe

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars write a letter to an imaginary pen pal. In this sun safety and protection lesson, students discuss why it's important to protect themselves from the sun and the most effective sun safety items.  Young scholars pretend they...
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Electricity Safety

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore electricity safety. In this science lesson plan, 3rd graders read a story about an electrical outage. Students discuss if various situations shown are safe or unsafe.
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Earthquakes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Earth science by investigating natural disasters. In this earthquakes lesson, students discuss the impact of tectonic shifts in our planet and the eventual outcome of earthquakes. Students view a video on-line which...
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Pesticide Wise

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
More than one billion pounds of pesticide are applied in the United States every year—that's a lot of chemicals! The class discusses labels and what information they tell us. Then, in groups or independently, learners analyze pesticide...
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Web-Linked Activities Activity: Make a Poster

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders receive activity sheets and visit a linked web site. They follow directions to navigate to the correct area. Students answer questions about fire safety, and check their answers on the site. Students create a fire safety...
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Fun in the Sun: Skin Cancer in the United States

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore skin cancer rates within the United States. In this social studies lesson, students create a choropleth map of the United States that shows melanoma rates by state. Students write a public service announcement about sun...
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It's Good To Be Prepared For An Earthquake

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discuss safety procedures of how to be prepared in an earthquake, discuss plate boundaries, and complete a worksheet. In this earthquake lesson plan, students also make an emergency kit.
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Layout of preschool

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine instruction on the basics of layout of a preschool. They identify appropriate environmental space arrangement and arrange a preschool with centers, easy traffic flow and a workable environment. They study guidelines...
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Children of Alcoholics Group

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify characteristics of alcoholism, resources available to them and their family within the community and school, and look at strategies to help them increase safety and anger management strategies too.
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Preventing Household Hazards

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify how household materials can be hazardous to themselves and family members. Precautions for preventing and/or minimizing various hazards are discussed as a class. Working in pairs, students create a directory of...
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Belt-Abouts (Lesson 3)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discuss the importance of wearing seat belts every time they are in a car. After identifying new vocabulary, they review some of the excuses others use not to wear their seat belts. They give a survey to their family members...
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Safety in Science

For Teachers 2nd
Engage the class in using the scientific method. They'll be writing hypotheses, conducting experiments, making observations, recording data, and coming to conclusions as they explore the science used by the Environmental Protection Agency. 
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I Am Here to Help

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students study first aid procedures using websites. They research first aid procedures and create an illustrated booklet to instruct others.
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Bacteria Take Over and Down

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bacteria outnumber all other forms of life on Earth. Scholars observe the growth of bacteria in petri dishes to understand their role in maintaining good health. Then, they observe the growth of bacteria after they introduce...
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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Dear Pen Pal, Be Sun Safe

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students write a persuasive letter encouraging a friend to be sun safe. They identify safety precautions that can prevent injury from UV rays. Students circle the most effective sun safety items from the list on the board. They discuss...
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Stability Control Device on Vehicles by 2012

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars read an article about the federal regulation of vehicle safety. In this consumer safety lesson, students evaluate the article by discussing questions about safety. Young scholars identify a problem related to vehicle...
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Safe and Sanitary Work Habits - Level 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students brainstorm hazards in the kitchen, and categorize them. They develop a checklist that could be used by an inspector to evaluate a home economics foods laboratory. They create a recipe while using proper lab and safety procedures.
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Surviving Extremes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the potential health dangers of mountain climbing in high altitudes and deep-sea diving. They write a health and safety column for a fictional magazine about extreme outdoor sports that explains the risks involved in...
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Warm Ups & Cool Downs for Children

For Teachers K - 5th
What makes an effective warm-up and cool-down activity? as well as tips for leading stretches. Find detailed activity plans, as well as tips for leading stretches, for elementary school, tag-based games (including one game called "Toilet...
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Using Words to Work Things Out

For Teachers K
Students listen as teacher reads Words Are Not For Hurting, and answer questions about the content. Students discuss how to prevent arguments and work disagreements out with words. Students watch a puppet show that promotes discussion as...
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Appalachia

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners investigate the benefits of dance and participate in dances. In this dance lesson plan, students investigate a number of dances such as square dancing and clogging that are native to Appalachia. They use math concepts to...
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Renewable Energy

For Teachers 4th - 10th Standards
Bring some energy to your physical science curriculum with this engaging Bill Nye the Science Guy lesson. Based on his Renewable Energy video, students explore the concepts of potential and kinetic energy and learn how they are applied...
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The Rear End Collision

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Did you know one in every four car crashes are rear end collisions? The lesson explains what happens to your neck when you are involved in a rear end collision. Scholars experiment and apply Newton's Second Law of Motion. 
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Animal Testing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including...
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Throwing- Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Teach your young players the basic fundamentals of throwing overhand. Fundamental skills like these can be applied to throwing a baseball, softball, or football Show them proper foot position, weight distribution, and arm position....
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Appalachia: Presidential Physical Fitness Test

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. In this personal fitness lesson, students warm up and complete the required push-ups, sit-ups, running, and stretching exercises.
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Discovering Enzymes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Junior biologists examine enzyme activity through two lab activities. In the first, they add hydrogen peroxide to a piece of potato, and in the second, they attempt to change the rate of the reaction. They also mix potato juice with...
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Crystal Growing

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Students grow crystals and document their observations by recording timeing and growth. Additional characteristics of crystals are observed under a black light, by growing under different conditions and mineral content is determined.
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Jumping for Beginners

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
What are some of the many different ways a can person jump? People can jump from a standing position, they can jump from a running start, they can hop, skip, and leap. Take a look at the teaching cues and activities that explain to your...
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Throwing- Advanced

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Show you young players how to get their momentum going to be able to throw a ball for distance. Think about delivery and angle of release of the ball. Build upon the two previous throwing lessons and teach your young players a little...
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Discovering Enzymes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the function of enzymes through a series of lab investigations. Learners use household enzymes such as hydrogen peroxide to model the role of enzymes. The enzymes break down proteins with and without a catalyst.
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Academic Challenge

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Learners determine what hand tools are used by master craftsmen. In this carpentry lesson, students collaborate to create presentation for the class. They assess their individual contribution to the group.
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Diversity

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students access prior knowledge of the five senses and relate to students with disabilities. In this people with disabilities lesson plan, students research and use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast famous people and their...
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Tic-Tac-Toe

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students review various concepts of health curriculum, including what to do in emergency situations, first aid, weather watches/warnings, etc. by playing a live action tic-tac-toe game.
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Jumping - Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
The standing long jump requires some good arm and leg movement to generate power to get the greatest height and distance. Take a look at these teaching cues to help teach your jumpers what to do with their arms and their legs for optimum...
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Sprinting - Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
This intermediate sprinting lesson focuses on how the form of the arms and hands help generate velocity. Elbows around 90 degrees, hands open or cupped, but relaxed. The arms should swing up and down, not across, with the hands going...
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Throwing- Intermediate

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
An intermediate throwing lesson for elementary-aged learners that focuses on the approach to throwing a ball. The approach is important in that it gets the body ready to generate more power to throw a ball faster and farther. The...
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Jumping - Advanced

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Here is a standing long jump lesson that focuses on the landing. All long jump events are measure from a fixed take-off point to the closest landing spot. Teach your jumpers to land softly and fall forward. Use the teaching cues and the...
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Family Disaster Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners list and locate items to include in a Family Disaster Supplies Kit. Students explain their reasons for including each item in their kit. Learners create a shopping list for their kit. Students calculate the cost of supplies for...
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Fiber Optics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the uses of optical fibers, are exposed to the principles of refraction and total internal reflection, solve problems relating to the design of fiber optic cables, and compare them to copper transmission lines.
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Teens Buckle Each Other Up

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore teen driving habits. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Teens Buckle Each Other Up", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based...
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ESOL Transportation and Travel

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students identify safe driving practices and discuss new vocabulary to go along with it. They compare and contrast safe driving practices in the U.S. and the students' native countries.
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Dangers of Mining

For Teachers 7th - 10th
By using the Internet to research mining, students explore how dangerous mining is in the state of Minnesota.