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Water in Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Do you know how much water you have had in the last 24 hours? Do you know how much your body needs? In this hands-on activity, your class members will estimate how much water our bodies lose each day by filling and emptying one-liter...
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Healthy Body Image: Healthy Exercises for Every Body

For Students 9th - 12th
From three-way neck rolls to a figure-5 hurdler's stretch, this is an ultimate guide to healthy exercises. It begins with a bulleted list of general guidelines on cardiorespiratory exercise, flexibility, resistance exercises, and range...
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Dealing with Stress

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Adolescents and adults can experience a great deal of stress! Equip your young learners with the skills to reduce and cope with stress. Class members will review and discuss the symptoms of stress, what situations are more likely to...
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Goals: Getting There

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a general goal-setting worksheet that asks learners to set a specific goal, consider what roadblocks they might encounter, and then outline steps toward overcoming those roadblocks and ultimately achieving their goals. This can...
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Skill Related Fitness

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Before beginning any physical education instruction, make sure your class members understand the most important skills related to fitness! Review the definition and application of such skills as coordination, agility, and balance, as...
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What Am I ?

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Have fun learning about fruits and vegetables with a game of pictionary! One team draws a fruit or vegetable on the board, while the other team collaborates to guess what it is. After the game, class members discuss where foods are grown...
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Why Do We Have to Wear Sunscreen?

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Impress upon your learners the importance of using sunscreen to protect their skin throughout life. With this video, they will learn not only about the basics of how much sunscreen to apply and for how long, but they will also have the...
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How the Body Works—Nails

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Be warned that a giant finger emerges from the ground as a model that Chloe uses to teach Nurb about nails. The digit imagery may not be appropriate for your class, depending on their level of maturity. You might want to pass on the...
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Caffeine!! - Bite Sci-zed

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Caffeine is a legal stimulant that many people use every day, and some people are even addicted to it...but why? Discover the science behind this everyday drug, including how caffeine acts on the central nervous system, stimulates...
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The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

For Students 9th - 12th
Why do teenagers seem to take greater risks? Why do adolescents have difficulty taking in others' perspectives, and what implications does this have for us as teachers? Pass this resource along to your classes and colleagues, and begin a...
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The Demise of Guys

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Girls are outperforming boys at all levels from elementary to graduate school. Psychologist Philip Zimardo considers the reasons why boys are struggling today, including the possible effects of excessive Internet use and the idea that...
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How the Body Works: The Brain

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The video displays a diagram of the nervous system and the dialogue is a telephone conversation about how it works. While it is not particularly engaging, there are plenty of related resources that make this quite a find! From within the...
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Human Body Series - Respiratory System - The High Price of Smoking

For Students 5th - 9th
Send your health class to the computer lab to do a mini-research assignment. In it, they write brief descriptions for various health problems that are affected by smoking. Some of these include cancer, emphysema, heart disease,...
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Human Body Series - Mouth and Teeth Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Will learners pass this quiz by the skin of their teeth? Or will they know for certain that the teeth do not have skin? Ten questions require takers to list the functions of the mouth and teeth, name types of teeth and describe their...
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Human Body Series - Skin Quiz

For Students 5th - 9th
Anatomy and health classes can be assessed on their knowledge of skin. Using 10 questions in a variety of formats, middle schoolers respond regarding the function, layers, care, and conditions of this important organ. The provider of...
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Human Body Series - The Digestive System Quiz (Grades 6 to 8)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Get those gastric juices going with a delicious quiz on the digestive system! Middle school learners fill in the blanks about the process of digestion, the function of different organs and fluids, and problems that can occur with the...