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38 resources with the keyterm public health

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The Case of the Contaminated Maize

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Environmental health students read about an outbreak of aflatoxin poisoning with the intent to examine the stages of an epidemiologic investigation. As they read the case study, they identify where the outbreak occurred, form a...
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Then and Now: Public Health from 1900 to Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Throughout the 20th Century, the world has become a healthier place. By examining the public-health issues and diseases doctors faced during the 1900's, students will compare and contrast life from today vs. life in the 1900's. Their...
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Public Health Survey: Do This Before Watching the Movie

For Students 6th - 10th
Before watching the PBS film The Most Dangerous Woman in America about Mary Mallon (aka "Typhoid Pary"), have your class fill out a survey about their opinions on infectious diseases. The second page of the activity provides six...
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Obesity

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Class members participate in a discussion, read a newspaper article, and participate in activities meant to open their eyes to the problem of obesity in the US. There are resource links, electronic worksheets, and teacher's notes to help...
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Exploring Dietary Guidelines and Healthy Eating Patterns

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How nutritious is a tiny lollipop? Pass them out to your class as they view a PowerPoint presentation on the basics of nutrition. The young scholars measure and record their weight and height and then carry out a computer activity using...
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What's Your Hypothesis?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Find the article, "In the Thick of Air Pollution," not through the resource link in the lesson, but through an Internet search. Have high schoolers read it and perform calculations with the statistics provided. The objective is to...
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Three is a Toxic Number

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future public health advocates read a case study of a combination of water pollutants that may be linked to autism. The class is split into three groups, one to research each of the suspected chemicals. The look at how each one affects...
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When Something's Missing: Diagnosing Vitamin Deficiencies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
The New York Times "Education" section posts an extensive lesson on vitamin and mineral deficiencies. It involves class discussion, examination of food packaging labels, and the reading of a blog post about Vitamin D. The highlight of...
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Air Quality Index

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young environmentalists are introduced to the Air Quality Index by viewing a PowerPoint presentation. There is no link to the presentation, but it can be found by searching the title on the Internet. An accompanying worksheet is to be...
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Beauty or the Beast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Does the FDA really intend to protect public health? Spark a debate in your chemistry or health class by using this article, titled "Beauty or the Beast." It questions the safety of cosmetics and toiletry products, govenment regulations,...
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Truth or Money

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a...
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Cross Out Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 8th - 12th
After reading a public health article, high schoolers identify groups that are at risk from secondhand smoke and what benefits have come from reduction of smoking in public places. The article isn't accessible via the link, but can be...
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Choose Your Own Adventure: School Nutritional Policy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Mature audiences are required for this lesson on implementing health-related policies. First, they openly explore the CDC obesity page while taking notes about what they discover. Then they view a PowerPoint about the success of public...
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Cancer Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers participate in a class demonstration to see how many Americans are affected by cancer in their lifetime.  In this public health lesson plan, students are placed in situations that allow them to experience how relevant...
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A Poster is Worth a Thousand Words

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students list observations of PSA posters. They provide evidence/examples of their observations through class discussion. Students explore public health posters. They investigate historical public health campaign posters.
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Death by Particles

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Emerging epidemiologists define relative risk and read an article about the effect of particulate pollution on the cardiovascular health of women. They record the relative risk values, graph them, and answer analysis questions. This is a...
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Mothers' Milk-Unleaded, Please

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lead toxicity is a hot topic these days, especially when it was a common component in household paint for many years. In Taiwan, there was concern that babies were being exposed to toxic levels of lead through breast milk. A study was...
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A Yen for Maximum Residue Limits in Food

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future public health officials or agriculturists read an article and answer questions concerning the Japanese regulations for pesticide exposure. They compare the maximum residue limit for two, 4-D of Japan with other countries. This is...
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Lead and Mercury: Comparing Two Environmental Evils

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers in chemistry or health courses look at the material safety data sheet (MSDS) and periodic table of elements to gather information about mercury and lead, two toxic materials that have been found in food products. They read...
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Soy: Filling in the Gaps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After studying a lengthy article on the possible health benefits of soybeans, health pros complete a worksheet.. They research one or more of the statements made in the article according to your choice. They then make recommendations for...
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Controlling the Pandemic: Public Health Focus

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students examine global issues centered around HIV and AIDS. In this health science lesson, students compare and analyze public health measures and factors that affect the treatment of HIV/AIDS. They examine the role of socioeconomic...
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What Did You Say? How Hearing Works

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After listening to your lecture while wearing earplugs, give high schoolers a pop quiz. Have them remove earplugs, grade the quizzes, and then discuss how different life would be with limited hearing ability.  Pupils review how waves...
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Expert Summary Page

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this health learning exercise, students respond to twelve questions based on their findings of preventing infectious diseases. They give examples where public health measures might be effective and describe the challenges for...
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Public Health - Merit Badge Workbook

For Students 5th - 8th
In this Boy Scout public health merit badge workbook lesson, students complete 6 pages of short answer questions in which they describe diseases that effect public health. They determine what treatments are available and how they can be...