+
Lesson Plan
1
1
Baylor College

Serving Sizes

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Are serving sizes for different foods always appropriate for what you need? In this hands-on activity, learners work in groups to estimate what one serving size of various foods are, and then evaluate their hypotheses by measuring real...
+
Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

Get Educated During Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Twenty-three million American kids are overweight and at risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke during childhood.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

High-Tech Food: Science in Your Shopping Cart

For Teachers 7th
Kids are given a lot to think about, as they delve into the world of high-tech foods. They discuss GMOs, biotechnology, food enhancements and domestication. They view videos, engage in class discussions, complete worksheets, and learn...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Laughing Matters

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is laughter really the best medicine? Middle and high schoolers discuss the truth behind this adage by reading and discussing a New York Times article about Dr. Patch Adams. They participate in a round-table debate in response to...
+
Worksheet
Curated OER

Toxic Free Bingo

For Students 4th - 6th
In this environmental activity, students learn about safer alternatives to hazardous products by playing a Bingo game. Students listen to the item which is called, then mark their boards with a safer alternative. Example: Aerosol...
+
Lesson Plan
1
1
Curated OER

Music: "Hearing Between The Lines"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The class listens to and reads lyrics from popular songs that explore themes of self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. The song interpretations will serve as a jumping-off point to deeper discussion on the issues, culminating in...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Consuming Healthy Snacks

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Get your class into great shape by introducing them to the benefits of eating healthy snacks and engaing in regular exercise. This set of activities comes with all the worksheets and handouts needed to complete several weeks of nutrition...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Domestic Violence and Teen Dating

For Teachers 10th - 12th
It is important for students to have a safe place to discuss domestic violence, dating, and abuse. This discussion-based lesson provides upper graders with a list of warning signs for abuse, community resources, and ways they can help...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Health Database Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders demonstrate the ability to identify personal health needs. They classify foods from the school lunch menus into the correct food groups. A database file is created. They determine if the school lunch menu offers a balanced...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

What Am I Missing?

For Teachers K - 8th
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Child Nutrition Unit

For Teachers 7th - 10th
How much fun can you have teaching adolescents about nutrition? Try taking them to work with preschoolers for an hour! This 4-day mini-unit about the importance of nutrition early in life culminates with a field trip. It was written for...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Getting Well

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Scholars share ideas about health topics relevant to teens. They read posts on Well, the Times health blog, and produce their own health blog featuring teen health issues. In addition, they read and discuss the article "Well: A Times...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dr. Fix-It Subjects: Health, Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Help your young scholars undertand the critical problems around healthcare. By focusing on the political and private process of healthcare, students will watch a video, analyze issues, and write an essay on their findings. Additionally,...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Health Conscious?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is your attitude on health and illness? By considering their own experiences, young scholars will reflect on and discuss their attitudes toward health and illness while educating each other by researching illnesses in small groups,...
+
Assessment
Nemours KidsHealth

Healthy Snacking: Quiz (Grades 9-12)

For Students 9th - 12th
Test your learners' healthy snacking know-how with this quiz. This quiz is made up of 10 questions about how to choose a healthy snack. Topics include food labels, carbohydrates, healthy snack choices, and high-fat foods. Use this quiz...
+
Lesson Plan
Teach Engineering

Cell Celebration!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you eukaryotic? (Answer: Yes.) The first of six installments in the Cells units teaches pupils about the similarities and differences of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It also covers the functions of various cell components in both...
+
Lesson Plan
1
1
Baylor College

Body Mass Index (BMI)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
How do you calculate your Body Mass Index, and why is this information a valuable indicator of health? Class members discover not only what BMI is and practice calculating it using the height and weight of six fictitious individuals, but...
+
Worksheet
Curated OER

All About Germs

For Students 4th - 6th
How do people get sick? Youngsters explore the world of germs and microbes with a lab sheet and science investigation. After identifying the unhygenic practices in a picture of a kitchen, fifth graders conduct an experiment with bread...
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Label Language

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Kids use a handy label decoder to better understand what they read on food packages. They analyze the nutrition is a variety of pre-packaged food items by filling out a food label worksheet. A food model kit link and three additional web...
+
Lesson Plan
1
1
Curated OER

Tissue, Please!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students study the proper manners to reduce the risk of spreading or catching colds and flu. They discover good cold-season manners from reading aloud Tissue, Please! They complete an art project to reinforce good cold-season manner
+
PPT
Curated OER

Using Ionising Radiation in Medicine

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
This is an information-intense presentation for any science class you might be teaching that will study ionising radiation. The material is specific to cancer diagnosis and treatment, and one of the forty-two slides also touches on using...
+
Lesson Plan
1
1
Curated OER

Snack Smart!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discover healthy snacks. In this healthy snacks lesson, students create a healthy snack. Students sample a simple healthy snack.
+
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Keeping Healthy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students describe the relationship between exercise and health. They name ways to monitor their health and the equipment used to do so. Students name solutions to common health issues and explain why good nutrition and exercise are...