Health

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschool resources about health

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Online Social Studies Lessons
With A Student-Paced Approach
Promote a can-do attitude toward learning
with online social studies lessons that
combine technology and fun!
  • Get history, geography, civics & more
  • Teaches concepts with a sense of humor
  • Available to elementary & middle schoolers

Adolescent Sleep  (O)
In this lesson, students will examine the arguments for and against changing the school start time for high-school students, based upon the findings of a scientific research study. Grades 9-12

Germs and the Body  (Y)
This lesson explores germs, where they exist, and how they can affect the body. It also deals with a possible misconception that students of all ages may have--that factors important to health are beyond their personal control. In learning about bacteria and germs, students will also learn about preventative measures they can take to stay healthy. Grades 3-5

Scrub Club®  (Y,T)
The Scrub Club® program is the first of its kind -- a fun, interactive and educational Web site that teaches children the proper way to wash their hands. The site consists of a Webisode interactive games, educational music, downloadable activities for kids, educational materials for teachers and program information for parents.

Art of Washing Hands  (Y,M)
Georgia-Pacific Professional Art of Washing Hands campaign to educate children about the importance of washing hands and adopting healthy habits. School activities to teach kids about hygiene. The lesson plans are available online.

Learning Resources on H1N1 "Swine Flu"  (Y,M)
Many helpful resources for free to help students and teachers better understand what the flu is, how the virus is transmitted, and what people can do to minimize its impact.

WannaLearn.com - Fitness and Health  (M,O)

Curriculum Center - Viruses  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Viruses.

Curriculum Center - Bacteria  (M,O,T)
Activities, puzzles and project ideas to boost the study of Bacteria.

Sun Safety for Kids  (Y,M,)
The risk of developing skin cancer will be substantially reduced for children who learn to "Block the sun, not the fun!" Developed by dermatologists from The Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society, Sun Safety for Kids is dedicated to reducing the incidence of skin cancer through teaching and promoting sun protection to children. Teachers and parents are welcome to download and print copies of our activity and answer sheets. While helping to build vocabulary, spelling, reasoning, and creative skills, they provide an excellent tool for reinforcing the important health lessons

SunWise Program  (Y,M,O,T)
An environmental and health education program that aims to teach the public how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun through the use of classroom-, school-, and community-based components.

Sunny Days, Healthy Ways  (Y,M)
An evidence-based sun safety curriculum to provide sun protection education for grades K-8.

Games for Kids  (Y,M)
I have featured Sheppard Software in past years, but they have added so many resources to the site that I thought it was time to mention it again. I just spend some time playing around and I really love the games. They are relevant and the graphics and fonts are just pleasing. Most of what I played with this time was science (food chain, producers and consumers, photosynthesis) but there are games for social studies, math, vocabulary, and more. This site has grown exponentially since I first featured it years ago.

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