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Disaster Kitchen - Harcourt

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3 to 5
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Prowl around this virtual kitchen in search of thirteen safety hazards. Click on each one to find out what trouble it could cause and how to prevent it. Note: This ...more
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Prowl around this virtual kitchen in search of thirteen safety hazards. Click on each one to find out what trouble it could cause and how to prevent it. Note: This site requires the Shockwave plug-in. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): safety (92)

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This is a great activity for strengthening skills in observation and problem-solving. Project the Disaster Kitchen in your classroom on an interactive white board, and ask students to circle and explain the problems they see before beginning the interactive activity.

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Bodyworks Games - ASTC Science World Society

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3 to 6
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This online exhibition includes frequently updated articles of interest, online games and videos, and other fun stuff to helps kids understand the sophisticated workings of the human...more
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This online exhibition includes frequently updated articles of interest, online games and videos, and other fun stuff to helps kids understand the sophisticated workings of the human body. Students can practice using their own fine motor skills, view some amazing (and slightly gross) scenes of body systems at work, watch what happens when food is digested, and observe the invasion of a common cold virus. Click on Bodyworks Games to find several interactives including Nutrient Roundup and Muscle Hustle. Some of the games open in pop-up windows. Make sure your pop-up blocker is set to allow them to open.

tag(s): body systems (57), nutrition (154), olympics (47)

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This site is an excellent addition to a science lesson on the human body, health class, Olympic unit, and more! Treat your students to the interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Then set up a "health and science" computer center using the various games and activities. Many of the games are excellent review activities.
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Learn to be Healthy! - Highmark Foundation

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1 to 5
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This delightful collection of multimedia activities introduces students to a variety of health-education topics, including the five senses, dental health, healthy eating, the dangers...more
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This delightful collection of multimedia activities introduces students to a variety of health-education topics, including the five senses, dental health, healthy eating, the dangers of using tobacco products, and more. Standards-based lesson plans are included. Try out the demos, or complete a free registration for access to all of the site's online resources. Aligned to National Standards.

tag(s): dental health (23), nutrition (154)

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The Skeleton - Coxhoe Primary School

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4 to 6
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This interactive fill-in-the-blank activity tests student knowledge of the skeletal system. Using a word bank, students must complete each sentence, then check their answers. Hints...more
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This interactive fill-in-the-blank activity tests student knowledge of the skeletal system. Using a word bank, students must complete each sentence, then check their answers. Hints may be requested, and second chances are encouraged.

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Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms - University of Arizona

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1 to 3
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This is a surprisingly detailed collection of lessons for K-3 classrooms that use live insects to teach everything from body parts to nutrition to safety. There are related book suggestions,...more
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This is a surprisingly detailed collection of lessons for K-3 classrooms that use live insects to teach everything from body parts to nutrition to safety. There are related book suggestions, along with guidelines on where to find live crickets, ants, caterpillars, and other insects. If you're after lessons with a special "ooh and yuck!" factor, look no further.

tag(s): butterflies (13), insects (69)

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Keep it Real - South Carolina Educational Television Commission

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9 to 12
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This site bravely tackles some of the serious issues faced by teens who engage in inappropriate, risk-taking behavior. Click on "Real Choices" for a series of interactive videos that...more
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This site bravely tackles some of the serious issues faced by teens who engage in inappropriate, risk-taking behavior. Click on "Real Choices" for a series of interactive videos that involve students in real-life decision making and allow them to see the consequences of their choices. The "Keep it Reel" feature, a collection of short films produced by teens, focuses on some common problems experienced by young people and provides suggestions for coping with them. Warning: the "What is Trauma?" link contains some graphic images, so use with caution.

tag(s): adolescence (11), sequences (16)

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Store Wars - Organic Trade Association

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6 to 12
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Trying to convince your students that healthy eating is the way to go? Turn the job over to Cuke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Cannoli. In a supermarket, far, far, way, ...more
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Trying to convince your students that healthy eating is the way to go? Turn the job over to Cuke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Cannoli. In a supermarket, far, far, way, organic foods join forces to wage war against Darth Tater and rescue Princess Lettuce. Enjoy this Star Wars take-off, and may the farm be with you.

tag(s): nutrition (154), satire (5)

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Cook it Quick - University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension

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6 to 12
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Students can learn about a variety of foods and tips for eating healthy with this month-by-month collection of recipes, wellness articles, and nutritional links. Each month's information...more
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Students can learn about a variety of foods and tips for eating healthy with this month-by-month collection of recipes, wellness articles, and nutritional links. Each month's information is organized around a central theme (May is National Salad month) that could form the basis for food preparation activities in a family and consumer sciences class.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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Don't Buy It: Get Media Smart - KCTS

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5 to 8
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Help your students become savvy consumers with this interactive media literacy site. Discover some common advertising tricks, analyze product packaging, and find out how to be more...more
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Help your students become savvy consumers with this interactive media literacy site. Discover some common advertising tricks, analyze product packaging, and find out how to be more discriminating and less gullible when it comes to mass media. The "Teachers" link provides printer-friendly lesson plans and extension activities.

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Soft Drink Sales at Schools - Public Affairs Television

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9 to 12
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Should school districts partner with soft drink companies to promote soda sales in schools? This lesson plan provides a great opportunity for students to discover the complex relationship...more
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Should school districts partner with soft drink companies to promote soda sales in schools? This lesson plan provides a great opportunity for students to discover the complex relationship between the financial demands of public school districts and the need to promote healthy eating habits. Downloadable handouts are provided.

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Nutrition Cafe - Pacific Science Center

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6 to 8
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These three entertaining, interactive games help students understand the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. In "Nutrient Sleuth" students must follow clues to find the missing...more
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These three entertaining, interactive games help students understand the importance of nutrition and healthy eating. In "Nutrient Sleuth" students must follow clues to find the missing nutrient. "Grab a Grape" requires visitors to match nutrition-related questions and answers in a Jeopardy-like format. The eye-opening "Have a Bite" activity asks students to build a meal from a menu of choices and find out how nutritious it actually is.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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Interactive Sound Ruler - National Institute on Deafness

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6 to 8
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How loud is too loud? With this interactive tool, students can select a decibel level within the threshold of normal human hearing, listen to the corresponding sound (a mosquito, a...more
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How loud is too loud? With this interactive tool, students can select a decibel level within the threshold of normal human hearing, listen to the corresponding sound (a mosquito, a diesel truck, a rock concert), and read about the effects of prolonged exposure. This is a great tool for helping kids understand the relationship between sounds and decibels.

tag(s): sound (101)

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Electrical Safety World - Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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4 to 6
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This site introduces upper elementary students to a wealth of information related to electricity - from where it comes from and how it travels, to hidden dangers and safety practices....more
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This site introduces upper elementary students to a wealth of information related to electricity - from where it comes from and how it travels, to hidden dangers and safety practices. As students explore the site, they can test their knowledge with interactive games, and click on highlighted words throughout the text to reveal definitions. A teacher's guide, printable safety certificate, and glossary are provided.

tag(s): electricity (89), energy (198)

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Department of Health and Human Services

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9 to 12
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Access this site to download the government's dietary guidelines. Also includes a printable brochure summarizing the Guidelines, a consolidated list of key nutritional recommendations,...more
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Access this site to download the government's dietary guidelines. Also includes a printable brochure summarizing the Guidelines, a consolidated list of key nutritional recommendations, and related links that could be useful for health class research projects.

tag(s): myplate (28), nutrition (154)

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Health teachers will appreciate these resources concerning dietary guidelines and healthy eating choices. Use the information here to provide students with quality information, as a resource for a research project or paper.

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It's My Life - Castleworks, Inc.

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5 to 10
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Visit the many links (and view the videos) on topics such as Emotions, Money, Food Smarts, and more. This site offers many topics about nutrition. Learn about serving sizes, understand...more
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Visit the many links (and view the videos) on topics such as Emotions, Money, Food Smarts, and more. This site offers many topics about nutrition. Learn about serving sizes, understand food labels, learn the importance of healthy choices, and more. Be sure to check out the videos under the Food Smarts section. Other video topic areas include Time Management, Sibling Rivalry, Depression, Dealing with Anger, and many others!

tag(s): bullying (52), emotions (35), mental health (26), myplate (28), nutrition (154), organizational skills (122)

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Share the videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Looking for high interest nutrition videos or activities? This is the perfect place with highly engaging material. Share this link with parents on your class website. Have students create blogs using Throwww (reviewed here). This site allows you to create "quick and easy" blogs to be used one time only. There is no registration necessary!
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It's a Snap - School Network for Absenteeism Prevention (SNAP)

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5 to 8
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Flu season is approaching and the hand-washing lesson in health class is not far behind. This site provides kid-friendly materials and clear descriptions of how to wash hands properly,...more
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Flu season is approaching and the hand-washing lesson in health class is not far behind. This site provides kid-friendly materials and clear descriptions of how to wash hands properly, and what can happen when it's not done (yuck!). Includes an accompanying video and a downloadable "toolkit" and poster.

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Effects of Drugs on the Nervous System - University of Washington

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Supplement a secondary health class lesson on the dangers of drugs and alcohol with this impressive site designed for kids by a professor of anesthesiology. Charts, graphs, and illustrations...more
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Supplement a secondary health class lesson on the dangers of drugs and alcohol with this impressive site designed for kids by a professor of anesthesiology. Charts, graphs, and illustrations add to the kid-friendly tone and create an easy-to-understand resource that would be a great starting point for a research project or Web hunt.

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Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make multimedia anti-drug presentations using Prezi, reviewed here.

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Nutrition and the Food Pyramid - Pocantico Hills School

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1 to 3
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This interactive food pyramid introduces young children to healthy foods using kid-friendly language. Click on a section of the pyramid to reveal the various foods included in that...more
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This interactive food pyramid introduces young children to healthy foods using kid-friendly language. Click on a section of the pyramid to reveal the various foods included in that group. Then click on individual food items to read about their nutritional value. This site includes many original graphics, and links to age-appropriate games and activities.

In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced with Choose My Plate. Learn more (here). Even so, this site offers a decent amount of information on general nutrition. Also, a few of the links under "Fun Things To Do" were not working at the time of this review.

tag(s): myplate (28), nutrition (154)

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Share the activities on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Challenge your students to create their own food riddles, like those at this site.

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Sparky the Fire Dog - NFPA

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1 to 3
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Early elementary students - even nonreaders - can safely explore this site and learn about fire prevention and safety with interactive games and activities. ...more
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Early elementary students - even nonreaders - can safely explore this site and learn about fire prevention and safety with interactive games and activities.

tag(s): fire (25), fire prevention (10), safety (92)

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Share a fire prevention game as a center on your classroom computer or cluster.
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Healthy Choices - PBS - Chedd-Angier Productions

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8 to 12
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Encourage your students to eat sensibly by guiding them through the creation of a daily food record and the process of analyzing actual nutrient intake. Printable reporting sheets...more
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Encourage your students to eat sensibly by guiding them through the creation of a daily food record and the process of analyzing actual nutrient intake. Printable reporting sheets and links to food and nutrition sites are provided.

tag(s): nutrition (154)

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