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Educational Games and Simulations

Incorporate the acheievements of Nobel Prize winners across your curriculum with these gamesm videos, and simulations for grades 6-12.

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a contagious virus that affects children more often than adults. These resources can help K-12 educators, students, and parents learn the symptoms and how to prevent the spread of EV-D68 in school and at home.

Background Reading

The Physiology of the Senses

Science educators: integrate this FREE undergraduate course in your 9-12 AP Biology and Health curriculum and tailor some elements into middle school courses as well.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan

Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat

A fascinating set of resources for 5-12 Science, Social Studies, and Health learners: the epidemic that turned doctors into detectives and how it changed our food supply.

Article; Background Reading; Printable

Tryscience

Here's a website chock full of resources to help you integrate science into your classroom activities, connect with parents, and find unique professional development opportunities!

Learning Game; Lesson Plan; Multimedia

KnowItAll.org

Knowitall.org is a collection of fun, interactive websites across teh curriculum for K-12 students, teachers, and parents.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Professional Development Course

Project Look Sharp

Lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula for K-12, including integration with the new common core standards.

Background Reading; Lesson Plan; Presentation

Above the Influence.com

This site offers games, free downloads, quizzes, photos, podcasts, and important information about dealing with the pressures of teenage life.

Multimedia

Alcohol Awareness Resources for Educators

Free publications that provide educators with information about the hazards of drinking alcohol.

Background Reading; Printable

Anatomy of the Human Heart with Flash Illustration

The Texas Heart Institute provides a detailed tour of the heart and circulatory system.

Multimedia; Printable

Cabot Cheese Posters

Check out these six posters for students in grades K-5 about eating right.

Printable

Character Counts

Free resources, professional development, and how to participate in the biggest celebration of character in the world.

Child Nutrition Health Education Kit

The National Dairy Council kit has papers with supportive science and presentations as well as downloadable charts and other education materials. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Reference Center

Cut to the Heart

Learn about the pioneers of heart surgery, how the heart works, why it fails, and how to treat heart failure. View annotated photos of diseased hearts and follow the flow of blood through an animated heart.

Multimedia

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools (DETS)

The DETS Project is part of a national effort to decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Free learning resources and printables.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

Emergency Preparedness: Free Classroom Resources

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Here are some resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help you and your students prepare for emergencies year 'round.

Themed Package

Energizers: Classroom-Based Physical Activities

This North Carolina resource has ideas for keeping kids moving and learning. Travel the Tar Heel State is one of my favorites and is easily adaptable for any other state (mine is Maryland).

Printable

Etiquette Guide or Naturalization Ceremony

This page offers guidelines for dress, behavior, conduct, reception etiquette, tips and pointers, and thank-you notes after the ceremony. From Citizenship Counts.

Fact Sheet; Multimedia; Tool

EXCITE!

This public health web site is a collection of teaching and reference materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce and excite youth about the knowledge and skills used by public health professionals.

Multimedia

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools

This fact sheet includes a chart that shows the correlation between achievement test scores and time spent in physical education.

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Physical Education in Schools - Both Quality and Quantity are Important

A Statement from the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association making specific recommendations for K-12 physical education.

Fact Sheet

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This web site has teaching and learning resources from federal agencies, which include animations, primary docs, photos, and videos.

Multimedia

HEALTHEDU BLOG

50 Essential Web Resources for Health Educators - This web site offers 50 links to health and medical information resources that can help health educators. It also includes information about health careers.

Multimedia

Iditarod in the Classroom

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for all grades.

Themed Package

Iditarod Resources for Grades 9-12

Follow the 1,150 mile trek from Anchorage to Nome with these lessons and activities for grades 9-12

Themed Package