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Science, Math & Technology Got a question? Join us to share ideas and strategies for making science and math instruction effective and meaningful for students. Classroom technology questions are also welcome! source

Digestive System - Activities to use when teaching the digestive system. source

Human Body Systems - This is a collection of ideas to use when teaching multiple body systems. source

Red Ribbon Week Activities - Everything you need to have a successful Red Ribbon Week. source

Nutrition - Ideas and Activities to help your nutrition unit source

Sex Education - Dear parent,
I understand what you are saying, but the fact is that it is just not possible to leave sex ed. entirely to the parents. There are many, many parents who never talk about it and their kids are already having sex. They dont know anything about it (dangers, protection, etc.) and are putting themselves at great risk.

I taught in a middle school and was blown away by how many kids were having sex at a young age with ...source

sex education - Unfortunately it is not always a minority in schools in todays world who are experimenting with sex or aspects of sexual activities. I agree that it is not healthy for children to be actively involved in some of these things, but as a teacher it is often difficult to be completely aware of everything that is happening in our students lives. I think we have to all take our heads out of the sand and realize our children know a lot more about sex and than we did at their age (and often have misconceptions that should be cleared up). Unless your children do not watch ...source

Body Basics - Series of experiments about the human body. Topics include bones, muscles, classifying, cells, nerves, digestion, and lung capacity source

BodyQuest - Students explore organs and systems of the human body with this ThinkQuest site which includes experiments, quizzes and games to check student understanding source

Cells and Systems - Students explore cell theory, study the skin in detail, and analyze how the skin functions as an organ. Unit includes twelve lessons, experiments, activities, and games source

From Cells to Systems - Second graders learn how cells form systems by focusing on the digestive system and the path food follows through the human body (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Human Body: A Joint Activity - Activity demonstrates how important joints are to accomplishing everyday tasks source

Human Survival Gear - Activity guides students on search for ten body parts or systems that allow them to survive and to consideration of actions that are threats to their survival source

My Body: The Inside Story - An integrated instructional unit with activities on the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems. (Adaptable grade 2 unit) source

Respiratory System - Students perform experiments to demonstrate that oxygen is in the air, measure the amount of air forced out of the lungs, make a model of Respiratory System and more source

SandlotScience Optical Illusions (and printable projects) - Over seventy exhibits and activities can be found in this interactive guide to optical illusions. Click on Projects for printable projects in PDF format source

The Five Senses - See Brain & Nervous System source

The SunWise School Program - EPA prepared environmental and health education program designed to teach children how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. Register through 2-28-01 source

The Yuckiest Site on The Internet: Human Body - A kid-friendly site which explores everything from ear wax to vomit in a lively- humorous format complete with sound effects. Links to teacher resources source

Top Five Body Shop - First graders journey through the human body skeletal, muscular, digestive and nervous systems using hands-on activities, songs and literature (PDF Document) source

Tour of the Digestive System - Young students learn the body parts and the functions of the digestive system using several hand-on activities (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Waiting to Exhale - Students explore the process of respriation, the anatomy of respiration, and the environmental dangers to respiration using hands-on activities, multimedia, and community resources (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

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