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Health Internet Resources


New Sites Posted January 7, 2002 

Food and Agricultures of the World

Web Page for Kids (Government Agencies)

Online Games for Kids    

TryScience Online Experiments

 

 

Health Internet Resources 
for K-12 Students, Teachers, and Families  

Body
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Dental Health
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Disease
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Drugs, Smoking, and Alcohol
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Environmental Health
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Fitness
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Mental Health
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Nutrition
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Safe Schools
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Safety
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

Senses
For Kids   For Parents & Teachers

 

Additional Health Information
For Kids  For Parents and Teachers

 

Health Lesson Plans

Clip Art

 

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Body

The Body For Kids

A Look Inside the Human Body

BodyQuest--click on a button and see varying views of different parts of the body.

Your Body: A Peek Inside

Your Body's Systems

American Heart Association

BrainPop --Pick a movie about many different body systems and organs.

Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord

Good for Your Body Foods

Gander Academy - Systems of the Body

HeartBeats  A Shockwave game that tells you about heart problems

The Human Body (A ThinkQuest for Kids)

Human Body (Another ThinkQuest for Kids)

Human Body Adventure

Human Anatomy Online--This site provides views of the various systems of the body.  Animations are provided for several processes.  Descriptions of organs and systems are provided.

Interactive Skeleton (Not linked 01/14/01) --At this site you should be able to click on the bones and they speak.

Neuroscience Experiments and Activities

Neuroscience Resources for Kids

Surfing Inside the Human Body

Virtual Trip Through The Body

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The Body For Parents and Teachers

Books about the Body

Journey Through the Digestive System --A lesson is provided with links to a digestive system tour.

To Your Health: Lessons that Build Your Health Awareness --This site is linked to activities on body and drugs, smoking and alcohol.

Yahooligans--Body --Yahooligans is a search site for students.  This search result “body” provides many links to sites teaching/telling about the body.

Journey Through the Digestive System--Education World Lesson Plan

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Dental Health

Dental Health For Kids

American Dental Association: Kid’s Page--Downloadable worksheets for young children.  Some short video clips for elementary students.

Banishing Bad Breath--A cute story about bad breath with links to other sites--third grade or above reading level.

Brushing Your Teeth --This site fits the 3rd through 5th grade population with information and tips about brushing your teeth.

Canadian Dental Association--Cute stories for kids about dental health.  Just click on any of the icons and load the stories.

Colgate Palmolive Kid's World--Several games for children appear at this site.

CrestKids.Com--Great site for kids including songs with sound.

Healthy Snacks--great site for young children

What Causes Bad Breath--Another story about bad breath with links to other sites--third grade or above reading level.

Magic School Bus Maze Craze--click the mouth and eat the good snacks.

Preventing and Treating Bad Breath--A story about bad breath with links to other sites--third grade or above reading level.

Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth

Taking Care of Your Teeth --Kids Health provides information about dental care, before toothpaste was invented, and how you can keep your teeth healthy.

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Dental Health For Parents and Teachers

The American Association of Orthodontists

The American Dental Association--Search this site for information.  Some of the information at this site is appropriate for older students.  Some great pictures are given with explanations

Ask the Dentist --Ask the Dentist is a question-answering service for parents and students that provides information on dental issues. Other features of the site include a keyword-searchable archive of previously-answered questions and free downloadable software for children. 

The WWW Virtual Library on Dental Health --Several links to information on dental hygiene are provided.

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Disease

Disease For Kids

The Bad Bug Book--Great information for older kids.

Cook it Safely--a crossword puzzle about cooking food safely.

Environmental Diseases A-Z

Food Safety Quiz --a multiple choice "test" for kids 2nd through 5th grade.

Four Simple Steps to Fight BAC--a great link for 4th-8th graders on food handling.

Germs on the Run--a song and picture are posted for students to sing as they wash their hands.

Home Remedies

Online Coloring Sheet--color on line and learn to wash your hands before snacks.

The Story of Bacteria--pictures from a commercial about bacteria.

Sci4Kids--Click on the pictures to learn information about germs.

Linked Story about Immune System for 5th grade or above.

Vaccines

What Ails You

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Disease For Parents and Teachers

AIDS --HIV and AIDS information for young people is located at this site, one of 18 provided by this British organization.

Georgia Pacific Health Smart --Georgia Pacific provides information about germs, staying healthy.  Some classroom activities are noted.

Germs Experiment--no technology is used, but it is a good experiment for use in class.

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Drugs, Smoking, and Alcohol

Drugs, Smoking, & Alcohol For Kids

Against Drunk Driving Activity Page

Driving Under the Influence

Facts About Drugs

Science Based Drug Education

Surgeon General's Report to Kids about Smoking

What You(th) Should Know About Tobacco

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Drugs, Smoking, & Alcohol For Parents and Teachers

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous

A Different Look at D.A.R.E.

Al-Anon/Alateen

Alcohol and Drug Facts --Resources sorted by type, cultural variables.

Alcohol and Other Drugs--lesson plans for all grade levels

Center for Drug Abuse and Prevention --CSAP's mission is to provide national leadership in the Federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug problems.

CLN Substance Abuse Theme Page --Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to substance abuse.

DARE.America --This is a DARE site for kids.  Another site for adults is connected.

Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Drug and Alcohol Related Internet Links --Several links to drug and alcohol organizations and information are linked to this site.

Drug Related Street Terms & Slang Words --This site provides an alphabetized list of street term and slang words for drugs.

Drug Testing of Students --A policy update from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Mind Over Matter—The Brain’s Response to Drugs --This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain.

National Institute on Drug Abuse --The Website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides up-to-date information on drug abuse as well as prevention research.

Office on National Drug Control Policy --The goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.

Preventing Drug Use --A policy update from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Quit Smoking Theme Page

Resources for Adult Children of Alcoholics

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Street Terms for Drugs and Drug Trade --The Street Terms database contains over 2,000 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity.

Substance Abuse Resources --This site provides a listing of organizations that are among many that provide information on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.

10 Actions Parents Can Take to Raise Drug Free Kids

The 13 Characteristics of Adult Children by Dr. Janet G. Woititz

To Your Health: Lessons that Build Your Health Awareness --This site is linked to activities on body and drugs, smoking and alcohol.

Youth Tobacco Use and Prevention--A policy update from the National Association of State Boards of Education.

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Environmental Health

Environmental Health For Kids

Build a Water Cycle

The ABCs of Clean Water and Clean Air

Decision Process for Drinking Water--learn where your water comes from and how it is treated.

Environmental Dangers in the Home

Environmental Diseases A-Z

Environmental Protection Agency Kids Pages

EPA on Water (for kids)

Global Warming Kids Site

Kids for Saving the Earth

Office of Solid Waste Kids Page

On the Trail of the Missing Ozone

Pook in the World--a young child goes on a mission to save the world.

Recycle City--Great site for 3rd-5th grade--click on a part of the city and learn about recycling.

Recycle.com

Water Pollution Experiment--an experiment kids can do, but pictures here show the experiment and results.

Water Bloopers--learn what not to do with water.

Water Treatment Path

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Environmental Health For Parents and Teachers

Community and Environmental Health--Lesson plans for all ages

Ecological Thinking and Respect for Life

Environmental Science Lessons

Environmental Resources

EPA Water Experiment Lesson Plans 

Too Much Trash--a lesson requiring digital pictures

Water Pollution Experiments

National Institute of Environmental Health  games, songs, puzzles and more at this site.

World Water Day

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Fitness

Fitness For Kids

BrainPop on Fitness

Exercise, It's Good for You

10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for You--10 tips are given with cartoon pictures and text (2nd grade or above reading level).

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Fitness For Parents and Teachers

Fitness Theme Page--Lesson plans for fitness.

Fitness Lessons--plans for all ages

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Mental Health

Mental Health For Kids

Girl Power--Helping girls 9-14 make the most of themselves.

Just for Kids--Out on a Limb--A Guide to Getting Along

Role Models on the Web--click on a role model and read information about the person.

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Mental Health For Parents and Teachers

Mental and Emotional Health--Lesson plans for all ages

 

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Nutrition

Nutrition For Kids

Kid's Club--Three nutrition games are located at this site.

MooMilk--Fun site for kids and adults that includes a connect the dot game and an opportunity to learn more about dairy cows.

Kids Food CyberClub--an interactive site filled with lots of fun ideas to help kids get interested, and stay interested, in their nutrition and health.

Dole's Five a Day Web site--Choose from 3 sites:  Just for Kids, Nutrition Fruits and Vegetables, and Educators

Food Finder--check the nutritional status of fast foods.

Food Pyramid for Young Children --Tips for using the food pyramid with young children and downloadable copies of the food pyramid in different sizes and activities.

Food and Supersititions

The Food Timeline --Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Dolley Madison made her ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why?  Great site for older elementary and middle school students.

Fun Facts:  Fruit  Vegetables

Good for Your Body Foods

Guide to Fats

The Healthy Food Magazine --This is the first issue of an online health magazine sponsored by the Irish Dept. of Health featuring fruits and vegetables as an important part of a healthful diet. Good for older elementary students.

Information about Nutrition--great set of links from this page.

Kid’s Food CyberClub --The kid's site has neat information and interactive games to test for recall. 

Nutrition Café --Great games to test for nutrition information.

Nutrition Explorations --Links for food service personnel, teachers, kids and families.  Great games for the kids.

Nutrition Lessons--Plans for all ages

Ronald's Play Place--Ronald McDonald has several rooms in his house and games to play.  

Smart Food Junk Food

You Are What You Eat

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Nutrition For Parents and Teachers

Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC)--You can access all of FNIC's resource lists, databases, and many other food and nutrition related links from this award winning site.

Foodplay--This site has some food and snack ideas for students, teachers, and nutritionists. A downloadable snack guide is available.

Kid’s Food CyberClub --Great information and interactive games to test for recall. There is a kid's site and a teacher site.

McDonalds Nutrition Facts--McDonalds provides nutrition information for its new foods.

Nutrition Explorations --Links for food service personnel, teachers, kids and families.  Great games for the kids.

Tufts University Nutrition Navigator --The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find what you want.

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Safe Schools

Safe School For Kids

McGruff.Org

Pook in the World--a young child goes on a mission to save the world.

Safety City: Stuff for Kids

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For Parents and Teachers

Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action

Center for the Prevention of School Violence 

Child and School Safety and Health

Child Safety Resource Listing

Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

Gaining Control of Violence in the Schools

Gang Activity at School: Prevention Strategies

Keep Schools Safe Bibliography

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

NEA Safe Schools Now

Never Say Never: Violence and Tragedy Can Strike Anywhere Tips for Educators on Preparing for the Unthinkable

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Preventing Youth Violence in Urban Schools: An Essay Collection 

Responding to Violence in Schools

Safe & Drug Free Schools Program

School Safety: A Collaborative Effort

Schoolwide Behavioral Management System

School Violence Prevention

10 Things You Can Do

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Senses

Senses For Kids

Anatomy of the Ear

Anatomy of the Auditory System

Animations of nose, eye, ear, heart, lungs, mouth and throata

BrainPop on Hearing

BrainPop on Smell

BrainPop on Taste

BrainPop on Vision

Come to Your Senses --A great webQuest for students in upper elementary and middle school.

Ear Animation

The Eye--Online Wordsearch

Eye Safety

Eye/Vision Online Quiz--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

Hearing--click on the sites to see (and hear) more.

I Spy the Eye--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

How the Nose Knows--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World -Information from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for upper elementary and middle school students on the senses.

The Skin--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

Online Word Search--Touch--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

Pain and Why it Hurts--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

That's Tasty--Great for upper elementary and middle school students.

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Senses for For Parents and Teachers

American Printing House for the Blind

Braille History, Use, and Current Research

Coming to our Senses --We often use our senses without even noticing. Strengthen your sensory muscles by investigating the sensory world.

Ear Foundation--View Sam's Young Ears

The Five Senses --The Southwest Education Development Lab has a comprehensive set of lessons on the 5 senses in English and Spanish.

Great Sites for Teaching About the Senses --Education World provides 9 great sites for teaching about the 5 senses.

Hearing --Do you need a hearing aid? These activities and exercises should help your hearing. Investigate the sense of hearing and learn how the human ear works.  

Human Vision --Check these sites for good student sites. Enjoy the information about vision and the Magic Eye 3D

Reading without Seeing --A lesson plan with related links to Braille History, Braille Alphabet.

Seeing --See clearly with these activities and exercises for your sense of sight. Learn about color-blindness and how the eye and brain work together to color your world.  

Sensory Systems --Information and games related to the sensory systems are provided at this site.

Smelling --Only the nose knows how to smell. Sometimes, the sense of smell makes our lives more pleasant. The only problem is that smells aren't always nice. Use these quick activities to exercise your sense of smell.  

Tasting --Stick out your tongue if you like to taste new flavors. Exercise your sense of taste by learning about how the tongue and brain work together to sample the flavors of life.

Teaching About the 5 Senses --Education World provides 10 lessons about the 5 senses.

Touching --To begin your inquiry into the human senses, start at your fingertips. Have some hands-on fun as you investigate the sense of touch.  

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Health and Safety Information

Health and Safety For Kids

Bike Safety

Buckle Up Teddy--a Sesame Street Story

Brain Busters--a quiz on Bike Safety

Fun with Fire Engines

Kids Zone Test your skills on bike safety with this interactive game.

Lightning

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For Parents and Teachers

Education World Health and Safety

Injury Prevention--Lesson plans for all ages.

Riding in the back seat, planning for fire safety, biking safety

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Health Information

Health Information For Kids

BrainPop --Pick a movie about many different body systems and organs.

KidsHealth --Multiple links—searchable for kids, parents, and teens.

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Health Information For Parents and Teachers

Healthfinder for Kids --A free guide to reliable health information--searchable index.

Health and Safety Sites on the Internet--A government listing of several agencies dealing with health and safety.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) --NIH provides a searchable index of information on thousands of topics.

PE Central Health Websites --This link provides links to several websites with information about health.

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Health Lesson Plans: Searchable Indexes

Apple Learning Interchange --Search the Apple site by going to Units of Practice, subject Science, and then choose a grade level.  Several 4-star health lessons with technology integrated are located at this site.

ASK ERIC: Health --Links to lesson plans for body systems and senses, consumer health, environmental health, family life, mental/emotional health, nutrition, safety, sexuality, and substance abuse.

Discovery School --Kathy Schrock's guide to health and PE sites.

Education World Lessons on Health--several lessons on germs, body, alcohol, drugs.

ERIC Clearinghouse Health Resources for K-12 Teachers --ERIC Information on Health, PE, Recreation and Dance Division for Teacher Education

ERIC Health Lessons

Family Health and Sexuality--lesson plans for all ages

Health --A lengthy listing of links to Health lessons/sites is available at this site.

Health Topics A-Z  Center for Disease Control searchable index.

KidsClick--search for a topic and specify the reading level.

Lesson Plan Archives --A collection of sites, each of which provide extensive links to lesson plans.

NEA Site on Health --The National Education Association provides links to many health sites at this Health Information Network.

Network Nuggets: Physical Education, Sports, and Health --The purpose of this site is to provide information on internet resources.

Personal and Consumer Health--lesson plans for all ages

PE Central Health Lesson Plans --PE Central presents a large number of Health lesson ideas for you to use in your Health education program. These ideas are from teachers around the globe. Use the following search choices to locate the lessons currently in our database.

Preschool Lessons 

Teachnet --Network for lesson plans, networking opportunities, professional development.

ThinkQuest--Search the ThinkQuest Junior database for lessons on health and safety.

Virtual Library on Medicine and Health --Several links for factual information are located at this site.  A good teacher resource.

 

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