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Your Environment. Your Health.

For Students


Air

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Indoor Air (English) (196KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Air and My World Indoors
K - 4 5 - 8


EnviroHealth Connections Lessons
5 - 8

These interdisciplinary lesson plans integrate environmental health topics into core content areas at both the middle school and high school level. The lessons are technology rich and effectively integrate media into the instructional process. Topics covered include: air pollution, asthma, environmental justice, food supply, evolution, weather, water, lead, urban development, genetics, obesity, food webs, global warming and cancer. Lessons online through

www.thinkport.org

Keywords: air pollution, asthma, environmental justice, health, environmental science, food supply, evolution, weather, water, lead, urban development, genetics, obesity, food webs, global warming, cancer, etc.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, Geography, Civics, Economics, Health & fitness


Air (Arabic)

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Indoor Air (Arabic) (304KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in Arabic presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.


Asthma

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Allergens and Irritants - 1998
9 - 12 12+

Biology

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
BioEd Online
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12+

BioEd Online is an online educational resource for educators, students, and parents. BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects. The goal of BioEd Online is to provide useful, accurate, and current information and materials that build upon and enhance the skills and knowledge of science educators. Developed under the guidance of its expert Editorial Board, BioEd Online offers the following high-quality resources: downloadable lessons and curriculum guides, short courses, streaming video presentations, slide library, and nature science update.


Body

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Organ Systems
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12+

Lesson 1: Bodily Defenses;
Lesson 2: Digestion;
Lesson 3: Detoxication;
Lesson 4: Gas Exchange;
Lesson 5: Coordination and Control.

These learning units focus on five main classes of functions that a body must perform. Rather than just naming organs of the body and what they do, we present a perspective on the body as a coordinated group of systems that must do certain things correctly in order to survive and thrive. Each instructional unit includes topics on: "Why Does It Matter" to explain the significance of the facts; "How We Know" to explain how understanding develops; "What We Know" to summarize the main facts; "Story Time" a biographical sketch on famous scientists emphasizing, where possible, their childhood; "Activities" for hands-on learning; "Common Hazards" and their effects on organ system functions; On-line self-study system, Get Smart!, that operates like "flash cards," but also allows the teacher to provide feedback on answers and scores automatically; Internet group work-space "FORUM" for interactions among students, teachers, and consulting scientists.

What Really Causes Baldness (Hint: It's not your Grandpa)
5-8 9-12

Brown Lung

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
The Waterfall Ghost
5 - 8

The Waterfall Ghost deals with the 19th-century textile industry and the byssinosis (brown lung) that many workers contracted.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Cancer


Carbon Monoxide

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Careers

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Environmental and Occupational Health Science Institute: Toxicology, Health and Environmental Disease High School Summer Program

K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This one-week program offers students opportunities to participate in a variety of laboratory activities such as DNA isolation, cell culture, cytotoxicity studies, etc. and learn about careers in medicine, pharmacy, toxicology, environmental science, and research.

Location: Piscataway, NJ

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory's High School Fellowships
9 - 12

High school students (primarily from Maine) participate in 6 to 8 weeks of intensive, hands-on research under the guidance of scientist/mentors. Students work in the laboratory--conducting experiments, collecting data, and analyzing results, and also attend meetings and seminars.

Location: Salisbury Cove, ME

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory's Undergraduate Fellowships

12+

Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory offers undergraduates two 8-10 week summer research programs that provide hands-on research training in the biological and biomedical sciences: NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, and Maine IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence.

Location: Salisbury Cove, ME

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's High School Program
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Undergraduate Program

9 - 12 12+

This program provides students with interactive and fulfilling research experience in various laboratories and with very prestigious mentors at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Location: Smithville, TX

Careers in Environmental Health

5 - 8 9 - 12

Men and women who work in environmental public health are concerned with anything in the environment that may affect human health, from clean water to polluted air, mercury to mosquitoes. This interactive activity from Teachers Domain describes careers in different environmental public health disciplines. Learn about careers in these fields and how environmental public health professionals prevent disease, create safe environments, treat people sickened from environmental exposures, and help the public make healthy decisions.


Cells

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Cells Are Us
5 - 8

This "Cells Are Us" module has five instructional units. One is an introduction of the levels of organization in living systems, followed by four other units based on some key aspect of cell function. Rather than discuss cells from the basis of their anatomy (membranes, mitochondria, nucleus, etc.), we thought it more important to emphasize what cells DO and how they do it.


Chagas Disease

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Kiss of the Assassin
5 - 8

The Kiss of the Assassin focuses on pathogens and bacterial infectious diseases (Chagas disease in this case) that can be obtained from insects, like the "kissing bug," that harbor the bacteria and serve as vectors for the disease. Twenty lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Chemicals

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
What's Wrong Whiskers?
K - 4 5 - 8


Chemical Hazards at Home
K - 4 5 - 8

Toxie the cat leads kids from room to room in a typical house, pointing out chemical hazards like carbon monoxide, lead, chlorine, and radon, in this interactive activity from the National Library of Medicine. After clicking on each hazard, students are given additional information about why the selected substance is dangerous to human and pet health, and where else it can be found.

Keywords: Chemicals, environmental health, carbon monoxide, lead, radon, pets


Children's Health


Cholera

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Dark Poison
5 - 8

Dark Poison concerns a cholera epidemic in New York in the 1830s. Thirteen lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Climate Change

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

This module is intended to promote student discovery and learning about the complex interactions between climate change, the environment and human health. Using content from the US Global Change Research Program’s 2016 report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment (CHA, 2016), students are prompted to describe the impacts of changing climatic conditions on human health with emphasis on vulnerable populations and apply systems thinking to create a visual model of the various health implications arising from climate change.

Climate Change and Human Health

9 - 12 12+

Learn how human health is impacted by changes in the environment in this interactive activity. Explore how global climate change affects health issues such as airway diseases, developmental disorders, mental health disorders, vector-borne diseases, and waterborne diseases. In addition, consider possible ways to reduce health risks.

Keywords: Climate Change


Disease

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Ecologist

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

EMF

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Environment

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Sharon Finds the Environment (English) (1MB)
K - 4 5 - 8


Sharon Finds the Environment (Spanish) (2MB)
K - 4 5 - 8


Your Environment. Your Health. (NIEHS Pocket Card) (149KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12+


Public Service Announcements
  • Breathe Easier
  • Common Chemicals
  • Second Hand Smoke

Environmental Health Disaster Scenario program
9 - 12

Students learn how complicated public health decision making can be, and how quickly decisions must sometimes be made. The scenarios place the students in roles they might not normally find themselves in--as an environmental expert or public health official, for example. They also give the students a glimpse at potential public health careers beyond the familiar ones such as nursing, medicine, or pharmacy.


PBS Learning Media - Environmental Public Health
5 - 8 9 - 12

PBS LearningMedia is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. Youll find media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. The Environmental Public Health section of the website offers classroom-ready resources for middle and high school students to help examine real-world environmental perils and the role of public health.

Toxic or Not? - Environmental Health Hazards
5 - 8

Environmental Health Hazards This module focuses on our surroundings and the hazards present in everyday life. The environment is defined and broken into components, and the hazards present in our environment are discussed in terms of means of exposure.


Environmental Analyst

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Environmental Exposures

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Environmental Justice Issues

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Race to Find the Cure: Isolation of Chemicals from Plant Leaves (68KB)
5-8 9-12

In this short activity, students view an excerpt from the 1998 film A Civil Action, which is based on the 1996 non-fiction account of a water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts. After viewing the film, students assume the role of environmental scientists and apply their knowledge of water and hazardous waste contamination to create a plan to help lawyer, Jan Schlichtmann, try the case. This activity can be used as an assessment piece to determine your students' understanding of the many variables influencing water quality studies, especially when health risks are involved.
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Social studies, History, Civics, Economics

Introducing Students to Environmental Justice: A North Carolina Case Study (184KB)

5-8 9-12

In this activity, students will be introduced to environmental justice by considering a North Carolina case study that involved a hazardous waste landfill and is often credited with launching the national environmental justice movement. This lesson follows the 5E inquiry model, using engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation to promote student learning.
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Social studies, History, Civics, Economics

Water: Muddle Up and Clean Up (315KB)
5-8 9-12

In this activity, adapted from the lesson "There Is No Point to This Pollution" in the Water Quality Educators Guide by Healthy Water, Healthy People, students use critical thinking to predict how water becomes polluted. This activity is designed to safely model the ways in which pollutants and hazardous chemicals may react when they reach water and the cumulative effect of land uses on water quality. Common household items (food coloring, vegetable oil and corn syrup) represent pollutants and also hazardous chemicals that are commonly found at hazardous waste sites, including Superfund sites, across the country. By simulating the contamination of water by various kinds of chemicals, students are introduced to current information on hazardous waste sites in North Carolina and the clean up techniques being employed.
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Social studies, History, Civics, Economics


Epidemiology

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
What Should I Use to Clean My Shower?
9 - 12

Students will learn the essential steps in an epidemiology investigation by studying John Snow's classic investigation of the cholera epidemic in London in 1854.

Keywords: Epidemiology, cholera, illness outbreak

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, History

Investigation of an Outbreak

5 - 8

Students learn the steps in an epidemiology investigation, work in teams, and use real data to investigate an outbreak of gastrenteritis in Southern Oregon.

Keywords: Epidemiology, gastroenteritis, illness outbreak
Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Health & fitness


ETS

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Mama Didn't Know
K - 4 5 - 8

Exposure

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Lemons and Onions

5 - 8 9 - 12

This entertaining and educational activity gives elementary and middle school students a hands-on lesson in evaluating environmental health problems. In a well controlled activity, students smash lemons and onions to observe what happens when they are exposed to the odors. Then they participate in a demonstration that links together the health problem, the hazard, and the people who are exposed. Afterwards they use the concept of links in a discussion about how scientists reach a conclusion that a hazard is responsible for causing health problems in people.


Food

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Food Safety - 2001 (345KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Food and My World
K - 4 5 - 8

Gene-Environment

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Genetics

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
You and Your Genes - Making it in a Tough Environment (341KB)
5 - 8 9 - 12


What Really Causes Baldness (Hint: It's not your Grandpa)
5 - 8 9 - 12

Find out what causes baldness - Don't blame your grandpa, it's more complicated than that!


Growth Biologist

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Hepatitis

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Midnight at the Marble Tomb
5 - 8

Midnight at the Marble Tomb focuses on the health consequences of raw sewage in streets, acupuncture, tattoos, body piercing (of the nose, ears, lips, eyebrows, and belly button), blood transfusions, and organ donations in India. Fourteen lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Household Chemicals

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
What makes a Product Hazardous?
9 - 12

Students read product labels noting signal words, hazardous properties, and routes of exposure. They inventory hazardous household products in their homes and identify unsafe storage and use of products, and write a memo to their parents detailing what they found and recommended changes.

Keywords: Household chemicals, risk, routes of exposure, environmental health

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Health & fitness


Illness Outbreak

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Mysterious Illness Outbreak Scenario
9 - 12

Students form teams that take on the roles of the professionals on the Hydroville Health Department team involved in determining the cause and control of an outbreak. Students follow the steps of an epidemiology investigation. They collect data, develop a case definition, and form a hypothesis about the cause of the outbreak. They learn data collection and analysis techniques used by such investigators, analyze simulated data, modify their case definition based on this analysis, and present their results in a press release and press conference format.

Keywords: illness outbreak, epidemiology, pesticides, environmental health, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum, problem-based, science careers

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Geography, Health & fitness


Indoor Air Quality

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Indoor Air Quality Scenario
9 - 12

The local school board has received complaints of illness at the newly renovated Hydroville Middle School. Many people believe that this is due to poor indoor air quality. High school students participating in this problem act as a team of environmental consults to determine if there really is an indoor air quality problem in the school. Student teams present their findings at the next school board meeting.

Keywords: indoor air quality, indoor air quality in schools, environmental health, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum, problem-based, science careers

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Geography, Health & fitness


Influenza

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
March Madness
5 - 8

March Madness focuses on the influenza epidemic surrounding World War I. Sixteen lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Lead

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Lead and Your Health (1MB)
9 - 12 12+


Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Heavy Metals - 2001 (188KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Get the Lead Out: Your Environment, Your Health! (941KB)
9 - 12 12+


Bradley & the Bad Pb
K - 4 5 - 8


Lead Busters
K - 4 5 - 8

Lung Doctor

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
What is a Lung Doctor?
5 - 8 9 - 12

Microbiologist

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Mold

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
EnviroMysteries: Breaking the Mold
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This video and accompanying extensive online educational resources look at health and air pollution and empower students to take an active role in environmental issues that can affect their health today and in the future.

Keywords: asthma, mold, air pollution, indoor air pollution, respiratory system, mystery, science, environmental health, health
Subjects: Science, Health & fitness

Mold Control
9 - 12

Using four types of cleaning solutions, students analyze which product is most effective for controlling yeast (substitute for mold) and create a dose-response curve to analyze the toxicity of the cleaning product to yeast.

Keywords: Mold, toxicology, dose-response, environmental health

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Health & fitness


Nanotechnology

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Nanotechnology Safety Assessment  National Toxicology Program
9 - 12 12+

Notebooks

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Oceans

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Parkinson's

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Pesticides

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Pest Control (English) (310KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Pesticide Spill Scenario
9 - 12

Students involved in the Hydroville Pesticide Spill Scenario act as members of the team of scientists and engineers that are sent to the site of a pesticide spill. Their task is to remove the liquid, evaluate the risk posed to the citizens of Hydroville, develop a proposal for complete cleanup of the site, and make a presentation about their proposal to an open meeting of the Hydroville Town Council.

Keywords: pesticides, toxicology, dose response, integrated, environmental health, problem-based, science careers

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, Geography, Health & fitness

Isolation of Naturally Occurring Pesticides: In this classroom experiment, students learn principles of biology, environmental science, and ecology by observing the effects on fruit flies of naturally occurring pesticides, such as those found in various spices and flowers. This teacher's guide provides background information, a list of necessary materials, preparation instructions, and recommendations for variations on the experiment.>


Pesticides (Arabic)

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Pest Control (Arabic) (364KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in Arabic presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.


Phones

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Poison

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Look-A-Likes - 2001 (209KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Name That Poison (113KB)
5 - 8 9 - 12

This activity sheet raises awareness and provides information about nine different poisonous substances. Users match substances with their common health effects. Background information about hazardous substances is provided.


Poison (Arabic)

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Look-A-Likes (Arabic) - 2001 (400KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in Arabic presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.


Prevention

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Profession

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Research

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Risk

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Safety

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Read the Label, Mabel
K - 4 5 - 8

Smallpox and Bioterrorism

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Three Rivers, Three Nations
5 - 8

Three Rivers, Three Nations takes a look at bioterrorism, focusing on the use of smallpox during the French and Indian War in the 18th Century. Seventeen lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Stewardship

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Sharon Cleans Up!
K - 4 5 - 8

Tobacco

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Tobacco Induced Mutations - 2001 (562KB)
9 - 12

Toxicology is a fundamental component of environmental health science. This classroom activity teaches about the basic concepts of toxicology as well as the scientific method and laboratory techniques by observing the mutagenic effects of tobacco on bacteria. Students prepare plates of bacteria and observe the effects on the colonies of the addition of varying concentrations of tobacco extract. The package of materials includes a teacher's guide, student instructions, student and class (pooled) data sheets, and discussion questions.

Chemicals and Human Health Web Site
9 - 12

Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Development Activity: Teacher's Guide and Student Sheet


Topics

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Toxicology

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (87KB)
12+

Chemicals, The Environment and You: Explorations in Science and Human Health - Students explore the relationship between chemicals in the environment and human health, utilizing basic concepts in the science of toxicology. Developed by teachers, this curriculum includes six hands-on activities that will encourage students to think about chemical exposures, dose-response, and individual susceptibility.


Training

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
University of Texas's Annual Environmental Health Sciences Institute for K-12 Educators
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12+

Description: This free summer program offers an extensive variety of workshops for K-12 educators, pursuing the connections between health and the environment. Learn how to help students use scientific inquiry to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that affect the environment and our health. K-12 curricular materials will be featured from a network of institutions nationwide focusing on cancer, genetics, cell biology, indoor and outdoor air pollution, lead poisoning, water quality and toxicology. All workshops are facilitated by educators, scientists, and classroom teachers.

Location: Austin, Texas, USA.


Training and Careers

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
University of Rochester's Outreach Program at Life Science Learning Center (LSLC)
5 - 8 9 - 12

LSLC offers professional development workshops on a variety of topics to give educators experience with cutting-edge science technologies. LSLC also offers science camps to students during school breaks, and field trips for high school and middle school students.

Location: Rochester, NY


Water

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Indoor Water (English) (269KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in English presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.

Water, the Neverending Story
K - 4 5 - 8


Water's the Matter
K - 4 5 - 8

This module will focus on five different measurable properties of water. The quality of water is more than just visible observations such as color and odor. Nature (and also man) can cause many changes in a body of water. As a result, a given body of water will have a specific footprint. It will have unique properties when compared to another body of water.
Each unit is divided into six sections: Introduction, Objectives, Pre-Test, Lesson Presentation, Activity, and Post-Test

EnviroMysteries:Water +? = Trouble
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This video and accompanying extensive print teacher resources explore how water can become polluted, consequences of and potential remedies for water pollution. Students are engaged in a mystery and learn why it is important to take an active role in environmental issues that can affect their health today and in the future.

Keywords: water, water pollution, cholera, water cycle, water purification, mystery, science, environmental health, health

Subjects: Science, Health & fitness

Water and My World

9 - 12

Water (Arabic)

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Healthy Homes = Healthy Kids: Indoor Water (Arabic) (346KB)
K - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12

This fact sheet in Arabic presents basic information about food safety issues around the home, including sources, symptoms, and avoidance strategies for Salmonella, E. coli, Staphylococcus, and Listeria poisonings.


Water Quality

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +
Water Quality Scenario
9 - 12

The town of Hydroville is experiencing some of the social, political, and environmental problems associated with rapid growth and development. The drinking water report shows that certain pollutants in the water supply have increased significantly.Students teams investigate possible causes of the increase in contaminants in the water supply and develop remediation options that will protect the drinking water from further contamination. Students report their findings to the city council through presentations and to the community through newspaper articles and public service announcements.

Keywords: water quality, drinking water, groundwater pollution, groundwater remediation, environmental health, inquiry-based, integrated curriculum, problem- based, science careers

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Communication, Science, Social studies, Geography, Health & fitness

Tut's Revenge
K - 4 5 - 8

Tut's Revenge is about water contamination during construction of King Tut's tomb in ancient Egypt.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


Yellow Fever

Grade Level: k - 4 5 - 8 9 - 12 12 +

Texas, 1867

5 - 8

Texas: 1867 deals with the yellow fever epidemic in Texas after the end of the Civil War. Seventeen lessons including activities, handouts, worksheets, and testing materials in science, math, social studies and English/language arts.

Subjects: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social studies, History


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