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America's Running Routes - U.S. Track and Field

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Get them moving! Create walk/run paths for your students to use both in school PE classes and at home using this interactive site from United States Track and Field. Follow ...more
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Get them moving! Create walk/run paths for your students to use both in school PE classes and at home using this interactive site from United States Track and Field. Follow simple instructions to use a clickable map as you designate the route. The site calculates the mileage, lets you print out the map with the route marked, or even add it to an online database of walk/run routes all over the U.S. Then place links to your recommended routes on your teacher or school web site. Get students and parents involved in fitness with their families. You can also look up routes in your area already registered by other fitness enthusiasts. Maybe even create an all-school walk/run event!

tag(s): fitness (49)

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History of Sandwiches -

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This one is just off-beat enough to grab our attention! What's more motivating than food? This entertaining journey through the history and growth of the sandwich can form the foundation...more
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This one is just off-beat enough to grab our attention! What's more motivating than food? This entertaining journey through the history and growth of the sandwich can form the foundation for a variety of classroom activities. Truly entertaining and historically illuminating!

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Ask students to create a time line with this chronological culinary information, use as the basis for a research project, or incorporate into an anticipatory set before a foods unit.

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School District Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist - U.S. Health & Human Services Dept.

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While Avian Influenza currently presents no credible threat to humans in North America, this planning guide for school and health professionals outlines steps that might be required...more
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While Avian Influenza currently presents no credible threat to humans in North America, this planning guide for school and health professionals outlines steps that might be required should such a threat turn into an actual pandemic. As such, it might be useful reference to bookmark for possible future use. The various links to facts about avian influenza and its current spread should be of more immediate interest.

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Disaster Kitchen - Harcourt

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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 (90)

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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 (58), nutrition (157), olympics (51)

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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 (22), nutrition (157)

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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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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 (92), energy (208)

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Nutrition and the Food Pyramid - Pocantico Hills School

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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 (27), nutrition (157)

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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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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 (27), fire prevention (11), safety (90)

In the Classroom

Share a fire prevention game as a center on your classroom computer or cluster.
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Be Safe for Kids - Children's Hospital - Pittsburgh

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2 to 7
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Use this site to teach young students how to avoid common injuries in a variety of circumstances: in the sun, around water, near vehicles and traffic, during sports practices and ...more
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Use this site to teach young students how to avoid common injuries in a variety of circumstances: in the sun, around water, near vehicles and traffic, during sports practices and games, and even in their own yards or playgrounds. Animated instructional cartoons - narrated by kids - and interactive quizzes are liberally sprinkled through the site.

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Bone Biology for Kids

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Science, health, and biology teachers can find a variety of resources on this site for helping students to understand the skeletal system, bone health, and nutrition. Students can play...more
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Science, health, and biology teachers can find a variety of resources on this site for helping students to understand the skeletal system, bone health, and nutrition. Students can play an interactive Bone-Yahtzee game, or participate in a question/answer page. The Teacher's Corner contains two printable worksheets that can be used to guide students through the site content. Some sections are still in progress, but there is still a considerable amount of information to explore.

tag(s): nutrition (157)

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Changing the Face of Medicine - NIH

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This site celebrates the contributions and achievements of some of America's most extraordinary women physicians. Lesson plans (organized by grade and aligned to national standards)...more
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This site celebrates the contributions and achievements of some of America's most extraordinary women physicians. Lesson plans (organized by grade and aligned to national standards) and interactive activities explore a wide range of topics on health, medicine, and related careers. Visit the "Circulation Station" where students can guide a red blood cell through the body and then learn about a woman physician who helped infants with congenital heart problems. The site uses FLASH. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): heart (40), medicine (66), women (99)

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Don't Buy It - PBS

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Help your students acquire the tools they need to evaluate and analyze the media messages they see on a daily basis. Use the resources on this site to teach ...more
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Help your students acquire the tools they need to evaluate and analyze the media messages they see on a daily basis. Use the resources on this site to teach skills in dissecting pop culture advertising. Students are challenged to examine what an advertisement is, design their own product packaging, examine health claims of food products, and graph nutritional comparisons.

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My Plate Match Game - Dairy Council of California

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Help students understand the importance of healthy food choices with this interactive matching game. My Plate Match Game challenges you to "test your knowledge of the 5 food groups,...more
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Help students understand the importance of healthy food choices with this interactive matching game. My Plate Match Game challenges you to "test your knowledge of the 5 food groups, and how much you need from each group."

tag(s): myplate (27), nutrition (157)

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Have students work with partners or on individual laptops and try this matching activity to learn more about healthy eating.
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March Into Spring - Education World

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The month of March is filled with special events to commemorate. Use the many teaching resources on this site to develop activities for Women's History Month, National Nutrition Month,...more
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The month of March is filled with special events to commemorate. Use the many teaching resources on this site to develop activities for Women's History Month, National Nutrition Month, Youth Art Month, Music in Our Schools Month, and the Iditarod. Lesson plans, online projects, hands-on activities, and book reviews are provided. Created by Education World.

tag(s): iditarod (5), nutrition (157), women (99)

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Save this site as a favorite on your classroom computer to allow for easy retrieval of information. This is a really helpful resource for any elementary school teacher.

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Eat Your Vegetables - NIH

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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular...more
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The National Institutes of Health offers this site containing lots of resources to encourage folks to eat vegetables in appropriate quantities. While the subject may not be popular with young people, health and nutrition teachers will find a number of resources that can be used to help students make more intelligent choices about the foods they eat.

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Traffic Safety for Kids - State of New York

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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations. ...more
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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations.

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Teachers may be able to use this one effectively if they provide some guidance in working with the material.

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Fire Safety for Parents - FEMA

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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use...more
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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use as well. This one's worth adding to your Favorites for safety topics.

tag(s): fire (27), fire safety (14), safety (90)

In the Classroom

Share this link with parents on your class web site or in your newsletter during National Fire Prevention Week.
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Nutrition for Parents - USDA

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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy...more
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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy eating, ten tips for planning healthy school lunches, activities that parents and children can do together, and a list of health conscious reading resources sorted by age-group.

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