This website encourages students, parents and educators reports of harm, or risk of harming, of products purchased. This website was mandated by Congress under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and provides an easy-to-use searchable database for safety information on products people own or may be considering buying.
School Wellness Kit: http://www.schoolwellnesskit.org/
The National Dairy Council is offering a free school wellness activation kit for teachers. Its are designed to help students make positive changes in eating and exercise habits, and can also support your school's wellness policy goals.
Food Reference Website: http://www.foodreference.com/
Foodreference.com is an information website - all
about food. Long articles about food, short facts and
trivia, cooking tips, recipes etc. You will also find the
most complete listing of Food Festivals from around
the world, a Today in Food History calendar, Cookbook
Reviews, thousands of quotes about food, and other
fun stuff like food crosswords, poetry and humor and
much, much more.
Firefighters Recipes Cookbook: http://www.firehousechef.com/
Where better to look for recipes to cater to hearty appetites? Unfortunately
its leftovers database doesn't work all that well, so
you're best off browsing through categories like casseroles, soups, pork,
Encyclopedia of Children's Health: http://www.healthofchildren.com/
"The Encyclopedia of Children's Health is composed of in-depth articles
that cover various medical conditions, disorders, and pediatric diseases,
and contains a section about behavioral, physical, and cognitive development."
the encyclopedias also contain users' contribution sections which are
Link to Surfnet Kids: Nutrition
provokes children's thinking about healthy food and a healthy environment.
The Web site includes resources for teachers. It is operated by the Rodale
Institute of Pennsylvania, which advocates "regenerative food systems
that renew environmental hand human health," including organic arming.
The Website is updated weekly with new suggested activities and lessons.
This is a free curriculum developed by the National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children and Honeywell. It is designed to help families
and educators prevent child abduction through commonsense rules.
Infection Detection Protection: http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/infectionindex.html
"Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth. Some types have existed
for billions of years. These single-cell organisms are invisible to the
eye, but they can be seen with microscopes. Microbes live in the water
you drink, the food you eat, and the air you breathe. Right now, billions
of microbes are swimming in your belly and crawling on your skin. Don't
worry, over 95% of microbes are harmless." This entire exhibit (from
the American Museum of Natural History) is fabulous, including the Shockwave
games with names like Bacteria in the Cafeteria and Infection!
Developed by the American Society for Microbiology, Microbe.org introduces
middle school students to microbiology with colorful images and friendly
text. They even have a special section on hand washing. There are also
science experiments for home or classroom, and the career section.
Microbe Zoo: http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/
Using a zoo metaphor, Microbe Zoo explores microbe ecology, the study
of microbes in their environment. Created for upper-elementary and middle
school students, the site is divided into five environments: Animal Pavilion,
DirtLand, Snack Bar, Space Adventure and Waterworld.
U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative: http://www.hhs.gov/familyhistory/
The US Surgeon General Richard Carmona is encouraging families to record
their health histories to create a "Family Health Portrait."
A free computer program is available to help you build a family tree and
to identify common illnesses. For those who prefer pen and paper, you
can print out a copy of the information (available in English and Spanish).
Knowing which diseases run in the family can help younger family members
make sure they are screened for these disease or to make beneficial changes
in their lifestyles.
Stadiums of the NFL: http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/
This site documents all NFL stadiums--past, present and future. Each
stadium listed features statistics on opening dates, capacity and cost.
There's also an in-depth "biography" describing the conditions
of the stadium.
Baseball Poetry and Songs: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/poems.shtml
This is just one part of the Baseball Almanac's extraordinarily rich resources.
There's lots more baseball poetry besides "Casey at the Bat",
including some by Richard Armour, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams,
Ogden Nash ("D is for Dean, The grammatical Diz, When they asked,
Who's the tops? Said correctly, I is"), and many more.
Public Health Image Library: http://phil.cdc.gov/Phil/default.asp
Search by keyword for photos, illustrations, animations, and audiovisual
resources related to public health.
National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/NIMHHome/index.cfm
NutritionSource: Harvard School of Public Health: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/index.html
"A lot of confusing information about nutrition gets batted about
in the media and certain health circles, making it very hard to know what
to eat. The Nutrition Source will cut through all that, providing clear
tips for healthy eating and dispelling a few nutrition myths along the
way. And you won't just find out what you should eat, but why."
All Recipes: Kids: http://kidrecipe.com/
With 1250 recipes, the kid section of All Recipes
is huge. The layout is packed with features such as nutrition details,
recipe scaling, recipe emailing, and printing in a variety of formats
including 3"x5" and 4"x6" cards. If you sign up for
a free membership, you'll be able to store your favorites in a personal
recipe box. Writitng can be integrated into the kitchen experience by
submitting recipe reviews after you become a member. For the very easiest
recipes and articles about cooking with kids, look in Kids as Chefs.
Easy Kid Recipes: http://www.easy-kids-recipes.com/
"Mom chef" Clarissa shares her dual
passions of kids and food with this easy-to-navigate recipe collection.
In addition to the expected (such as sections devoted to Breakfast and
Easy Lunches), Clarissa has four recipes for pet treats, and ten for play
dough. There are also her free monthly newsletter, articles (including
one on homemade baby food) and popsicle recipes.
Just Kid Recipes: http://www.justkidsrecipes.com/
With headings like Gross, Fun, and Frozen Treats,
kids are sure to find many recipes to delight them among the 410 at Just
Kid Recipes. For example, berry blue Jello with suspended gummy fish is
called a Jello Aquarium. Think of how cute this will look in individual
clear plastic cups at a birthday party! Each recipe page has a link to
a printable version (sans ads and menu items) at the bottom.
American Experience: Influenza 1918: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/influenza/
The influenza outbreak of 1918 killed over 600,000 Americans "until
it disappeared as mysteriously as it had begun." Created as a companion
site to the PBS film of the same name, it includes features not found
in the movie, and a teachers guide.
AMNH: Infection, Detection, Prevention: http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/
"Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth. Some types have
existed for billions of years." This multimedia site from American
Museum of Natural History (AMNH) explains microbes and bacteria and the
role they play in infection. There are interactive games sprinkled throughout
the site, and a chapter titled "How Lou Got the Flu." Prevention
Convention includes ten tips for staying healthy. For a two-page color-it-yourself
version of the tips, look for the Print & Color link at the bottom
of the page.
Infection Detection Protection: http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/index.html
Colgate-Palmolive Kids World: http://kids-world.colgate.com/g_plaquemonsters.html
Eric Weihenmayer: http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/2002/program/pavilions/cybercast/history/weihenma.ram
Celebrate Humanity 1002: http://www.olympic.org/uk/passion/humanity/index_uk.asp
MarcoPolo Does a Body Good: http://www.marcopolo-education.org/MarcoGrams/8-25-02.html
Publications Reading Room: http://fitness.gov/Reading_Room/reading_room.html
Let the Games Begin: http://media.nasaexplores.com/lessons/02-020/9-12_1.pdf
National Public Radio - Double Amputee Who Runs NYC Marathon:
BAM! Body and Mind!: http://www.bam.gov/
Ancient Egyptian Sports: http://www.sis.gov.eg/oct-war/history/html/sport001.htm
Promoting Better Health through Sports: http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dash/physicalactivity/promoting_health/pdfs/ppar.pdf
Sport Science: http://whyfiles.org/019olympic/
Girl Power: http://www.girlpower.gov/default.asp
National Public Radio - Ice Hockey for Amputees: http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/20010309.atc.08.ram
Dancing Wheels - Two different videos may be downloaded
on this page
Wheelchair Basketball - Teacher Guide
Football by Louis Jenkins: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/060.html
About Faces: http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/iyf/index.html
Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones: http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones/
Drinking Water for Kids: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/index.html
Steering for Steroids: http://whyfiles.org/090doping_sport/
Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School: http://www.orosha.org/cergos/index.html
Kids' Quest on Disability and Health: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/kidhome.htm
Virtual Race for the Cure: http://www.komenvirtualrace.org/
Holocaust Survivor, Martin Weiss Carries Olympic Torch:
Nazi Olympics, 1936, Berlin
Food and Drug Administration - Kids: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm
Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games: http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/research/Exp_Rese_Disc/Mediterra
Along for the Ride - Audios and Videos
Classroom Olympics: http://www.aimsedu.org/Activities/cOlympics/colympics.pdf
Get It Straight: http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/straight/cover.htm
Kidd Safety: http://www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety/index.html
Marijuana: Facts for Teens: http://www.drugabuse.gov/PDF/TEENS_Marijuana_brochure.pdf
Neato Mosquito - Order free curriculum or download: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/neato.htm
Food Detectives Fight BACteria: http://www.fooddetectives.com/
USDA for Kids: http://www.usda.gov/news/usdakids/index.html
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/DietGd.pdf
Casey at the Bat - Video
Belly Dancing - Video
Feeding Minds, Fighting Hunger
FOOD TIMELINE: http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/food.html
MyMajors.com is designed as a free tool to help high school students select
a major by engaging them in a brief interview about their achievements,
values and interests. After recommending the six best undergraduate majors
for the student to consider, he or she can then click on the recommendations
for more complete information on the major, including a description of
the major, the courses one might take in the major, a listing of employment
possibilities, as well as links to interesting Web sites related to the
Star Sleeper Homepage: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/starslp/
Games, a printable Funpad, create your own comic strip, screensavers and
NutritionData's Nutrition Facts Analyzer: http://www.nutritiondata.com/
"generates nutrition facts labels and provides simplified nutritional
analyses for all foods and recipes." Includes a nutritional profile
of every menu item at 14 fast food chains. Its nutrient search tool allows
you to find foods that are highest (or lowest) in specific dietary nutrients.
Ice Cream in a Baggie
1 gallon baggie
sandwich size baggie
1 cup whole milk or half and half
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Put the milk and a little sugar in the sandiwich baggie. MAKE SURE IT
IS SEALED AND THERE IS NO AIR IN THE BAGGIE. Place this inside the gallon
baggie with a half cup of ice and a tablespoon of rock salt. Seal this
bag - with very little air in the bag. Squish the inner bag (if it isn't
sealed or if there is air in the inner bag, you now have a mess) until
the ice cream is made - about 10-15 minutes. Do not add too much vanilla
- remember real vanilla has alcohol in it and will interfere with the
Smores on a Stick
You need large marshmallows, chocolate chips, ground graham cracker crumbs,
white sucker sticks (White sticks for lollipops cake decorating/craft
section work well), and a microwave. Put graham crackers in ziploc bag
and crush. Place 2 large marshmallows on the stick.Melt chocolate chips
in microwave. Holding the stick, roll the marshmallows in the chocolate
then roll in ground graham cracker crumbs. Let cool.
Fastpitch Softball Directory: http://www.fastpitchsoftballdirectory.com/
Everything you could want on the subject: tournament info, team websites,
newsgroups, magazines, rules and regs, recruiting, suggested links for
parents, etc. The instructional section has tips on
pitching, strength training, and drills.
Household Products Database: Health and Safety Information
on Household Products:
Run the contents of your cabinets through this database to check out health
effects and safe storage and handling procedures.
DEATH CLOCK: http://www.deathclock.com/
Calculate how much time you have left to live. Like the hour-glass of
the Net, the Death Clock will remind you just how short life is.
"Kids rule the kitchen" in this site that offers cooking basics
for the beginner, easy recipes, and Fun Stuff activities.
Cooking With Kids: http://www.nickjr.com/grownups/food/kids_kitchen_index.jhtml?&TimeZone=-3
Print one of these step-by-step recipes from Mollie Katzen, author of
Moosewood Cookbook. Recipes include pizza, popovers, and strawberry soup.
Cooking With Young Children: http://members.aol.com/sgrmagnlia/index.html
Try recipes that require no heat source, simple meals, or recipes for
playdoughs and goops.
The Science of Cooking: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/
What happens when you bake loaf of bread? Take a microscopic tour. Learn
how eggs cook, what makes a pickle a pickle, and how the senses help taste
Cooking Measure Equivalents: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0001723.html
Having trouble converting a recipe? Visit this site to find cooking measurement
Sporting Life: http://www.sporting-life.com/
All the key sporting facts and figures in one place.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Learning Quest: http://www.kidshealthandfitness.org.au/lq/index.html
A healthy lifestyle is a crucial part of a long,
happy and healthy life. The "5 Fun Ways to Health and Fitness"
is a set of guidelines that presents a wholistic approach to balancing
nutrition and physical activity to contribute to health and fitness. The
"5 Fun Ways to Health and Fitness" website and its associated
Healthy Kids, Healthy Future Learning Quest has been developed by Kellogg's,
the National Heart Foundation of Australia, and ACHPER.
The Healthy Kids ... Healthy Future Learning Quest is a four week investigation
built around a student challenge. The focus is on creating student understanding
of how to achieve health and fitness. Students have the opportunity to
reflect on their own physical activity and eating habits and do some personal
This Learning Quest has three main parts: (1) a Jump In introductory activity,
(2) a Knowledge Hunt and (3) a WebQuest.
The National Institute of Health: http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/supplements/magn.html#def
This is site explains magnesium. Basically, it helps diabetics and those
with some heart problems. However, most healthy adults get all they need
in the foods they eat. This page also includes a list of foods that contain
NetWellnes Home Page: http://www.netwellness.org/
Children's Health, Parents & Carers: http://www.edna.edu.au/discover/index.html?queryText=children+health+parent
This EdNA Online search gives a list of quality resources about children's
health issues from the EdNA Online database.
Don't Buy It: http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit
"'sells' media literacy to youth ages 9-11!" says PBS's description.
Kids can create ads and put them in "sneaky places" and generally
learn how they are marketed to on the Web, on product packaging, and in
It's My Life: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/
helps 'tweens (kids 9-12) deal with and contact teen mentors about the
social, ethical, emotional, and physical "stuff" their own age
group faces. Some of the topics covered so far are crushes, birth order
in a family, dreams, eating disorders, and bullying. The
mentors are "teenage volunteers from across the US who have experience
helping younger kids," the site says. For kids in emergency situations,
the site provides the numbers of four 24-hour, national hotlines: http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/help.html
(for serious online risks and emergencies, there's the CyberTipline: http://www.cybertipline.com
at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (the toll-free
phone number is 800-843-5678).
Science & Our Food Supply: Investigating Food Safety
from Farm to Table: http://www.nsta.org/fdacurriculum
offers a supplementary curriculum for middle & high school
PE Central: The Web Site for Health and Physical Eductation
This Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents and
students has links to online lessons, interactive instructional materials,
best practices, assessment ideas and professional resources. The site
also maintains a Top Web Sites section for content areas including gymnastics,
dance, outdoor recreation, playgrounds, sports and fitness, and information
on grants and fundraising.
Vince and Larry's Safety City: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids/
At this site for kids, the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration's
"Crash Test Dummies," Vince & Larry, present Safety City,
featuring all things safe.
CREATE AN EFFECTIVE PHYSICAL CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT: http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-6506.html
Classroom decor, storage solutions, dressing the
walls--here are some practical suggestions for you to run by in your classroom
before the students come through the door.
is an e-zine for kids (ages 9-13) that answers their questions on health
issues & recommends ways to make their bodies & minds healthier
& stronger. For teachers, BAM! offers fun, interactive learning activities
related to middle school health & science. Published quarterly, this
first issue focuses on physical activity & how infectious disease,
asthma, safety, disability are
related to physical activity.
Medicine and Madison Avenue: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/mma/
These ads illustrate the variety and evolution of
marketing images from the 1910s through the 1950s. The collection represents
a wide range of products such as cough and cold remedies, laxatives and
indigestion aids, and vitamins and tonics, among others. Compare health
with media literacy and U.S. History.
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Content Area: Health & Physical Education (Health), Business (Marketing),
History & Social Studies (U.S. History)
FOOD SAFETY ACTIVITY BOOK: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cbook.html
Download coloring books on food safety for home
and school use (one page can actually be colored online). The site also
includes letters to parents and certificates of participation.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WORKSHEET: http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/kids/lessonplans/f&vsheet.htm
Print copies of these student worksheets to send
home with your students, and have them fill them out daily and return
with them the following week. Students will be tracking their fruit and
vegetable intake to encourage healthy eating habits.
HEALTH CARE FRIENDS: http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/Healthcarefriends.html
Reduce health care anxiety for kindergarten students
by using several of these activities, focusing on a
better understanding of how doctors and dentists help us to maintain body
health. Activities include
songs, art projects, and science centers.
ILLNESS AND PREVENTION: http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/kids/lessonplans/2nd-i&p.htm
Do your early elementary students understand how
germs are spread? Or what conditions can cause illnesses? Use this lesson
plan to promote an understanding of good hygiene habits, to understand
germs, and to discuss immunization and doctor visits.
CHAIN OF COMPLIMENTS:
While learning about healthy food, nutrition, exercise,
and hygiene habits, don't forget to cover emotional health as well. This
exercise has students cooperating to create a paper chain to hang in their
classroom--made out of compliments... After the initial lesson activity,
you could create an in-class mailbox for students to anonymously deposit
further links, and keep adding to your chain. Give each
link to the appropriate student as a keepsake when the school year ends.
FOOD LABELS IN THE CLASSROOM: http://askeric.org/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Consumer_Health/COH0001.html
Students will collect food item labels to bring
to school and study. They will be looking at marketing
techniques, and will then explore deeper into nutritional values of their
favorite foods as they relate
to dietary concerns.
HEALTHY SNACK DAY: http://www.successlink.org/great/g947.html
After studying food pyramids, students are asked
to bring a healthy snack from each of the food groups, creating a snack
buffet in class and promoting healthy eating habits.
What kind of germs are there, and where do they
enter our bodies? How can we create a best defense against harmful germs?
These questions are answered in this concise lesson plan, along with an
explanation of communicable versus non-communicable diseases. Link to
four illness and prevention activities at page bottom for further extensions.
EAT RIGHT!: http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/cooking/eatrigh.html
Combine art with science in this lesson activity;
students will snip food photos from various magazines and then create
a food pyramid box sculpture in your class to hold them. They will then
select their own dinner from the various boxes, and create a collage with
the selected images to see if they chose a balanced meal.
HEALTH DATABASE: http://ericir.syr.edu/Virtual/Lessons/Health/Nutrition/NUT0003.html
Student groups will work together to design a database
template, and then collect data from the school
cafeteria to investigate how meals served and chosen comply with the basic
HEALTH RISKS -- CELL PHONES AND DRIVING: http://fyi.cnn.com/2001/fyi/lesson.plans/07/24/cellphones/index.html
After reading background survey material and data
on cell phones, students must take a side and prepare a two minute persuasive
speech on whether or not laws should be enforced to ban cell phone use
LAUGHTER AND HEALTH: http://go.hrw.com/resources/go_sc/hst/HSTLBD61.PDF
What does laughter have to do with good health?
If it is shared with good friends, there is some evidence that a good
chuckle might just prolong health. Students will research the relationships
of emotional to physical health and create a video, or examine antibiotics,
biological warfare, or vaccinations to produce a multimedia project presentation.
JUNK FOOD IN SCHOOLS: http://fyi.cnn.com/2001/fyi/lesson.plans/04/30/school.junk.food.da/index.html
Class discussions will focus on the availability
of junk food on high school campuses, and whether or not vending machines
should be allowed in a school setting. After a survey of nutritional values
in vending machine foods, students will create a chart illustrating the
nutrients--or lack thereof--of foods available to high school students,
and rate them from most to least nutritious.
WHEN TO USE 9-1-1: http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/kids/ems/911ques.htm
In this interactive page of scenarios and situations,
students will click on each potential emergency to
answer whether or not it is a 9-1-1 crisis. Feedback on responses is immediate.
EXPLORING CHOCOLATE: http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/exploring_chocolate/
Those chocolate cravings are sure to get a few tummies
growling as your students explore the history and forms of chocolate.
They will also learn about candy making, and visit a chocolate factory
CRITICAL CONSUMERISM: http://www210.pair.com/udticg/lessonplans/consumerism/projects.html
Five lesson plans and an array of student handouts
comprise this project on recognizing the influence of advertising. For
their final grade in this unit, students must write a persuasive essay
and create a collaborative counter-advertisement. Much critical thinking,
discussion, and group planning should go into this project.
Sports Central: http://library.thinkquest.org/10480/?tqskip=1
Learn about your favorite sports and get some sports related tips at this
Sports Illustrated for Kids: http://www.sikids.com/index.html
Visit Sports Illustrated for Kids to find games, fantasy leagues, and
Sports and Nutrition: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hsnut/index.html
Participating in sports can increase your food energy needs. Find out
how many calories you may need to add to your diet to participate in sports.
Playing It Safe: Sports Safety For Kids: http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/sport_safety.html
Sports are a good way to exercise and stay healthy. Learn how to make
the most out of playing sports safely.
Official Site of Major League Baseball: http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/homepage/mlb_homepage.jsp
Find your favorite team, the latest scores, historical information, and
MATH BASEBALL: http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html
You'll need to get the correct answers first before
you're allowed to get a run... Practice addition,
subtraction, and multiplication skills with this online game. Skill level
varies; 2 students can
play at one time.
Baseball, The Game and Beyond: http://library.thinkquest.org/11902/
This Thinkquest Web site offers a wonderful view of baseball as a learning
experience: "Have you ever wondered why a curveball curves, or how
ERA is calculated? Well in this site we try to answer those questions
along with many more. You can learn how to score a game and study the
baseball. You can even hear Red Sox PA Announcer Ed Brickley's impressions
of the game. "
Exploritorium's Science of Baseball: http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/
Learners will find out what's behind a homerun swing and why curveballs
curve. There are several activities for children to complete that will
advance their understanding of physics, biology and human energy.
Baseball Poetry: http://baseball-almanac.com/poems.shtml
"Many great men and women have written entire books about every aspect
of the game; however, other than "Casey At Bat," few know about
some of the other great poems that have appeared honoring our national
pastime. Here are several that honor the game of baseball."
Math, Baseball & the San Francisco Giants: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/baseball/
Plenty of activities for children of all ages to learn the correlation
between math and baseball. Your children may choose to complete all of
the activities or just a few. Students can explore sabermetrics (the mathematical
and statistical analysis of baseball), or practice calculating how much
a snack at the game would cost, how much change would result from purchasing
a meal or souvenirs, the average salary of players per game, batting averages
and a whole lot more.
FOOD AND NUTRITION THEMATIC UNIT: http://www.abcteach.com/Food/FoodTOC.htm
Here are a number of resources for teaching preschoolers
about food and nutrition. Use the food pyramid by first discussing the
different food groups, and then working together to cut out food pictures
from magazines and glueing them on in the appropriate boxes. Fill out
the Favorite Foods Survey with each student's name, decorate it again
with pictures, and include it on your bulletin board display; use the
information as well for showing how a graph can be made with the data
Flash animations of brushing, flossing, and the mouth are supplemented
with some online videogames on dental hygiene. The most useful part of
this site may be in the Teachers section, where diagrams of teeth can
be printed for use in classrooms.
Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary
Content Area: Health & Physical Education (Health), Science (Life
Nutrition Explorations: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/index.html
Maintained by the National Dairy Council, this site contains such resources
for kids and adults as nutrition information and advice, lessons, activities,
plays, and quizzes.
K-12 teacher resources for food history lessons: http://www.gti.net/mocolib1/kid/food2.html#science
The Morris County (New Jersey) Library provides links to resources, lessons,
and activities on the history, cultural, and social aspects of food and
Food and Nutrition: http://www.nal.usda.gov/Kids/fandn.htm
The National Agricultural Library's Food and Nutrition page offers links
to books and articles, Web sites for kids and educators, and publications
prepared by the Food and Nutrition Information Center.
How Stuff Works: Food: http://www.howstuffworks.com/category-foods.htm
Kids will love the Food section of Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works site,
which includes sections on dieting, food, calories, alcohol, fats, and
Nutrition Fact Sheets: http://www.eatright.org/nfs/
The American Dietetic Association provides a number of informational materials
for a wide range of food and nutrition topics.
Food and Nutrition Information Center: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
An informational center operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, the FNIC offers information about food and nutrition in
areas that run the gamut from adolescence to weight control. The site
includes links to a number of food pyramids, including printable posters.
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides links to news and general
information about issues related to food, nutrition, food safety, food
labeling, federal regulations, and more. The Special Interest section
includes a site for kids, teens, and educators.
Connecticut's Team Nutrition Program: http://www.team.uconn.edu/
This site was started by an elementary school teacher to promote the sport
of running and the benefits fo a healthy lifestyle for kids. It is now
sponsored by Runner's World magazine. The site has expanded into every
content area and offers colorful multimedia presentations related to running
and competeing in races, with announcements, photos, stories and news
about events throughout the nation. It also includes columns, training
tips, curriculum suggestions, interactive activities, links to related
resources, and it invites students to contribute essays, poems and art
about their experiences.
Skeleton is the oldest of all sledding sports. It began in the 1880's
in Switzerland. While skeleton has been a part of the Olympics twice before,
the 2002 winter Olympics marks its return for the first time in since
1948, and the first time ever that women took part. No one knows exactly
where the sport got its name. Some people think that the sled looks like
a skeleton. The sled resembles a fiberglass pan with a metal frame and
padding. Attached to the bottom are runners of steel that look like small
round tubes. Cut into the tube is a shallow blade. The sled weighs from
70 to 110 pounds, depending on the slider's weight. It stretches from
the shoulders to the knees. It measures about 16 inches across. To start,
sliders run down an icy track, pushing the sled in a crouching position.
Then they lunge smoothly onto the sled and gather speed. They keep their
hands on the handles and control the direction by shifting their body
weight. Sliders go down an ice course with 15 to 20 turns at up to 80
miles per hour. Their chin is only an inch or two above the ice. They
must see where they are going and keep their head as low as possible to
go faster. It takes 50 to 52 seconds from top to bottom of the course.
Since the sport is just becoming popular, all of the equipment except
for the speed suit is borrowed from other sports. The helmet, with its
chin guard, is much like a football helmet. It is borrowed from Alpine
skiing equipment. The face shield is from a motorcycle helmet. The shoes
with spikes are printer's shoes.
Sliders lie on their backs, steering with only their shoulders and feet,
while sledding down a course with a height of about 30 stories from top
to bottom. Lugers, or sliders, wear lightweight helmets, form-fitting
suits and special boots. They also wear steel spikes on their fingertips
to help them "paddle" on the ice after they pull away from the
The sport got its name because sledders bob their heads on the straightaways
to make the sled go faster. The Olympic Games include two races, the two-person
and four person. In 2002, for the first time in Olympic history, women
teams raced against each other, but only in the two-person race.
In doubles, the top driver rests on top of his partner. The bottom driver
does his steering by applying pressure to the back of the sled with his
shoulders. The top driver steers the sled by applying pressure on the
runners with his legs. Since the bottom driver can't see, the top driver
rotates his head left or right to indicate to the bottom driver what curve
Athletes from around the world compete in the Paralympic
Winter Games: http://www.paralympic.org/.
"Para" means "with" in Latin. so Paralympics means
"with Olympics." These Olympics are for athletes with disabilities.
Athletes with the same abilities compete against one another. Both men
and women take part. The first Paralympics was held to help injured World
War II veterans recover.
The logo, or symbol, of the Paralympics features a circle for the head
of an athlete with graceful lines showing motion. The other three shapes
represent the mind, body and spirit ofthe athletes.
Some athletes are able to ski standing. Some ski and play hockey in special
sit-skis (chairs on skis). Others have vision disabilites and use a guide
whn they are competing.
Alpine skiing--Athletes compete in races where they weave their way between
poles placed along the course. Some can stand and ski on one ski. Others
ski on sit-skis that enable them to be seated while skiing on one ski.
Cross-country and biathlon--Athletes compete in team and individual events.
Some also shoot at targets.
Ice sledge hockey--Athletes us sledges (sleds) with two blades that allow
the pucks ot pass underneath. As in ice hockey, each team has five players
and a goalie.
New York State Department of Health: http://www.health.state.ny.us/
CBC 4 Kids: Snowboarding:
This introduction to snowboarding explains concepts
such as fall line and linked turns with illustrations and a few audio
interviews. Click on Show Me for a nine-step tutorial on getting down
the hill for the first time. The snowboarding feature is just one of seventeen
sports covered by this Canadian Broadcasting Company site. Follow the
link near the very bottom of the page for articles on getting started
with gymnastics, table tennis, a yo-yo, figure skating or ice hockey.
Jump into Snowboarding: http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/3885/
The very first snowboard was made in 1965 by an eighth grader in shop
class. This Web site was created by fourth graders. It was a second place
winner in the 1998 ThinkQuest Jr. competition. Visit for the History of
Snowboarding, Snowboarding Dictionary, Geometry of Snowboarding and a
simple way to figure out if you are regular or goofy footed.
Snowlink: Learn and Improve: http://www.snowlink.com/learnimprove/
Snowlink has dozens of articles on choosing
equipment, dressing for the winter sport of your choice, rules of safety
and responsibility, and a beginner's Frequently Asked Questions.
Recipes 4 Learning: http://www.recipes4learning.com
This site is loaded with recipes for crafts, holidays,
learning, and songs.
Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle
Content Area: Arts (General), Vocational Education (Consumer Economics),
Community Interest (General)
FBI Kids Page: http://www.fbi.gov/kids/k5th/kidsk5th.htm
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has put together
a website to show kids what the FBI does, what it is like to be an FBI
agent, how the bureau uses trained dogs in investigations, and what kids
can do to keep themselves safe. The sites hosts are two animated
Labrador retrieves named Darrell and Shirley, named after two actual FBI
crime-fighting dogs. Kids can click on the bones to find out
more about what the bureau does and take a virtual field trip, accompanied
by some animated agents. Agents Maureen and Jose discuss the history of
the FBI, show what the badges used to look like in days past, and explain
how fingerprinting assists investigations. Back at the home page, the
Safety Tips icon leads kids to important information about
how to keep safe and what to do in emergencies. Finally, the Working
Dogs segment of the website talks about the different kids of working
dogs employed by the FBI, from service dogs for the disabled, to bomb-sniffing
dogs, search and rescue dogs, and narcotics detection dogs. Students can
even read biographies and see pictures of some of the Bureaus real-life
canine heroes. It teaches younger kids about safety, crime solving, and
InSite Fitness: http://www.insitefitness.com.au/
It is the mission of InSite Fitness to make up to
date and accurate information available to those seeking knowledge in
this area. Healthtips, Lessons and Articles allow students and educators
to learn more about the workings of the human body.
Grade Level: High School, College
Content Area: Health & Physical Education (Physical Education), Science
(Life Science), Community Interest (Health)
Recipe Source: http://www.recipesource.com/holiday/
Try recipesource.co to find new and exciting treats, entrees or desserts
Badvertising Institute: http://www.badvertising.org/
The folks at the BADvertising Institute doctor-up
tobacco ads to make them honest. "By juxtaposing silly, gross and
disgusting images on top of deceitful ads, we jolt people into realizing
how tobacco imagery is concealing the truth, and manipulating young people
into addiction to tobacco." The "badvertisements" can be
found scattered around the site, or visit the Gallery to view all seventy.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: http://tobaccofreekids.org/
"Tobacco's Toll: 1,019,456 kids became regular
smokers in 2001. 326,226 will eventually die from their addiction."
Tobacco Free Kids encourages political action to stop the tobacco industry
from targeting kids. For a twisted look at a serious problem, don't miss
the "The Real Phillip Morris" animated e-movie. To learn how
you can join the fight against tobacco, visit the Youth Action section.
Other highlights are the Tobacco Ad Gallery and the Research Center.
Focus on the Positive: http://www.wholetruth.com/focus/
With song and dance (and tongue-in-cheek) WholeTruth.com
exposes many facts the tobacco companies prefer to gloss over. "Just
stay focused on the positive. Every eight seconds a smoker dies -- it's
becoming routine! But let's stay focused on the positive. Those seven
seconds in-between." After watching the music video (which requires
the QuickTime plug-in), you can read or print the lyrics, send the video
to a friend and even download a ring tone of the catchy tune for your
Science, Tobacco & You: http://scienceu.fsu.edu/fl/content/
The more you learn about the science of tobacco,
the less likely you are to smoke. Florida State University has created
an incredibly rich resource for students and teachers. Start with an exploration
of What is Science? and then move to Tobacco & You. Best clicks for
students are How Does Tobacco Affect Your Body? and Adsmart (learn to
be an educated consumer.) Best clicks for teachers are the Student &
Teacher Guidebook (in Adobe Acrobat format) and the winning teacher/student
entries from the Best Practices 2001 competition.
Smoke Screeners: http://www.fablevision.com/smokescreeners/
"Despite the fact that fewer adults in
the United States are smoking in real life, there has been a significant
increase of smoking in movies over the last several years. Since young
people are frequent moviegoers, they are consequently being exposed to
unrealistic smoking scenarios on a regular basis." Smoke Screeners
is a video that illustrates how movies and television glamorize smoking.
Although you'll need to send for the video, it is free from the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention. After your video arrives, return to
the site for terrific classroom activities and printable handouts.
"Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls": http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones
is designed to help girls learn
how to build strong bones. The site features tips on yummy foods with
calcium & fun ways to get the weight-bearing physical activity that
helps build strong bones. Girls can play games, take quizzes,
& learn about bones from an interactive skeleton.
Guidance on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts
Panel on Food Labels:
Got Milk?: http://www.got-milk.com/
The American Egg Board: http://www.aeb.org/
Nutrition: Fruits and Vegetables: http://www.dole5aday.com/menu/nutrition/menu.htm
Get info about the nutritional content of fruits and vegetables, and consider
whether to incorporate one or more of these into your top three.
American Poultry Association: http://www.ampltya.com/
Pork Nutrition and Health: http://www.nppc.org/CONS/nutmenu.html
Discovery Health Nutrition Guide: http://www.discoveryhealth.com/DH/ihtIH/WSDSC000/325/325.html
Food Safety Website: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/foodsci/agentinfo/
It might be good, but is it safe? Start here to locate resources about
the potential safety of all types of foods.
"Jackie Robinson & Other Baseball Highlights,
presents 34 images & descriptions of early baseball, famous players,
& more. It includes a print of Union soldiers playing baseball in
Confederate prisoner of war camp, a photo of the Brooklyn Atlantics (a
team that dominated early baseball by winning championships in 1861, 1864,
& 1865), & what is believed to be the first photo of a softball.
Links are provided to "Baseball, the Color Line, & Jackie Robinson"
& a collection of 2,000 baseball cards.
The Cook's Thesaurus: http://www.foodsubs.com/
Foods are broken into categories that include Vegetables, Fruits, Grain
Products, Baked Goods, etc. From there, they're broken down into sub-categories,
which are then explained via pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations,
and suggested substitutions. So under the Meats category, for example,
you'll find a section on Poultry. That's where you'll see the cuts, uses,
parts, definitions and such that no ordinary cookbook is going to show
you. Of special note are sections on Supplies, Accompaniments, and Equipment.
"Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.,": http://eoc.icontech.com/
assists adolescents & adults with career planning, returning to school,
researching career opportunities, & getting a GED. The Centers also
counsel participants on financial aid options & help in the application
A free poster featuring the women's
US soccer team: http://www.smokefree.gov/poster.html
is available after completing an on-line smoking quiz.
Games Kids Play: http://www.gameskidsplay.net/
Definitive rules for hide-and-seek, 40 different jump-rope rhymes, and
many other popular and not so popular games. Also check out the
rules for 13 kids' games from other countries.
Lesson plans focusing on the prevention of fire and burns, falls, choking,
poisoning and drowning are available at this site. The lessons,
focusing on children ages 8-11, come from Lowe's Home Safety Council.
The site also gives away money to schools and students through an online
Will Rogers Institute: http://www.wrinstitute.org/
The Will Rogers Institute offers a variety of health-related educational
booklets on such topics as asthma, high blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking,
fitness, nutrition and stress to name a few. The first 25 booklets
A website run by Conde Nast, on which you can search recipes form such
magazines as Bon Appetit and Gourmet.
In addition to recipes and general preparation tips, it includes anecdotes
about panicked chefs who have called its turkey hot line. It also
has turkey recipes for all seasons.
The National Turkey Federation: http://www.turkeyfed.org/
is the national advocate for all segments of the turkey industry, providing
services and conducting activities which
increase demand for its members' products by protecting and enhancing
their ability to profitably provide wholesome, high-quality, nutritious
products. Has recipes, photo library, facts about raising turkeys.
Whether you love to cook or aren't sure what arugula is,
let alone what to do with it, RecipeCenter.com
can help. You can do keyword searches to find recipes, look for something
to please a crowd in the top-40 section, or browse the gallery for something
that just looks tasty. If you prefer sitting in front of your computer
to standing over a stove, test your chef IQ by taking a quiz or playing
International Inline Skating Assocation (IISA)
web site: http://www.iisa.org/
The ability to juggle isn't an easy one to develop, but this site presents
it in a manageable, fun way. Although designed for elementary kids, the
tasks, which encourage hand-eye coordination, are useful for any grade
level. The site presents a course outline, as well as lesson plans that
get progressively harder, until students stop using scarves and start
using juggling rings. Students and teachers can use the assessment form
and the task cards, which tell students how they're doing.
Team Handball: http://www.cwu.edu/~stromb/teamhball.html
Encouraging hand-eye coordination and concentrating mostly on different
types of passes, this site makes this conceptually simple game interesting.
After five lessons and primers on such topics as court dimensions and
rules, students will be ready to play a formal game. A funny, but educational,
highlight of the site is the "Ten Commandments" section which
includes admonishments about talking to the referee during a game, not
making a team effort, and undertaking "dumb" (fancy, show-off)
Amateur Sports: http://www.amateur-sports.com/
Although mainly an index of sports organizations around the world (mostly
in the Americas), this inspirational site also includes information about
health, fitness, sports, and nutrition. Topics include measuring fat and
calories and preventing injuries. Moreover, the site includes write-ups
about the psychological aspects of playing sports, like how you feel when
you win or lose and how to prepare mentally for a game. Students also
learn how to measure their success.
Forget your old health class with the grainy 1970s education films. Hip-looking
BrainPop offers movies about health, science, and technology. Science
movies include crystals, magnetism, and tundra; and technology films cover
topics like photography, robots, and
submarines. The health section is the most comprehensive, tackling subjects
from babies, acne, and lyme disease to drug abuse, menstruation, and puberty.
Obviously, teachers will want to preview the movies before sending their
students here, but this fun, easy-to-navigate site might just be the icebreaker
teachers need to get ideas about health across to their kids.
Driving Under the Influence: http://library.thinkquest.org/23713/frameset.html
It's never too early to let kids know about the dangers of driving under
the influence, and this site is a good resource for teaching them. Starting
out with the problem, the site details the number of fatalities among
drivers and passengers. It also discusses relevant topics for middle schoolers:
namely, underage drinking and peer pressure. After describing the effect
of drinking on the body, the site offers students a quiz. The fact that
the site is designed to look like it's behind a police line is slightly
jarring, but achieves just the desired effect on those who look at it.
Teach your students about how managing their health can be just as simple
as playing safe, smart, and by the rules on the court. By logging on to
Smartplay, your students can figure out how playing smart means not only
following the rules on the court, but also making sure that they and their
opponent's bodies are safe. Read about the most common injuries that occur
among active kids and what your kids can do to maintain good health at
this site. Additionally, they can read about the precautions that
actual pro athletes take when making on-court decisions and moves.
Jump Rope Rhymes: http://www.gameskidsplay.net/index.html
If you liked jump rope games when you were a kid, visit this site with
your own kids. There's a big list of fun rhymes to jump rope to, and an
additional list of hand clapping games. Some of the jump rope rhymes have
specific instructions on how to jump, but mostly this site just provides
the rhymes, leaving it up to you to fill in with the hand clapping or
Benny Goodsport: http://www.bennygoodsport.com/
In this site, Benny the fitness clown teaches students about nutrition
and fitness. Lists of healthy foods, as well as activities, such as crosswords
and word searches that help students learn about sports, are offered at
this site. Kids are asked to submit a list of foods to create a healthy
menu. The site combines health education with creativity by asking kids
to submit their own stories about playing sports.
Game Central Station: http://www.gamecentralstation.com/gcshome.asp
Offering over 350 games for students from preschool to 12th grade, this
well-designed site has something for everyone. Teachers can search for
a game by activity, grade level, or even type of holiday. In addition
to about fifty kinds of "tag," the site provides a good number
of other warm-up exercises. Its best feature may well be its cross-curricular
activities; for instance, aerobic square dancing provides a good workout
and teaches kids about American history.
Games Kids Play: http://www.gameskidsplay.net/
See a potential brawl at recess because the kids can't remember the "official
rules" to a game? Well, point them to this site, since it details
the rules for games from "Mother May I" to "Red Rover."
Since kids are encouraged to submit their game descriptions, this site
keeps growing, so it's a living resource. Teachers and students can search
the 250+ games by favorites, category, alphabetical listing, or even "rhymes."
Snapshots of Science and Medicine: http://science-education.nih.gov/snapshots.nsf/
Although the site says it is intended for high-school students and adults,
it is also a valuable resource for middle schoolers to keep up with what's
going on in the world of science. Concentrating mainly on current issues
in health, the site focuses on research
(using animal parts in people) and discoveries (xenotransplantation).
The highlight, especially for late middle schoolers and early high schoolers,
is a section of profiles of real scientists.
Teenage Health Interactive Network: http://www.teenhealthnet.com
This excellent site covers areas that are crucial to most teenagers, such
as fitness, personal care, and addictions. Each section, moreover, is
divided into knowledge, forum, chat, links, quizzes, and resources, thereby
providing a comprehensive view of each topic. The well-designed site does
a good job of focusing on issues that affect teens, including anorexia,
acne, and STDs. Students can also take a health survey or write
in with questions to a medical professional.
Non-Traditional Gymnastics: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Stadium/7261
The distinctions between traditional and non-traditional gymnastics are
explained throughout this site. The content starts with basic terminology
and progresses to fundamental positions, equipment, and setups, to elaborate
on the differences between the two forms of gymnastics. Students
can access great quizzes, and teachers have the
opportunity to submit their own lesson plans to the site.
Physical Education Lesson Plans: http://members.tripod.com/~pazz/lesson.html
Although it's not the most attractive one in the world, this Web site
offers an expanse of fun and challenging physical-education activities
submitted by P.E. teachers around the country. From "Bionic Ball"
to "Batman and Robin," the activities on this site will shake
up students who were expecting a typical P.E. hour. Although the site
is marred with many pop-up ads, the rich lesson plans are definitely worth
Yo, It's Time for Braces: http://tqjunior.advanced.org/5029
Most adults would have loved a resource like this when they were in middle
school. A tour of an orthodontist's office, descriptions of common discomforts,
advice will enlighten braces-bound kids. Students will understand the
physical and social factors surrounding braces by reading one girl's journal
about visiting the orthodontist. The inspiring highlights of this site
include a list of celebrities who once sported braces.
PE Central: http://www.pecentral.org/
A comprehensive spot on the Net for finding physical-education resources.
The continually updated lesson plans are organized by grade level in an
index that also contains categories such as field day and holiday events
ideas. If you have your own unique, crowd-pleasing P.E. activity, then
contribute to this growing site.
Walk in My Shoes: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/wims/wimsproject.html
By exploring their feelings toward older people, students who visit this
site by the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service can identify
and hopefully dispel their harmful stereotypes of the older generation.
The site lets kids list and analyze their preconceived notions of older
people, discuss aging with friends and family, and formulate plans to
think positively about an older generation. The site includes a vast reading
Team Handball: http://www.cwu.edu/~stromb/teamhball.html
This site by a student at Central Washington University offers a comprehensive
outline for teaching team handball in middle-school P.E. classes. Never
losing sight of the goal, the site supplements each daily lesson plan
with a description of what skills -- both mental and physical -- it is
encouraging. The task card allows students to keep track of their own
progress and teachers to determine grades.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and
Drug Information: For Kids Only
Though a little young for middle schoolers, this site still offers some
useful information about drinking and drugs. Students can learn about
the effects that marijuana, cigarettes, and even inhalants have on their
brains. The "Girl Power" section is also a good one, as it
addresses problems, like eating disorders and image issues, that affect
This site provides hundreds of National Health Education Standards-based
lesson plans that address the health and behavioral issues facing today's
K-12 students. The lesson
guides, which you can search by grade level or subject matter, confront
tough issues about substance abuse and the promotion of good health practices.
your health education skills with the site's health literacy primer and
skills assessment page.
Archery Unit Plan: http://www.cwu.edu/~lowem/outdoor.html
With the summer games on their way, take this opportunity to teach your
students the Olympic sport of archery. This all-in-one archery unit includes
a course outline, a block plan, activity ideas, lesson plans, and even
a report to send home to parents. In addition, there are links to several
archery organizations and related Web sites.
Computers and Phys Ed Do Mix!: http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech022.shtml
This article from Education World highlights teachers who have adapted
technology to their physical education classes. Students in all grade
levels can learn how to use spreadsheet programs. Then, show them how
to track their fitness progress by creating simple graphs and charts.
Or try a writing project that ties in to a sport or activity they've just
Drug abuse can affect kids in every grade and every community. Help keep
your middle schoolers safe from drugs with Freevibe. Freevibe offers information
on all the drugs that kids use, but it also encourages kids to share their
stories about kicking the habit. The "Hang Time" section provides
dozens of ideas for spending time away from drugs, as well as interviews
with celebrities who've shed addictions.
Learn CPR: http://www.learncpr.org/
Health class is the perfect time to teach CPR. This site can help you
get your students certified to perform this important first-aid training.
First, check out the step-by-step guidelines (with animated diagrams)
for conducting CPR on a variety of individuals. Then, read some facts
about CPR, watch a video demonstration, and give your students a quiz.
There's even some information about assisting someone who is choking.
Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hsnut/index.html
Make sure that the kids on your team or in your gym class know that in
addition to getting exercise, they must eat properly. This site -- devoted
to the nutrition of young teenage athletes -- is loaded with tips for
preparing a training table, eating to create energy, getting enough fluids,
and learning what to eat before the big game. There are meal plan
ideas and a version of the food pyramid specifically for teenage athletes.
How might Phys. Ed. teachers use computers
with their classes? Check out how one school uses spreadsheets to help
students, parents, and teachers monitor student progress. Read this
Education World article by visiting: http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech022.shtml
The School Athletics Center, located
You'll find link libraries devoted to a variety of school sports,
profiles of Olympic athletes, sporting articles, and tips for parents,
coaches, and students.
This site is filled with information and site recommendations for physical
education teachers. There's a monthly news column, an email newsletter,
conference schedules, and reports issued by the National Association for
Sport and Physical Education. Get some great game and sport ideas, as
well as your state's P.E. standards here.
STEPonline.com aims to teach young people and teenagers about drug use
and abuse. The information about substance abuse would be vital to discuss
in any health class. Students can send in a question to be answered online,
join a discussion board, submit artwork or creative writing for online
exhibition, learn how to diagnose drug dependence, and find a mentor or
hotline for help.
Team Bowling: http://www.ctol.net/~dmarsh/teambowl.html
If you teach large P.E. classes (18+ students), you ought to try introducing
them to team bowling, a game that can be played by students of widely
varying skill levels. Use two-liter soft drink bottles for
pins and volleyballs for bowling balls, and you're all set! This site
offers detailed instructions and
rules, a court diagram, a handicapping system, and comments from educators
who have successfully
incorporated team bowling into their curricula.
Ultimate Frisbee and Frisbee Golf: http://www.cwu.edu/~krausen/frisbee3.html
Try something new this spring -- frisbee golf! Made popular on college
campuses across the country, frisbee golf and ultimate frisbee teach hand-eye
coordination, strategy, and teamwork. You won't need much equipment, and
it gives your class a chance to get out of the gym and into the great
outdoors. This complete, online lesson plan was designed by a P.E. major
at Central Washington University.
Fire Prevention and Safety Tips for
Many middle school students may be taking their first babysitting jobs.
Over the years, the Red Cross has trained thousands of babysitters to
do everything from change diapers to handle medical emergencies. Here
is a short page of fire safety tips offered by the Red Cross. Pass them
along to all of your students, whether they babysit for others or stay
Jump Into a Healthy Life: http://tqjunior.advanced.org/5407/
This ThinkQuest Jr. site encourages kids to jump rope to stay physically
fit. Simple instructions and photos diagram dozens of different jumps,
from beginning to advanced levels. Younger students will enjoy the facts,
quizzes, and word search about the heart and circulatory sytem.
KidsHealth.org aims to answer kids' questions about doctors, illnesses,
and medicines. Created by pediatric medical experts at a variety of children's
health facilities, KidsHealth.org offers articles, features, and games
developed specifically to help improve
children's understanding of their own physical and mental health. For
older students, try the Teen section, which is filled with nutrition information,
work safety tips, and the answers to common teen questions.
Sports Media: http://www.sports-media.org/
Sports Media focuses on the international world of sports and physical
education. It offers lesson plans, coaching tips, a discussion board,
and an ask-the-expert section hosted by a professor at Towson University
in Towson, Maryland. Offer your P.E. students a treat by teaching them
how to play some unusual sports, like cricket, archery, frisbee golf,
of the running world updated daily, includes helpful facts, race schedules
and results, kids pages
years of football [soccer] history"
to national parks, forests, wilderness areas, especially hiking, biking,
fishing, boating trips
Wheelchair Basketball Federation
magazine, competition, in English and French
City Chiefs Online
Kansas City Chiefs site
Chiefs War Room
news and scores, lots of opinions
latest scores, trivia
|students sculpt balanced
meals from clay
Site of Major League Baseball
times and dates of games, some history, interesting facts
Central:The Web Site for Physical Education Teachers
P.E. teachers, students, parents and adults, recent information about
physical education, lesson plans, assessment samples, a P.E. bookstore