This lesson allows students to apply their knowledge of the brain in understanding how neurochemical imbalances are thought to affect behavior and how different medications are used to treat the symptoms of ADHD. At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to discuss differences in brain anatomy and resulting behavior among youth with ADHD, and the different treatment options available for individuals with ADHD.
Stay smart around the house. This resource provides microwave fire prevention and household cleaning safety tips.
What techniques are used to ?normalize? and glamorize a look to sell products to young people? How can media messages be analyzed and interpreted? How can media (including advertising) help shape perceptions of what girls and boys should look like, beginning at very young ages? How can these perceptions affect mental and physical health? The following activity will help students answer each of the questions as they learn how media advertisements affect the way teens see themselves and others.
Learning about the messages behind the ads will help you understand the differences between real vs. ideal and know the truth will help you craft a positive self-image! This resource helps students understand that advertisements may not always be reliable.
This lesson reviews and strengthens the concepts of brain anatomy and memory and link these concepts to Alzheimer's disease. To complete the activities in this lesson, students should have prior knowledge of nervous system terminology and function.
There is no known safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink and no safe kind of alcohol. CDC urges pregnant women not to drink alcohol any time during pregnancy. Women also should not drink alcohol if they are planning to become pregnant or are sexually active and do not use effective birth control. This is because a woman could become pregnant and not know for several weeks or more. In the United States half of all pregnancies are unplanned. FASDs are 100% preventable. If a woman doesn't drink alcohol while she is pregnant, her child cannot have an FASD.
After completing this lesson, students will have a better grasp of genetic terminology such as genotype, phenotype, carrier, homozygous, heterozygous, autosomal, dominant, and recessive. Students will also become more competent in using Punnett squares to predict traits in offspring (cystic fibrosis (CF) status in this case). Finally, after experiencing the difficulty of making a genetic decision, students will become more aware of the complexity of such bioethical decision making.
This fact sheet is a supplemental resource to be used in conjunction with the lesson "Am I a Carrier for Cystic Fibrosis?" After completing this lesson, students will have a better grasp of genetic terminology such as genotype, phenotype, carrier, homozygous, heterozygous, autosomal, dominant, and recessive. Students will also become more competent in using Punnett squares to predict traits in offspring (cystic fibrosis (CF) status in this case). Finally, after experiencing the difficulty of making a genetic decision, students will become more aware of the complexity of such bioethical decision making.
This resource provides information about asthma facts including who is at greatest risk for asthma, stages of asthma, and what is being done to help people with asthma.
This article provides information about asthma including how you can tell that you have asthma, causes of asthma attacks, and treatments.
Excited about doing new stuff? This is an activity calendar in which students can keep up with their daily physical activity. The students can choose activities from the list that is attached.
If sparks do start to fly, you have the power to put out the fire. The next time you have an issue on your hands, don't explode or let someone walk all over you. Instead, convince them to try the BAM! plan with you. This resource helps students identify conflict areas and also provides tips for managing the anger caused from the conflict.
In this activity, students do a case study of giardiasis, an infectious disease caused by the tiny parasite Giardia lambila ("lambilia" means intestine). Students will apply what they have learned about the "host" vertex of the Epidemiologic Triangle as they learn about giardiasis.
This video helps offer simple steps that can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
In this activity, students will fill out their own ?physical reactions to stress? inventory and graph the class results. Then they will work in pairs to learn more about the body mechanisms that cause physiological stress symptoms, such as a fast heartbeat, cold hands, and dry mouth, or even longer-lasting symptoms such as a headache and sleeplessness. Finally, students will discuss their own reactions to stress and understand that many physiological stress reactions are part of the body?s normal functioning. Students will also look at ways of dealing with stress.
This lesson plan demonstrates how microorganisms normally found in environments, such as the bottom of warm freshwater ponds and lakes can cause illness when they enter the human body. Students engaged in this lesson plan will learn about N. fowleri (the scientific name of the brain-eating ameba), where it lives, how it can cause infection, and how persons can protect themselves from this infection.Students will also have the opportunity to identify other organisms living in local freshwater reservoirs, such as ponds and lakes. At the end of the lesson, students should have an enhanced understanding of the environment's role in disease transmission and ways to reduce the risk for contracting waterborne infections.