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Charting Life Expectancy
Compare ages of people in yesterdays obituaries to national life expectancy figures. (Grades 4-12) 08/10/2010

Tour the Human Body
Can you place that organ? (Grades 3-12) 07/28/2010

I Am Who I Am
Students explore the qualities that make them who they are. (Grades 3-12) 07/26/2010

Giving Thanks: A Compare-and-Contrast Lesson
A powerful video challenges students to reflect on their lives compared to others. (Grades 4-12) 07/19/2010

Facing Fire Facts
Read graphs and answer questions about fire safety statistics. (Grades 3-8)

Poison Alert!
Learn how different poisons affect the human body. (Grades K-12) 07/16/2010

My Food Pyramid for Kids
Whats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? (Grades K-5) 07/15/2010

Insulation Information
Hands-on activity helps students find the best insulators. (Grades K-8) 07/14/2010

A Smoking Bar Graph
When do people start smoking? Read the graph and answer the questions. (Grades 3-12) 07/12/2010

Bury Those Negative Thoughts
This powerful activity will help bury students I cant thoughts and build perseverance. (Grades K-12) 07/08/2010

An Unfinished Tale
Challenge students to write an ending for this tale of a lesson learned. (Grades 1-4) 09/19/2006

'Targets'
Examine the real messages behind advertising. (Grades 6-12) 07/24/2006

Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-the-Same-Again Blues
This powerful activity illustrates how words can hurt -- or heal. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 07/17/2006

Understanding Needs and Feelings
Complete this story to show how different people deal with needs, feelings. (Grades 3-5) 06/28/2006

Germs Experiment 2
Use glitter to demonstrate how germs travel. (Grades K-5) 06/26/2006

Germs Experiment
Observe the growth of germs on three germ-covered potato slices. (Grades K-8) 05/31/2006

Reacting to Conflict
Explore different ways people deal with conflict. (Grades 6-8) 05/09/2006

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Compare nutritional value of insects to that of your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/14/2006

Eating Up Idioms
During Nutrition Month, feed your students a diet of food idioms. (Grades 3-12) 03/09/2006

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
Fun food quiz tests knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 03/06/2006

Graphing Our Snacks
Graph the fat content of favorite snack foods. (Grades 3-12) 03/03/2006

Tissue, Please!
Share a read-aloud story and a fun art project to teach cold-season manners. (Grades Pre-K -2) 01/30/2006

There Is Always Something You Can Do
Teach a song to help students deal with anger. (Grades K-2) 01/03/2006

"Bursting" Stereotypes
Burst stereotypes in this fun balloon activity. (Grades 3-12) 11/30/2005

Water Use Around the World
Students compare their water use with water use in other places around the world. (Grades 3-12) 10/12/2005

Those Tear-Me-Apart, Put-Me-Back-Together, Never-Be-the-Same-Again Blues
This powerful activity illustrates how words can hurt -- or heal. (Grades Pre-K - 8) 10/07/2005

Fire Safety Songs (and Poems Too)
Ten songs and poems for teaching young children about fire safety. (Grades PreK-2) 09/24/2005

Popcorn Nutrition
How nutritious are the snack foods you eat? (Grades 3-8) 06/17/2005

Understanding Needs and Feelings
Complete this story to show how different people deal with needs, feelings.(Grades 3-5) 05/10/2005

Saying No!
Write scripts, present plays about saying no to drugs. (Grades 3-12) 04/27/2005

There Are Algae in Your House!
You'll be amazed at the foods you eat that contain algae! (Grades 3-12) 04/21/2005

Kids Bullying Kids
Survey, discuss data about bullying in your school. (Grades 3-8) 04/14/2005

Reacting to Conflict
Explore different ways people deal with conflict. (Grades 6-8) 03/03/2005

Fun Food Quiz: True or False?
Fun food quiz tests knowledge of vegetables, fruits. (Grades 3-8) 03/01/2005

'Targets'
Examine the real messages behind advertising. (Grades 6-12) 01/27/2005

Germs Experiment
Observe the growth of germs on three germ-covered potato slices. (Grades K-8) 01/18/2005

There Is Always Something You Can Do
Teach a song to help students deal with anger. (Grades K-2) 11/16/2004

Anti-Smoking Letter Writing Campaign
Write a letter to encourage a friend not to smoke. (Grades 3-12) 11/11/2004

Smoking Danger Demonstration
Demonstrate the dangers of smoking. (Grades K-12) 11/09/2004

Human Body Simon Says Game
Play a fun human-body Simon Says game. (Grades K-12) 10/13/2004

Bug Me While I'm Eating!
Compare nutritional value of insects to that of your favorite foods. (Grades 3-12) 10/05/04

The Human Body: A Life-Size Model on Paper
Create life-size diagram of the human body. (Grades K-12) 09/01/04

Germs Experiment 2
Use glitter to demonstrate how germs travel. (Grades K-5)