The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a national leader in health education, creates KidsHealth.org as well as other online, print, and video programs.
One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it’s really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens. Included in each section is a Q&A area. All the information is available in Spanish.
The PARENTS section addresses:
Emotions & Behavior
Growth & Development
Nutrition & Fitness
Pregnancy & Newborns
First Aid & Safety
Doctors & Hospitals, and
The KIDS section addresses:
Growing Body & Mind
Cooking & Recipes
People, Places & Things That Help
Movies & Games
Health Problems, Kids' Dictionary of Medical Words, and
Health Problems of Grown-Ups.
The TEEN tab addresses:
Food & Fitness, Recipes
Drugs & Alcohol
Expert Answers, Diseases & Conditions, Infections, School & Jobs, and Staying Safe.
KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.
Vocabulary disease, illness, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, body image, pregnancy, health, fitness, infection, health problems, medical expert
What is healthy?
Explain the meaning of "to be in good health" for an adult, teen or child.
What are the health issues and concerns for your age group?
Extension and Activities
English/Language Arts: To cover the content of the website assign divide into teams and have students create a summary of the topics (tabs). Student groups will report out as a web navigation presentation.
Mathematics: Create a health survey about the topics that are appropriate for a target age group. Create graphs of your data and report back to the class the results of your survey.
History/Social Science: Create a multimedia presentation on an historical health topic.
Science: Create a multimedia presentation on the 3 most popular foods for your family. Include the pros and cons for these foods as well as the nutritional facts.
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