NWLSD Technology Links
Health and Physical Education Teachers
Get Body Smart Online tutorials on the human body that include Adobe Flash demonstrations and large color diagrams with labels.
Kids' Health Staying healthy, dealing with feelings, and nutrition and cooking are just a few of the topics on this interactive site.
Plastic Fork Diaries Follow six middle school students as they experience first-hand the relationship between food and their changing bodies, cultural differences, the vanishing family meal, nutrition and athletic performance. In a series of episodes, you access diaries, letters and notes of a group of people who aren't really friends, but may have more in common than they realize. Take some time to explore. The site is Flash-intensive. Along the way, you'll find basic information and exotic facts about something in the story, including history, cooking techniques, nutritional and medicinal values, and odd facts.
Science of Hockey Developed by the Exploratorium with the assistance of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, this site takes you inside the sport and explains the science behind the world's fastest game. The site contains RealVideo and Audio interviews with top scientists and NHL players and coaches.
5 a Day Fruits and Vegetables CDC site. Highlights are: Fruits and vegetables of the month; how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet; recipes and other tidbits. What's really amazing is the huge database of statistical information interspersed throughout the site. Also includes extensive links to related topics.
BBC Science Human Body A rich site that covers a variety of topics using multiple approaches (factual text, flash movies, interactive quizzes). Sections include: Interactive body (organs game, skeleton game, muscle game, nervous system game, puberty demo); Psychological tests (Can you read faces? What disgusts you? Are you a thrill seeker?); and printable versions for handouts.
Habits of the Heart Habits of the Heart was developed as a resource for students and teachers interested in learning about the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. Some of the things you will find in this site are: lesson plans, classroom and online activites, videos, links to other sites, and information about lungs too!
It's My Life (PBS Kids) It's My Life is organized across five topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, and Emotions. Printable activities include journal pages, discussion questions, worksheets, and word puzzles. Lesson Plans on Bullies , Home Alone, Smoking, Eating Disorders, and Drug Abuse.
Safety House Doll-house lets you explore room by room with short, interactive popup windows that inform on injury prevention, carbon monoxide, fires, poisons, and lead poisoning dangers within each room. Related links embedded in some of the popup windows leads to more info.
Mind Over Matter This program, which hopes to deter teens from ever trying drugs, was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health. Explains how marijuana, opiates, inhalants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, stimulants, nicotine, and methamphetamines adversely affect the mind and harm the body. Teacher's guide included.
Games Kids Play This unique site offers detailed instructions for dozens of classic kids' games. Check out Quick Favorites for details on car games, four square, capture the flag, duck-duck-goose, hopscotch, pickle, and red light green light. Search by category for clapping, ball, chasing, circle, mental, sensing, and strength games. There are also sections on jump rope rhymes, jacks, marbles, and international games.