What is Normal?
Lessons - Physical Activity & Teens
Lessons, activities and supporting resources to enhance the What is Normal poster.
Americans on the Move, Discovery Education, and Smart Spot from PepsiCo partnered to create curriculum; editions for both elementary and middle school. Downloadable guide, student magazine, poster, on-line games, and more.
Balance First - Discovery Education (middle school)
Exploring the science of bone and muscle
Use actual data to analyze research experiments. Pre-teens assess physical activity and nutrition on development, performance, and long-term health. Lessons part of Looking Good, Feeling Good from the Inside Out from Science Curriculum Series - National Institutes of Health (NIH). Support National Science Standards.
Use It or Lose It and Helping the Body Build Strong Bones
Teens as advocates
Established programs and projects can be used as class projects to help teens commit to long term health benefits for themselves, their schools and communities.
Safe Routes to Schools - U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Community Action Kit - PE4Life
Go Healthy Challenge (middle school)
The science of health
Interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lessons showing pre-teens and teens how important research is in understanding the human body. Print and web lessons for K-12. Free from National Institutes of Health - Office of Science Education (NIH-OSE). Support National Science Standards.
- Doing Science: Scientific Inquiry
- Looking Good, Feeling Good: (Bone, Muscle, and Skin)
- Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series
Lesson assessment tools:
Test your Fitness Awareness - Mayo Clinic