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Health Information for Students

The links on this page have been selected from the Access Excellence Resource Center. Each link has been identified as containing information that is particularly relevant to the teaching and learning of health concepts. For additional links, please visit our Resource Center.
  • BAM! Body and Mind
    From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BAM! answers kids questions and gives them an entertaining way to learn about their minds and bodies. Sections, all with interactive components, include Fit4Life, Disease Detectives, Head Strong, Str8Talk, WhizKids and Survival Skills.

  • KidsHealth KidsHealth has health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, the site has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents - each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.

  • healthfinder® kids has games and activities, information on safe web navigation, and art projects all aimed at helping kids understand how to protect their bodies and minds. Parents and other child care givers will find resources especially for them in a separate section.

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids' Pages include many on screen and hands on activities. In addition, they have a great A -> Z list of diseases and conditions caused by or made worse by environmental factors. Very kid friendly!

  • CDC Health Topics from A to Z is a very comprehensive list of government material listed according to name of the disease. Other health topics included in this list are pages for baby, children's, adolescent, women's, men's and senior health. Many of the pages use technical language.

  • Doctor Over Time shows you, the viewer, how doctors in 1900, 1950, and 1998 would have handled the same afflictions. All you have to do is complain to the doctor, then see how he or she responds. Both Shockwave and text versions are posted.

  • For Kids and Teens
    A number of activities to help kids understand food safety are presented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN). Students looking for research project ideas, guidelines and resources will find Student Resources especially helpful.

  • PBS TeacherSource: Health and Fitness
    These PBS Web sites are designed for teachers and other caregivers to use to ""establish a useful context for teaching a variety of social and academic skills."" Activities focus on games, activities and on feelings. Students may find the activities and lessons useful for indepent projects.
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STAYING HEALTHY
  • smart choices
    Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthfinder health information website. A rich source of information on all aspects of personal health.

  • CDC Travelers' Health
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Travelers' Health tells travelers what they need to know before before they leave including such things as required vaccinations, tips on traveler safety, and special advice for travelers with children or those with chronic disease or special needs.

  • Tufts University Nutrition Navigator
    Annotated links for kids, educators, health professionals, journalists, and those with special dietary needs. All resources have been reviewed by Tufts University nutritionists to be certain that the information is accurate and up-to-date.

  • U.S.Food and Drug Administration
    maintains a huge, well organized site. Food, human and animal drugs, cosmetics, biologics, medical devices, and toxicology are among the topics included.
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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS AND LABS
  • The Cell Visualization Project Home Page
    Computer reconstructions of a human white blood cell from serial transmission electron micrographs are presented as a brief guided tour and as still photos. Although more organelles will be added in the future, enough are included for this site to be useful to anyone introducing cell structure.

  • The Exploratorium Home Page
    This is the home page of the San Francisco Exploratorium. Check it out for information on science education resources, great interactive exhibits, access to an ongoing bioethics discussion group, and more!

  • The Heart
    This site, constructed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum, includes examinations--both graphic and text--of the heart, its development, structure, vessels, and more. Check preview for a guide to all that can be found on this interactive site.

  • HHMI Interactive Web
    Topics in cardiology, human genetics, immunology and neurophysiology are explored using Java, Shockwave, Quicktime, and RealPlayer. Instructions for downloading the necessary software to use the demonstrations, as well as other Technical Tips are included.

  • Microbial Zoo
    This virtual field trip through a microbial zoo contains images and descriptions of microscopic organisms and the habitats in which they live.

  • The Virtual Cell
    This site lets you explore the structure of a virtual plant cell. You can zoom in on organelles, cut or turn them, look at real EM images and more.

  • The Visible Human Project
    The Visible Human Project creates complete anatomically detailed, three dimensional representations of the male and female human body. The representations are created from CAT, MRI and cryosection images taken at one millimeter intervals from cadavers.
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