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K-12 Science and Health Education

Working with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement education programs.

Biology

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  • MedlinePlus
    (Grades 6 -12+)
    Easy to read health information. An excellent source for all ages. Also available in Spanish

  • PubMed
    (Grades 11 – 12+)
    A citation index for articles from medical and life science journals. View the PubMed tutorial for site navigation guidence.

  • Visible Human Project
    (Grades 6 – 12+)
    Complete, anatomically detailed, 3D representations of the normal male and female human bodies.

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Careers

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Disasters

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Drought

  • Drought
    (Grades 8 - 12)
    Information page about droughts, why they occur, and their impact on our health and the environment.
    National Library of Medicine

  • Drought Factsheet (PDF, 1.22 MB)
    (Grades 1 - 8)
    Factsheet about droughts for students.
    Federal Emergency Management Agency

Earthquakes

Floods

  • Floods Factsheet (PDF, 1.32 MB)
    (Grades 1 - 8)
    Engaging factsheet to help students better understand floods.
    Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Floods iQuest
    (Grades 6 - 8)
    Lesson plan to teach students about the causes and impact of flooding on the environment and human health.
    NASA

  • Storms and Floods
    (Grades 8 - 12)
    Information page about wildfires, why they occur, and their impact on our health and the environment.
    National Library of Medicine

General Disaster

Hurricanes

Landslides

Tornadoes

Wildfires

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Environmental Health Science/Chemistry

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  • ChemIDplus
    (Grades 7 – 12+)
    View and manipulate chemical structures for over 388,000 chemicals. Create SIS and TRANS models, conduct structure similarity searches, and view chemical synonyms.

  • Earth Day: Your Health and Environment (PDF, 1.03 MB)
    Printable flier that links to online resources to help plan your Earth Day activities.

  • Environmental Health Student Portal
    (Grades 6 – 8)
    Connecting middle school students to environmental health information.

  • Household Products Database
    (Grades 6-12+)
    Learn about the potential health effects of chemicals in common household products.

  • TOXinvaders
    (mobile iOS game) (Grades 6 - 12).
    Learn chemistry while saving the environment from toxic chemicals.

  • Tox Town
    (Grades 6 - 12+)
    Guide to commonly encountered toxic substances. Includes classroom materials. Also available in Spanish.

  • Tox Town-Based Curriculum Units/Science Club
    (Grades 6 - 8)
    Discovering the Connection: Your Environment, Your Health is an afterschool science club curriculum for middle school students. It can also be used in a science classroom or in an interdisciplinary program that connects science and society.

  • ToxLearn and Toxicology Tutorials
    (Grades 9 - 12+)
    Written at the introductory college student level and teaches basic toxicology principles.

  • TOXMAP
    (Grades 9 – 12+)
    Uses maps of the U.S. to visually explore data from the EPA. Includes classroom materials.

  • ToxMystery
    (Grades 1 – 5)
    Interactive site teaching elementary school students about toxic substances in the home. Includes lesson plans and activities. Also available in Spanish.

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Forensics and Medical Technology

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Games

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  • Base Chase
    (Grades 7 - 12)
    Mobile iOS game that teaches DNA base pairing. Students build DNA strands of various animals.

  • Bohr Thru
    (Grades 7 - 12)
    Mobile iOS game that teaches students about the first 18 chemicals on the periodic table and how to build Bohr Models to show the structure of the element.

  • Run4Greeen
    (Grades 6 - 12)
    Mobile iOS game that teaches students about environmental conservation.

  • ToxInvaders
    (Grades 6 - 12)
    Mobile iOS game that teaches chemistry while saving the environment from toxic chemicals.

  • ToxMystery
    (Grades 1 – 5)
    Interactive site teaching elementary school students about toxic substances in the home. Includes lesson plans and activities. Also available in Spanish.

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General Health

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Genetics

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Health Information Tutorials

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HIV/AIDS

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  • AIDSinfo
    (Grades 6 – 12+)
    Reliable fact sheets to help students and teachers understand HIV/AIDS.

  • HIV/AIDS Portal
    (Grades 6 – 12+)
    Links to journal literature, clinical trials and treatment information, meeting abstracts, and other scientific and consumer-related resources.

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Lesson Plans

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Projects

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Spanish-Language Resources

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