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EXCITE
EXCITE is a collection of teaching materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce students to public health and epidemiology, the science used by “disease detectives” everywhere. Students will learn about the scientific method of inquiry, basic biostatistics, and outbreak investigation. The site also includes Science Olympiad Exercises.
http://www.cdc.gov/excite/

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David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Includes kids page, teacher’s bureau, and directions for how to schedule a visit to the museum.
http://www.cdc.gov/museum/index.htm

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Careers in Public Health
Articles found here will give your students a sense of the daily life of practicing disease detectives and highlight the range of careers associated with public health sciences and epidemiology.
http://www.cdc.gov/careerpaths/

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National Science Olympiad
The National Science Olympiad seeks to elevate science education and learning to a level of high enthusiasm and support.ÊThe CDC sponsors two Science Olympiad events: Disease Detective and the Science of Fitness.
https://www.soinc.org/

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Speakers Bureau
Instructions for Requesting a Volunteer CDC Speaker.
http://www.cdc.gov/speakers/subtopic/requestSpeakers.html

Disabilities

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Kids Quest
This site is intended to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to daily activities, health, and accessibility.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/index.html

Infectious Disease

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Neato Mosquito: An Elementary Curriculum Guide
This curriculum guide is designed to teach 4th grade students about mosquito biology and the prevention of disease.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/neato.htm

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Rabies
Presents facts about rabies in a kid-friendly format and provides important information on prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/rabiesandkids/

Food Safety

Fight Bac
Curriculum that introduces young children to important steps in food safety.
http://www.fightbac.org/kidsfoodsafety/curricula-and-programs/

It’s a Snap
This site gives teachers and nurses a toolkit and incentives to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at school.
http://www.itsasnap.org/snap/teachers_nurses.htm

Safe Food. It’s Your Job Too
Food safety lessons for students (interactive online lessons and tests).
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsafety/Lesson/lessons.html

Physical Fitness

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VERB™ It’s What You Do.
VERB™ makes physical activity cool and fun for tweens, encouraging them to keep moving everyday. Download activity ideas and VERB resources for use with tweens in your classes, programs, clubs, etc.
http://www.cdc.gov/youthcampaign/

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Create a Classroom that Moves
Brochures designed to help parents, teachers, and principals increase physical activity among elementary and middle school-aged youth through tips on ways to keep kids fit.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/physicalactivity/guidelines.htm

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Healthy Schools
This site includes information on various health topics, funding, resources, data and statistics, and recommendations.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/

Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls.
Useful information on how to help girls’ lifelong bone-healthy habits, including tips on nutrition and physical activity to help keep bone loss at bay.
http://www.bestbonesforever.gov/

TAKE 10!
A classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students.
http://www.take10.net/

Tobacco

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Youth Tobacco Prevention
Educational materials for teachers regarding tobacco information and prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/youth/

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Tobacco Counter-Marketing Campaign
Designing and Implementing an Effective Tobacco Counter-Marketing Campaign
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/counter_marketing/
manual/pdfs/tobacco_cm_manual.pdf
[PDF – 9.5 MB]

Tools & Resources

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Tools & Resources
The link below takes you to Tools & Resources listed on the CDC Healthy Schools page. They include the School Health Index (SHI), Physical Education Analysis Tool (PECAT), and the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) among others.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/resources.htm

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Professional Development & Training
Professional development (PD) is a systematic process that strengthens how professionals obtain and retain knowledge, skills and attitudes. Effective PD is consciously designed to actively engage learners and includes the planning, design, marketing, delivery, follow-up and evaluation of professional development offerings.
https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/trainingtools.htm

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