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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.
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Includes kids page, teacher’s bureau, and directions for how to schedule a visit to the museum.
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.
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.
Instructions for Requesting a Volunteer CDC Speaker.
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.
Curriculum that introduces young children to important steps in food safety.
It’s a Snap
This site gives teachers and nurses a toolkit and incentives to prevent the spread of infectious diseases at school.
Safe Food. It’s Your Job Too
Food safety lessons for students (interactive online lessons and tests).
What Is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells.
HEADS UP to Schools
Any one of your students could take a spill, knock his/her head, and get a concussion in any number of school settings ranging from the hallway, the playground, the cafeteria, and beyond.
Returning to School: Most kids and teens will only need help through informal, academic adjustments as they recover from a concussion. However, for kids and teens with ongoing symptoms, a variety of formal support services may be available to help them during their recovery.
Neato Mosquito: An Elementary Curriculum Guide
This curriculum guide is designed to teach 4th grade students about mosquito biology and the prevention of disease.
Presents facts about rabies in a kid-friendly format and provides important information on prevention.
Flu Season: 2017-2018
CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2017-18 Flu Season
CDC’s seasonal flu vaccination campaign materials are available to help teachers communicate about the importance of vaccination. This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.
Flu Season- Educational Material for the Classroom
All materials are free for download. They may be printed on a standard office printer or a commercial printer.
Graphics & Infographics
Spread the word, not the flu! Tweet, post and share our graphics and encourage your loved ones to get vaccinated.
Spanish language print materials by audience.
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.
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.
This site includes information on various health topics, funding, resources, data and statistics, and recommendations.
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.
A classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students.
The SunWise program is a free environmental and health education program to teach K–8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone so they may learn practices that will protect their skin and eyes while enjoying the benefits of the outdoors.
Youth Tobacco Prevention
Educational materials for teachers regarding tobacco information and prevention.
Tobacco Counter-Marketing Campaign
Designing and Implementing an Effective Tobacco Counter-Marketing Campaign
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.
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.