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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.
Global Health Odyssey 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. The CDC sponsors two Science Olympiad events: Disease Detective and the Science of Fitness.
An important, new classroom tool to help middle- and high school youth evaluate those messages and make healthy, life-saving choices.
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.
Neato Mosquito: An Elementary Curriculum Guide
This curriculum guide is designed to teach 4th grade students about mosquito biology and the prevention of disease.
This free curriculum offers middle and high school school teachers a comprehensive set of multimedia aids and activities for teaching units on infectious disease topics.
Presents facts about rabies in a kid-friendly format and provides important information on prevention.
This set of cards has photos and information about some of the infectious diseases that CDC studies. Students and teachers can view the set online OR download and print your own copy.
Instructions for Requesting a Volunteer CDC Speaker.
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.
Science and Our Food Supply
Curriculum for middle & high school classrooms on food safety for science teachers.
Food Risks: Perception Vs. Reality
A program to promote food risk awareness and understanding for high school students.
Safe Food. It's Your Job Too
Food safety lessons for student (interactive online lessons and tests).
VERBTM It's What You Do.
VERBTM 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.
Kids Walk to School
A community-based program that aims to increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk to and from school in groups accompanied by adults.
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.
Lesson Plans on various physical and nutrition topics.
Includes free, science-based lesson ideas and activities that help make learning about heart health easy for all educators and fun for students Pre K-8 Grade.
A classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students.
Tobacco Youth Education Materials
Educational materials for teachers regarding tobacco information and prevention.
An important, new classroom tool to help middle- and high school youth evaluate media messages and make healthy, life-saving choices.