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"So how much teen drinking is really going on? Test yourself on percentages of teens and adults who drink alcohol. Then look into reasons why some people drink, it could be to feel like they fit in, to be cool, or to forget about problems. There are examples of types of peer pressure like put-downs, rejection, and unspoken pressure and ways to deflect that pressure in the ""Right to Resist"" section. Learn how to say No in an effective way. The Anime style artwork is attractive to most teens."

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"You are what you drink! Roll over the parts of the kid’s body to see how alcohol affects your heart, brain, liver, stomach, and other organs. Other activities are a quiz, crossword puzzle, trivia game and trivia cards. Flash is required to view the Public Service Announcements in the Media Player. The Brandon piece is worth the download time, to hear a survivor of a teen drunk driving accident. Don’t miss the “Tuning Out” PSA, funny, but with a message. "

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"This Library of Congress Web site was created to commemorate Jackie Robinson's achievements and describe aspects of the color line, or major league baseball's segregation practice, and the Negro Leagues. The site provides five chapters covering the years 1860-1972. The site also links to other Web-based baseball material."

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"Take a tour of your body in space with NASA’s Office of Biological and Physical Research. The major body systems represented are The Cardiovascular (Arteries/Veins), The Cardiopulmonary (Heart/Lungs), The Endocrine/Renal (Kidneys/Pancreas/Thyroid), The Neurovestibular (Balance/Orientation), The Musculoskeletal (Muscles/Bones) and the Blood and Immune (Blood Cells/Plasma). The narration describes what the body system does and how it functions in space. The video clips are in Windows Media Video, and are available for broadband or dial-up connections. Click on the Virtual Astronaut link to view another NASA site designed for middle school students which highlights space medicine, biomedical research, and living in space."

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"Baseball is big business, given some of the salaries in recent years. This site from the Society for American Baseball Research is full of historical documents from the 1876 National League Constitution to the present (steroid use in 2005), some with audio and video clips. You'll also find the value of each ball club assessed by Forbes Magazine in a Flash interactive. Check out the value of the Boston Red Sox and then check the Yankees. Windows Media Player is needed for audio and video. Some documents are in Excel or PDF format."

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"A clearinghouse for information on mental health for adults and children, this site also includes resources on AIDS, homelessness, mental health statistics, emergency services and disaster relief, special populations, and substance abuse prevention. There are also links to surgeon general reports."

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"The good times surely will roll in your cooking or family science classes when you spend time at this Web site! The site is part of a larger, individually-maintained resource about Cajun culture. You'll find recipes, introductions to basic Cajun ingredients, Cajun meal planning, and more. "

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"This site from France has an English version about food inequalities in the world. The Web site has images of the actual table in a museum which depicts eight nations around the world with low, average, and rich food production and national incomes. Each country’s food consumption model indicates how much of particular food types are typically available, such as meat, tubers, dairy, cereals, fruits and vegetables and pulses (legumes). For each country, there are also charts with a comparison of ingested food calories compared to the world average and also the relationship between education level, life expectancy, and Gross Domestic Product. Note that two people are excluded from the table, representing poverty and low food consumption. "

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"The Dougy Center is the National Center for Grieving Children. It is a place where children, teens and their families grieving a death can share their experience as they move through their healing process. Two sections are provided, one for children and one for adults. There is a link from the homepage on helping children cope with the tragedy from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001."

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"The USDA, the FDA, and The Chef and The Child Foundation have teamed up to provide this site for parents and preschool/early elementary students. Coloring pages introduce kids to ""Bac,"" a green bacterial villain. The coloring pages also provide numerous tips kids can use related to food preparation and hygiene. One of the pages may be colored on the computer, and others include recipes and other off-line activities. Older children may find helpful information about food inspection and food safety presented on affiliated sites. "

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"Ever wonder what people cooked for dinner in 2000 B.C.? How about when chewing gum was invented, way back in 400 B.C.? Check out the Morris County Library's Food Timeline, jam-packed with recipes and historical information. Also available are historical recipe collections and lesson plans."

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"You have probably seen the ads on television or the billboards on the highways striking photographs and short comments about values everyone can appreciate, such as honesty, caring, optimism, hard work, and helping others. The Foundation for a Better Life posts their public service campaigns on this web site along with ""good news"" stories. Stop by the site next time you are low or frustrated. Strong people like Christopher Reeve, the Chinese student who dared to stand in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square, and Gandhi will give you the encouragement you need. You'll also get some ideas on how to help serve others in your community. The site is also available in Spanish."

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"This Web site was developed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to prevent unreasonable risks of injuries to children associated with consumer products. The site includes the Kidd Safety Challenge, a hangman spelling game; Kidd Safety Club, a skateboard, in-line skates, and mountain bike safety game; Cranium Canyon's three games on helmet safety; information on fireworks safety; and links to other sites. Links to required free plug-ins like Shockwave, Real Player, and Acrobat Reader are provided. All the activities require download time, so be patient."

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"This slick site is definitely geared towards advanced students (it's text-heavy and contains pretty abstract subject matter) but it's thought-provoking sections on designer drugs, robosurgery, genetic engineering, and other controversial topics contain much good information. The site, created by students in Hong Kong and India, includes interactive graphs, polls, glossaries, and more."

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"Girls Inc. has a long history in promoting girls’ rights. Check out the Girls’ Bill of Rights as well as features on girls who are strong, smart, bold, and inspiring. Various topics include exercise, nutrition, smoking, and emotions. Simple animations with a glossary in Puberty 101 help explain the menstrual cycle, vegetarian recipes are given for healthy eating ideas, creative problem solving is encouraged with mind stretchers, and there are many more interesting avenues to explore in the site."

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"This report from the National Institute of Mental Health emphasizes that not only should children be intellectually ready for kindergarten, but they also need to be socially and emotionally ready. Social and emotional competence is based on a secure attachment to primary caregivers, allowing children to transition from home to school. This report summarizes the research on the social and emotional risk in predicting early school outcomes, analyzes federal policies that seek to improve these outcomes, and makes recommendations for change. Adobe Acrobat is required to read the report."

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"Most of us find flies, fleas, mosquitoes, and lice annoying but to millions of people, they spread death and disease. This site about medical entomology introduces you to the bugs and the diseases they carry such as yellow fever, leishmaniasis, malaria, dengue, typhus, and plague. The table of major pathogens biologically transmitted by arthropods lists vector (in this case, bug) pathogen, disease, distribution, and victim (human, bird, cattle, etc.). The Department of Entomology from Montana State University also includes a glossary and several articles about how disease carried by insects affected numerous wars. "

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"You don’t want to be on the losing team in this sport, it could cost you your life. Different Mesoamerican cultures including Maya, Olmec, Aztec, and Toltec played a game with a ball made of solid rubber, although some had human skulls inside! Each culture features background material, artwork, information about the ball court, and location on a map. The ball, uniform, court, and game are described and have interactive features like dressing the athlete, interpreting the murals and artworks depicting the game, and watching a video clip of what the game may have looked like. Flash 5+ is required to view the site."

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"The National Center for Health Statistics maintains this immensely informative Web site on the measurable health of the American public. Although it's not the prettiest site on the Internet, teachers and students will find statistical data on everything including doctors' visits, pregnancy, obesity, disease, asthma, infant mortality, nursing homes, and more. "

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"Harvard Medical School's site presents a rich compendium of research, biographical profiles, and interactive content related to longevity. Valuable reading lists and Web links are included as well. If you're interested in issues related to longevity and quality of life, you'll want to tune in to PBS June 2 when we air ""Stealing Time: The Science of Aging"" [check local listings]. The Web site for Stealing Time is found at http://www.pbs.org/stealingtime/."

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"The Pizza Explorer is an interactive site from Purdue University that allows middle and high school students to learn about food chemistry, food processing, nutrition, and health benefits of pizza’s ingredients. Students will learn about the history of pizza, the ingredients used to make pizza, food processing and chemistry, hot topics of interest, and nutritional composition. Along with quizzes, nutritional tables, and an interactive game, a unique feature is that the student can use the Configurator to select a right-brain or left-brain presentation. Registration is required, but free. Flash Player 5.0 is required for the site and a PDF reader is required for the experiment book and study guides. All of the content of the site is also available on a free CD-ROM. "

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"If you thought that spring and summer were the only times to contract poison ivy, think again. Even in the dead of winter, the oils of the leaves, roots, and stems are still active. Not only that, but if you get poison ivy oil on your shoes this summer when you take a walk, you can still have a reaction the next time you tie your shoes even if it is months later! This site is full of useful information, identification photos, and a rather gruesome Rash Photo Hall of Fame. Since most people who have contact with the plant will have a reaction, you should seek medical attention to avoid severe symptoms. There are many suggestions for home remedies and treatment seeking relief of the itching and oozing but be sure to clear your treatment with your own medical professional. Learn to identify the plants and remember: ""leaves of three, let it be."" "

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"Did you know there were 599 added ingredients to most American made cigarettes? On average, a teenager who smokes a pack or more of cigarettes each day lives 7 years less than someone who never smoked. Think about it. The “Science Behind Tobacco” examines the tobacco plant from seed to cigarette in three featured sections; farming, manufacturing cigarettes, and health problems caused by smoking. The health aspect of the site relates to nicotine delivery systems in the body, addiction, medical consequences to smokers and to those exposed to second hand smoke. Enhanced features are defined highlighted terms, relevant Web links, and animation showing the conditioning of tobacco and manufacturing cigarettes."

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"The Science, Tobacco & You Website is part of a comprehensive curriculum resource program for 4th and 5th grade students and teachers. Use the Looking & Thinking section of the site to learn about how tobacco affects your body, the environment, and the economy. There is also a tobacco timeline, an “ad smart” section, and a virtual lab. The game section, “Cool Me”, has their version of Hangman, where you need to solve the word puzzles before your lungs fill with tar. A guidebook is found in the teacher resources. Major portions of the program are available in Spanish. A PDF reader is required to access the printed materials on this site."

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"Did you know the average human being can recognize up to 10,000 separate odors? A report from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute presents new findings about our senses and how scientists are learning to unlock more mysteries. Contents include: breaking the code of color, quivering bundles that let us hear, a secret sense in the human nose, and new imaging techniques that show the brain at work such as PET and fMRI scans. Each article has a related sidebar article. A glossary is provided for key terms. Full text and illustrations are available to download via PDF format. There is also a Spanish version of the site."

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"Slap on that sun block! Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause serious health effects, including skin cancer and other skin disorders, eye damage and cataracts, and immune system suppression. The SunWise School Program, a national education program for grades K-8, provides activities that raise children's awareness of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation, and simple sun safety practices."

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"The National Crime Prevention Council’s site for teens focuses on how to stop school violence and how to stay safe in school and on the street. Other topics include babysitting safety tips; vandalism prevention; date rape; anger management; drug and alcohol abuse prevention; and, how teens can make their schools, neighborhoods, and communities safer places. There is also a section for adults working with teens."

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"This site from a physician who is angry about the fact that so many people suffer and die as a result of smoking, approximately 1000 per day in the United States alone. Student and teacher workbooks are available as are web based CD-ROMs to use in class or self study. The content is for high school students and pulls no punches. Be prepared for graphic images of lip cancer, throat cancer, emphysema and heart attack patients throughout the site. Shockwave, QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, and Real Player are required for some sections of the site. "

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"An amazing site, offering detailed information and illustrations about embryonic development from ovulation through the third trimester. Sponsored by The National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, the site also offers live chats with medical experts, glossaries, and more. "

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"Along with surgeon Alfred Blalock and pediatric cardiologist Helen Taussig, Vivien Thomas pioneered the operation to correct a heart defect in children called Fallot, or “blue baby” syndrome, where the heart doesn’t distribute enough oxygen to the body. Thomas was a major contributor in the development of operative techniques and design of surgical equipment. He supervised the surgical laboratories and was an instructor in surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for over 35 years. Further information about Thomas can be found at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/partners/ , an American Experience show titled “Partners of the Heart.”"

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"This site lists some of the world’s healthiest foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meat, nuts and seeds, and low fat dairy. Each food entry has details about the nutrients, health benefits, and extensive bibliographic citations. The in-depth nutrient analysis includes terms you probably never knew existed. Most people can find a good variety of these foods at the grocery store, especially when eating seasonally. Be careful when rinsing The Dirty Dozen, the 12 foods with most pesticide residues. There are lots of recipes to try out ways of preparing foods new to you. Try something new each week! "

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"An online version of the book which describes the Human Genome Project, this site presents the science behind the project, and the ethical, legal, and social issues that are raised by it. The book describes how scientific progress has made an impact on our daily lives and explains it in understandable language. Each chapter presents a personal story, then describes the scientific background as well as the ethical issues raised in topics such as genetic counseling, DNA fingerprinting, and genetic engineering. A glossary is provided. The book can be viewed on the Web or downloaded in pdf format. "

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"There are 13 genetic disorders presented in depth, including cystic fibrosis, Fragile X, Down Syndrome, and hemophilia. Each disorder is described by cause, inheritance, diagnosis, treatment, a glossary, and what it is like to have the disorder. Further resources are also provided. Animations with a Punnett square, chromosomes, and mutations are helpful in explaining how genetics operate. Flash and QuickTime 5.0 are required for some sections. Video clips are excellent but large, so people using a dial up connection, beware!"

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"Who would YOU vote for as the best female athlete? Who won three gold, one silver and two bronze medals over four consecutive Olympic Games? Athletes were selected by Sports Illustrated for Women, Sports Illustrated and CNN/SI editors, writers and correspondents who considered the athletes' on-field performance and achievements, plus their contributions to women's sports. Athletes from a multitude of sports are represented from track and field, tennis, basketball, soccer, gymnastics, and dog sledding. And who was selected to the number one position? (Jackie Joyner-Kersee) "

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"This site presents an online version of an exhibition created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. By the time the Summer Olympics begin in Berlin in 1936, Hitler had already opened the first concentration camp at Dachau, anti-Jewish racial and citizenship laws were issued at Nuremberg, and minorities were arrested. The Nazification of all aspects of German life extended even to sports, including the 1936 Olympics. The audio segments of this site require the RealAudio player."

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This aggregator of news sources assists readers by pooling a large number of articles related to health topics in one page. Articles will open up in a new window from its original source. You can sort the headlines by source or time. Your computer must accept cookies to access the resources on this site.

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"After suggesting that you check with your physician before starting any new exercise program, this site demonstrates 18 different exercises that make up a 20-minute workout. Some exercises suggest using small dumbbells, but others do not require any equipment. Exercises focus on chest, triceps, shoulder, lower body, calf, hip, stomach, biceps, and back exercises. As with any physical activity, you should warm up and cool down before and after any rigorous exercise. "

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"This site for girls between the ages of 10 and 16 was developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The various sections include: Becoming a Woman, Fitness and Nutrition, Mental Health, Risky Behavior, Disability and Chronic Illness, and Putting It All Together, which discusses the importance of self-esteem, dealing with relationships with friends and family, how to stay safe and protect yourself, and having balance in life. There is a parent and caregiver area and a section for disabled and chronically ill girls."

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"In July 2002, the nation was watching for three days as nine coal miners trapped in an unexpected flood were saved in an amazing rescue. Miners are not the only people who can encounter dangers of mines. This kid’s page from the Mine Safety and Health Administration presents the dangers of abandoned surface and underground mines. For information about the actual rescue at Quecreek Mine Inundation in July 2002, see http://www.msha.gov/quecreek/quecreek.htm"

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"This initiative is dedicated to improving the health and educational performance of children through better nutrition and physical activity in schools. The focus is to reverse the problem of obese, sedentary, and undernourished students so they will be healthier and learn better. Under the Tools for Action, check out the fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations you can download, and additional resources. Some sections require QuickTime, PowerPoint, and PDF. "

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"Over 50 national organizations and government agencies representing education, health, fitness and nutrition have collaborated to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, as well as undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school. This clearinghouse of resources addresses healthy school meals, family outreach, physical activity, and nutrition education. "

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"Since the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1981, over 60 million people worldwide have become infected with HIV, and over 20 million of those have died. Women now comprise almost half of adults living with HIV/AIDS. The Kaiser Family Foundation has a collection of materials commemorating the past 25 years of HIV/AIDS statistics and research such as media campaigns in the U.S., an overview of major trends in the U.S. epidemic, an interactive global HIV/AIDS timeline, Webcasts, and fact sheets on HIV/AIDS. "

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"Today, about 16 percent of all children and teens in the United States are overweight. President Clinton and the American Heart Association are working together to create a new generation of healthy Americans to prevent childhood obesity. “Chew on This” is a game with food and nutrition trivia. For example, did you know that eating a fast food meal of burger, fries, and shake equals about 98% of the calories you should eat in one day? Don’t miss the Bendy Guys video clip, they are a hoot. Flash is required."

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"The Co/Motion Makers Newsletter gives teens and youth advocates resources and information about the efforts of young people throughout the country who are working to solve problems in their community, particularly around the epidemic of gun violence. Co/Motion challenges teens to think critically about social change, learn the skills and tools of advocacy and organizing, action campaigns, and how to share their views in their communities. In addition to the quarterly newsletters, there are daily news items, reports, and press releases related to gun violence."

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"Nearly one in five families has at least one uninsured family member and more than 80 percent of uninsured children and adults under age 65 live in working families. The three most common results of being uninsured is that the family will suffer financially, families are less likely to get timely health services, and the health and long term development for children can be compromised. This report from the Institute of Medicine outlines the causes and results of not having health insurance, especially for children. The summary is available in Spanish."

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"Although much of the information on this Web site is print material that's been digitized and posted online (that is, not highly interactive), the site offers a lot of useful content for students, parents and teachers. See especially ""Facts for Families,"" which are topical reports incorporating research; ""Your Child"" and ""Your Adolescent,"" two developmental guides; and the referral service to locate mental health professionals in your area. "

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"Athlete’s foot, acne, warts, they’re all common and chances are, you’ll experience at least one of them sometime during your life. Other skin related topics such as dry skin, oily skin, bug bites, and rashes are presented at this site from the American Academy of Dermatology. There are lots of fun facts in these pages, like did you know that fingernails grow faster than toenails, and that the oil in poison ivy can remain active for years after the plant has died? "

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"A site for older children and teens explains the basics of diabetes: food and nutrition, as well as checklists for exercising and for items to carry with you at all times. ""Live it Up"" is a section related to physical activity, how parents deal with their child's disease, and a diabetic'as rights. The ""round Table"" provides a place to post a message related to topics such as medicine, nutrition, and school. The ""Brain Sprain"" includes a crossword puzzle related to diabetes. The ""Help Yourself"" area encourages diabetic children and teens to take an active role in understanding and managing their diabetes. There is also a special section for parents"

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The American Hiking Society presents information about trail ecology, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, fact sheets on trail safety, and samples of hikers' journals. Some of the safety fact sheets include information related to campfires, snakes, sun exposure, bugs, and tips for parents taking kids on the trail. The idea of Leave No Trace is to not disturb any plants or animals, look but don't take anything you find along the way, and remember, if you pack it in, pack it out!

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"This site introduces girls to the types of courses to take in high school and college to prepare for medical school. There are suggestions of what to look for in a college and a medical school, how to know if the profession is right for you, and short descriptions of the various specialties. Students are also confronted with the sticker shock of medical school, such as the average debt of $90,745 in 1999, with the comment that these costs are going higher each year. Financial aid suggestions are found in the related links. "

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"Did you know that one in five children in the United States faces hunger? America's Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. A feature at this site is a family budget calculator where you choose a profile resembling your family, your state and neighboring city, to find out what the typical monthly expenses are and how sometimes there is not enough to buy sufficient food. Other features are how several families live with hunger and following three students through their experiences with community kitchens. Hunger statistics by state, research studies, and the report Hunger Study 2001 are some of the resources available at the site. "

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"You may not be a medical professional yet, but if you are curious about the human body, this is the place for you. There are several online anatomy textbooks edited by an emeritus professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology from The University of Iowa. There is an atlas of cross sections, a functional atlas (by body system), an Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation, and a first aid atlas, all accompanied by hundreds of illustrations. The section titled, “Lessons from a Bone Box” is a series of short video clips of the anatomy professor in QuickTime. "

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"The Renaissance anatomical atlas ""On the Fabric of the Human Body"" was written in the 1500s by Andreas Vesalius (when he was only 28!) and illustrated with woodcuts. This Web site from Northwestern University provides an annotated translation in Flash and no Flash versions, the difference with Flash being high-resolution image viewing. Vesalius wrote chapters (books) on blood vessels, ligaments, muscles, the nervous system, heart, lungs, brain, and skeletal system. Detailed illustrations, cross references, and essays supplement the book. "

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"Animals give us unconditional love and are part of the family. This site for younger students from the ASPCA gives you tips on caring for your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, guinea pig, fish, mice, and rats. Check out the animal careers like an arachnologist (she studies spiders and scorpions) and a pet therapy handler. Trivia and games test your animal smarts. Serious issues discussed at the site cover alternatives to dissection, dog fighting, animal cruelty, losing a pet, how to care for pets in hot or cold weather, and pet overpopulation. "

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Any boater or someone who fishes should know how to tie basic knots. Click on a bowline, or any of the other knots and watch an animation of each step to tying the knot. There is a description of why youÂ’d want to use each knot, benefits, and safety tips. Cool animation features allow you to slow or speed the process, or provide a mirror, inverted, or rotated image so you can see how to tie from different angles.

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"The American Psychiatric Association teams up with MTV to offer this site to teens, their parents, and teachers. At the APA site, visitors will find an online brochure providing a general overview about reasons for violence, ways violence is expressed, warning signs, and what teens can do to get help. At the MTV site, more detailed information is provided; teens can also register for a free CD which contains songs by contemporary artists and information about safety in local communities."

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"The purpose of AskDrJami.org is to promote resiliency in teens primarily with the use of bibliotherapy. Death, stress, relationship violence, divorce, and drunk driving are some of the issues covered in this site, with suggested readings to help children and teens cope with struggles they are facing. The Amanda Award recognizes media specialists who promote resiliency in teens by developing programs that enhance and support the self-esteem and well being of young adults. The site was created after the death of a young woman caused the author to become involved with bibliotherapy to help teens become more resilient."

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"People who have asthma sometimes have trouble breathing. If you have asthma, or know someone who does, you know lots of things can trigger an asthma attack, like cigarette smoke, allergies, changes in weather, and even exercise. This tutorial provides detailed illustrations, sound clips, and animations about asthma and the respiratory system. Different treatments are presented and how you can help if someone has an attack."

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"Make this your first stop for Olympics resources. You’ll find information about the history, equipment, rules, and athletes for the sporting events. Other features are about the 2004 Olympics in Greece, the Paralympics, and the torch relay. The Youth section has games in the Playground to test your Olympic trivia knowledge. Explore Ancient Olympia with Despina, your tour guide to the buildings of the original Olympics. Teachers can use the educational materials for elementary, middle, and high school students, available in PDF format. "

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"This American Medical Association site has 38 labeled illustrations of the nervous, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, skeletal, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, and urinary systems, as well as detail drawings of the sense organs, fetal development during pregnancy, effects of stroke, skin, teeth, hands, and feet. It links to AMA Health Insight, which provides online health information on specific conditions, family health focus, and general and interactive health."

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"With avian flu in the news, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site has a frequently updated page about bird flu risks and infections among humans. They provide key facts, current situation, answers to questions, prevention from spread to humans, and information for specific audiences. Information is available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. "

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"North Carolina physical education teacher John Williams has created a site rich in content for P.E. instructors. Visitors to the site will find over 75 lesson plans, including a special unit on nontraditional gymnastics. Lessons are organized by category for easy browsing. Lessons also include assessment suggestions. "

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"Join the first all-female expedition to the Antarctic with this online adventure. This Web site includes a full curriculum based on Antarctica and the Expedition and customized for each grade level. It addresses life skills and focuses on such subjects as science, nutrition, first aid, geography, history and meteorology."

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"This site is about children growing up with chronic illnesses and is presented from the child or teen's perspective. The lesson in diversity at this site is how children with severe illnesses are often stigmatized. The people profiled at this site with a wide range of diseases will teach others about coping and courage. There are special sections for parents, siblings, teachers, and health professionals. Teasing, imagery, and poetry are also highlighted. Don't miss the hospital tour; your 9-year-old tour guide will explain what it's like to be in the hospital for a while. Windows Media is required for short audio clips."

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"The Baseball Hall of Fame hosts an online exhibit about the relationship between baseball and American culture. The exhibition presents images of artifacts and short articles about women's baseball, a jersey from the first All-Star game, and a famous Waynesburg, Pa. scoreboard with names including Meusal, Gehrig, and Ruth. "

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"2,100 early baseball cards dating from 1887 to 1914 were donated to the Library of Congress in 1954. See cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Connie Mack. You can search by player, team, city, or league. Did you know that in those days baseball cards were in cigarette packs, not bubble gum? As a ""treasure"" of the Library of Congress, this collection of cards also has links to resources about US history of the time and a bibliography."

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"Even if you can’t visit the Cooperstown, NY museum, you’ll enjoy the online exhibits including World Series programs, the 3,000 Hit Club, and the 1998 race for the home run record between Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds. Read biographies and statistics of the 254 Hall of Fame players. With wav or MP3, listen to the radio announcer at the 1951 playoff game where “the shot heard round the world” was broadcast and other audio clips. The Games section has numerous trivia games, baseball haiku, and digital postcards. Select one of several pictures, a baseball stamp, and add music, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” of course. The educational section uses primary sources such as the manual for the All-American Girl’s Baseball League, “A Guide for All American Girls”. Other primary source topics include Baseball during World War II, Jackie Robinson, and the Negro Leagues. "

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"Healthy habits stop germs. Be a germ stopper by washing your hands at least 20 seconds (long enough to sing Happy Birthday twice), cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you are sick, stay home so you don’t spread your germs to others at school or work. PDF posters can be downloaded in color or black and white. Text is available in Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. "

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"First, you get to pick from a wide variety of kids and teens, your avatar to follow thorough this site about bullying. If you want help navigating through the site, click on the red i for Information You can find out how to report bullying, learn why some people bully, where to go for help, and how to create a safety plan. Some of the site is definitely geared to resident of the UK, but you can have fun with the site even if you aren't. Flash is required for the ""phat"" version. "

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"“The doctors, upon looking at the remains of my helmet, said if I had not been wearing that helmet I would be in a different part of the hospital. The Morgue.” (from a contributor to the site) Most state laws says children under age 16 must wear helmets when riding their bikes. Who cares if someone says it doesn’t look cool? Injury for an unprotected head looks a lot less cool. The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute site provides information about what kind of helmet to buy for different ages, laws, standards, statistics and research, and information about the helmet industry. Oh, and if your dad happens to be a bald bike rider, there are hints about how to avoid odd sunburn from helmet vents. "

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The Virtual Bacterial ID Lab allows you to use DNA sequencing techniques and powerful database searches to identify an organism. You are the pathologist and your task is to identify a bacterial sample received from a clinician. Shockwave is required to see the step-by-step animations. Be sure to put on your gloves.

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"Developed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this site offers intelligent, informative articles for scientists and families seeking the flawed genes that cause disease."

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"Life jackets: they float. You don't!
Sponsored by International Marine Educators, Inc., which promotes boating and water safety, this site for kids includes information about life jackets, distress signals and required boating safety equipment. In addition to safety topics, there are questions and answers about boating, a word puzzle, and nautical flags. You can even find out what your name is in maritime signal and semaphore flags."

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The Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services have answers to kids’ questions about health issues. Topics cover disease and fitness. The Whiz Kids experts introduce you to over a dozen sports. Teachers can support the health and science curriculum with interactive activities and quizzes on the site.

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"The BodyWise packet includes fact sheets and resource lists design to help teachers, nurses, coaches, health care providers and school personnel to detect eating disorders among adolescents and provide suggestions for promoting positive body image and healthy eating behaviors. The accompanying fact sheets are geared to different ethnic groups and the one on Latina girls is also provided in Spanish. The 24 page handbook and other materials must be downloaded as PDF files. "

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"Do you know that your bones are living tissue? This site from the Indianapolis Children’s Museum has six games that let kids distinguish between animals with and without bones, careers related to bones, being a bone detective and how to keep your bones strong. The parent section gives details about broken bones, exercise, and healthy vs. unhealthy bones. The teacher section has an additional game, and a 60 page unit of study for 4th-6th grade students, available in PDF. Games require Flash."

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"The American Foundation for the Blind has a site designed to teach sighted children in grades 2 through 6 about Braille. The information, activities, and games found on the Braille Bug website are about Louis Braille, deciphering the code, trivia, and Braille technology. Activities include riddles, puzzles and sending a Braille-encoded email message. Information about Helen Keller is also linked to from the main American Foundation for the Blind site."

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"BrainConnection is an online source of information about the brain, dedicated to furthering the knowledge of educators, students, and parents. Articles, news, interviews, reviews, and colorful diagrams about the brain are found under topics including child development, language, reading, and learning. Brain Basics is an interactive tutorial full of detailed diagrams to accompany the text related to hearing, vision, movement, and an overview of the central nervous system. Follow a Day in the Life of a Brain with an active 8-year old. A popup glossary provides definitions. "

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"Students in science and health classes will enjoy the animated movies available at this colorful site; your hosts Tim and Moby present clear information about anatomy and other biological topics through short films. Students may also submit questions and download activities. This site will require a fast connection speed, and it's moderately commercial, so teachers will want to screen it first."

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"The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with other organizations, presents this online exhibit about asthma. The site includes current research findings, asthma basics, and profiles of famous asthma sufferers."

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"This site from the UK provides advice for children and parents who are victims of bullying as well as advice for bullies and their parents. Several programs for schools to use for school bullying are suggested such as the No Blame Policy. Also addressed is bullying outside the school setting, cell phone bullying, and racist bullying. While specific laws mentioned at this site do not necessarily apply to US laws, the information presented is helpful to children and parents anywhere."

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"Unfortunately, many children grow up being bullied at one time or another. Someone you know, someone you teach, someone in your classroom suffers from bullying. This site addresses children with the message that you are not alone, that it is not your fault, and that you can do something about it. Children from many countries contributed poems, drawings, and stories about their experiences. Extreme cases involve students becoming violent and harming themselves or others. If you are being bullied, find someone who will listen and help you stop the bullying."

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"Almost 60% of alcohol related fatal car crashes among teens occur during prom season. Using prom night as the focus, this site from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and BuzzFree, the mission is to support responsible choices especially when it comes to the temptation to use alcohol or other dangerous drugs. Even if your own school isn't adopting the program, you can take advantage of the tips about dates, transportation, and party plans. ""PROMise to keep it safe."""

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"The site has sections for kids, teens, and adults and can be viewed in both English and Spanish. Younger children use the Learning Lab for safety tips related to helmets, pedestrians, seatbelts, railroad crossing, and school buses. Teens have a game that is a driving quiz, and covers safety topics more relevant to new drivers including insurance matters, occupant safety, zero tolerance, parking rules, road signs, and emergency vehicles. There are several Public Service Announcements from California athletes. Interactive games require Flash. Printable crossword puzzles and word searches are in pdf format. "

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"Learn camping basics such as what to pack, how to set up your campsite, what wildlife is around, and what to do if there is a problem. "

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"Several colorful resources in PDF format can be printed for use at home or in the classroom for elementary and middle school students. Two magazines for students can be printed to play a game or take a quiz. Motivational ideas on getting started, finding an activity kids enjoy, and trying something new are emphasized. Adults are encouraged to help their children spend less sedentary time, but adults can also benefit from the physical activity guides and handbooks linked from the children’s site."

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"According to the National Cancer Institute, this site is the online version of a print publication of the same name, which provides interactive maps, graphs, text, tables and figures showing geographic patterns and time trends of cancer death rates for the time period 1950-1994 for more than 40 cancers. When you select a specific cancer to investigate, you’ll find data about gender and race, mortality, and general health information. Data sets can be downloaded in Excel or text. Some files are in PDF format. Java is required to view some sections. "

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"Created by CancerSource.com and the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses primarily for cancer patients or their parents and siblings, this site provides information, games, and art. Art activities include drawing, coloring, and puzzles. There are specific areas for parents and children 6-12 and 13-18. Some activities require Macromedia Flash Player."

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"The National Confectioner’s Association hosts a site all about candy, from cool trivia to recipes. Each year, U.S. manufacturers produce more than 16 billion jelly beans for Easter and about 8 billion conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day…that’s enough hearts to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Ariz. and back again 20 times. Gum, chocolate, candy canes, licorice, and marshmallows, read all the sugary facts. Check the timeline to see when your favorite candy was first sold. There are also more serious hot topics like responsible cocoa growing featuring the Global Chocolate Industry Plan to Combat Abusive Child Labour."

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"The Centers for Disease Control has an emergency preparedness and response site about hurricanes. Specific information for different groups is posted: response and cleanup workers, evacuation centers, evacuees, and health professionals. Some of the information is for disease and injury prevention, but also being aware of animal and insect hazards (disease carried by mosquitoes, rodents, and snakes), mold and other environmental concerns, keeping food and water safe, and mental health concerns. Some documents are available in Creole, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and other languages. "

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"WARNING: There is no safe tobacco product. The use of any tobacco product — including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and spit tobacco; mentholated, ""low-tar,"" ""naturally grown,"" or ""additive free"" — can cause cancer and other adverse health effects. This site from the Centers for Disease Control gives tips for kids and teens on smoking. It has facts, free posters, messages from celebrities about smoking, and research reports."

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"The U. S. Food and Drug Administration site for food safety for children has games, puzzles, quizzes, and songs for young students. There is a collection of interviews from people in a variety of food science careers. The Student Resources section offers very useful resources for older students conducting research or writing reports on food safety, cosmetic regulations, and suggestions on how to make sure your resources are reliable. Scroll down the page to find the Educator section."

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"Faced with one of the most fierce hurricanes and resulting flooding in US history, this site from Louisiana State University is especially timely. The site was built before Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Hurricane Impact Study Area and Experimental Storm Surge Flood Models provide maps and predictions of flooding due to hurricanes which foretold the damage that could be expected. Given what we know now, how accurate were the predictions on this site? "

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"It isn’t only advertising for tobacco products that are aimed at teens, but also alcohol. This organization from Georgetown University monitors marketing practices of the alcohol industry to America's youth. Special reports related to Hispanic and African American teens exposure to alcohol marketing are posted as well as other topics about radio, television, magazine, and other media of advertising. The Interactive Data Tool: Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising in Magazines has a database of alcohol advertising from 2001, 2002 and 2003 by type of alcohol, brand of alcohol and publication."

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"The purpose of the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is to reinforce ethical values called the ""Six Pillars of Character."" These values are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Created by a nonprofit, nonsectarian and nonpartisan coalition of organizations, the six characteristics of character are reinforced in the academic, athletic, and home environments. "

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"Character education is growing in popularity, and this site is a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our nation’s youth. Principles of character education are provided in pdf format, sample newsletter issues are available online, and a Resource Center provides information for topics including diversity, service learning, character education through sports, and other ideas for building character in schools."

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"This databank provides national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being, marriage and family, and welfare and poverty. Search by subgroup (child, family, and community characteristics), age group (infants, preschool, elementary, teens, and all children), or alphabetically. Examples of synthesized data on these trends are teen driver safety, school communication in a parent’s native language, seat belt use, unmet dental needs, teen pregnancy, and many others. Findings are in HTML format as well as PDF. Many include tables and figures. Most topics include the components: headline, importance, related indicators, national goals, research references, and data sources."

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The Fish and Wildlife Service wants kids outside exploring, learning, being active, and having fun. Handouts for kids, parents, and educators with suggested activities can be printed in English, Spanish, Chinese, and French. Click on the icon for the Fish & Wildlife News for a special edition related to children, encouraging us: No Child Left Inside.

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"Funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this site on chronic conditions provides statistics and story ideas that are intended for journalists but that are also great ideas for high school students. You can click on the United States map to get a summary table of chronic-care related data in your state. Some also link to fact sheets. Topics included are aging, physical and developmental disabilities, managed care, and specific conditions."

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"Students of all ages will find a lot to like about Columbia/HCA's Virtual Body site. Younger students will enjoy the Shockwave games that allow them to build a skeleton, simulate blood flow through the heart, and arrange digestive organs; older students will appreciate scores of articles arranged around digestive health, cardiovascular information, orthopedics, and brain function/emotional well-being. "

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The National Parent Teacher Association and GTE have teamed up to produce this site for parents and families. The site includes information about drug and alcohol prevention; polls; family activities; bulletin boards; links to help and hotlines; and more.

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"The World Health Organization tracks communicable diseases such as avian flu, hepatitis, plague, and smallpox. Information about the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network highlights how this group contains outbreaks of diseases like ebola in Uganda to avoid the spread of a disease. You can search by country to find current disease outbreaks, health expenditures, health coverage, and general demographics. Check the Media Centre for multimedia and fact sheets about specific diseases, conditions, and preventative measures."

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"Although the URL indicates this site is about food substitutions if you don't have a particular ingredient, there is a cornucopia of food entries with photos, descriptions, synonyms, and pronunciations. You'll find details about fruit, vegetables, dairy, grain, meats but also baking supplies and equipment. What is especially helpful is that foods from around the world are included, so someone not familiar with African or Asian vegetables can know what they look like and what to substitute if they can't find that ingredient at the market."

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"From the “father of aerobic exercise”, Dr. Kenneth Cooper, you’ll find health tips related to exercise, wellness, and recipes for low fat breakfasts. This site has over twenty short articles, many written for children and geared toward exercise and healthy diets. You can also print out a walking log to keep track of your progress."

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"With the advent of the Internet, there is a new way to bully others. Cyberbullying is defined as harassing, humiliating, intimidating and/or threatening others on the Internet. This site provides resources, activity sheets and journaling exercises. There are resources for teachers, bully victims, families, bystanders, and bullies. "

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"This site provides drug awareness information for educators, parents, and kids; related news and D.A.R.E program research; and links to law enforcement and law enforcement D.A.R.E., criminal and juvenile justice, courts, international law, kid and parent, Federal substance abuse information, and other D.A.R.E. Web sites."

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"How loud is too loud? This online exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry hosts games, activities, and demonstrations to show what some sources of dangerous sounds are, the effects on your body, how to protect yourself from them. An interesting aspect to this site is that there is audio for people with and without hearing loss. Games to play are guessing which sound goes with a specific photo and how to protect your hearing in different situations with loud sounds. Flash is required. There is a teacher’s guide for elementary and middle school students. "

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"This page has the complete collection of maps from Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s “Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats.” World maps indicate the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons by country. Specific country maps of Iran, North Korea, Israel, India, China, Pakistan, Russia, Libya, Brazil, and several other countries highlight major civilian and military nuclear installations. The left navigation provides many resources from the Carnegie "

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"The American Heart Association provides a cookbook approach to eating a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Heart-healthy recipes, grocery shopping tips, and cooking ideas are presented as well as how to adhering to healthful meals in restaurants. The Fit Forever section provides ideas for creating an exercise plan with a log for record keeping."

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"The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some chapter titles are: Weight Management, Physical Activity, Food Groups to Encourage, Fats, Carbohydrates, and Food Sources of Selected Nutrients. If you don’t want to download the entire document, the 12 page Consumer Brochure: “Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans” can get you started on the important aspects. Documents are all in PDF format. "

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"Participate in an experiment to extract DNA from a human cheek cell, burst the cell to release the DNA, separate the DNA from proteins and other debris, then isolate the concentrated DNA. You are directed how to conduct the experiment through the animations. Once you complete this lab, you can try your hand with vegetables, fruit, or chicken liver. There are teacher materials for middle and high schools related to DNA basics, cloning, gene therapy, heredity, addiction, pharmacogenomics, and stem cells. The site is developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah. Flash is required. "

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"This is a wonderful introduction to genetics. The Timeline is loaded with lengthy, descriptive animations of early genetic investigations from Mendel’s pea plant experiments to notable advances each decade of the 20th Century. Links to biographies and video clips of scientists are also in the timeline. There is so much to investigate in this site, so after the timeline, check out the sections on the DNA Code, DNA manipulation, the genome, and applications of genetic studies. The Chronicle section features eugenics and ethics. 15 lesson plans which include objectives, national education standards, student worksheets and a way cool template to fold your own paper double helix. "

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"The Tech Museum of Innovation designed this online exhibit to give students a working knowledge about DNA and the implications of genetic engineering. Students get to ""zoom in"" to look at DNA's structure, role play ethical dilemmas from various perspectives, and read DNA sequences with a Shockwave plug-in. "

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"From Dole Fruit Company, Inc.
Nutrition information for older students as well as a section for younger kids including: puzzles, coloring pages, recipes, a quiz, and an encyclopedia of more than 20 fruits and vegetables with headings about each food including general facts, history, types, how the food is grown and harvested, nutrition label, and how to select them at the store. Some parts of the site require QuickTime and Shockwave plug-ins."

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"The Baseball Hall of Fame brings you the history of baseball uniforms, where you see the evolution of caps, jerseys, pants, stockings, shoes, numbers and lettering, and patches. Did you know that the Cincinnati Reds were so named because they wore scarlet stockings with the new style of knickers being used as pants in 1868? There is also a timeline, database of uniforms, and three activities for upper elementary, middle, and high school students."

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"Did you know that the average American uses about 50 gallons of water a day? There are many activities, games and experiments about drinking water and the water cycle from the Environmental Protection Agency. The experiments are divided into grade levels and post objectives for the lesson. Many of the resources are in pdf format and a few are in French and Spanish."

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"The Drug Enforcement Agency has a site that will be welcome to students who are doing a report on abused drugs, both legal and illegal, including stimulants, depressants, cannabis, narcotics, inhalants, anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, and alcohol. Each type is covered in a chapter but a handy chart has the major facts laid out on one page detailing the trade names and common names, medical uses, withdrawal effects, overdose effects, and method of use. The 83 page document can also be downloaded in PDF format. "

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"Eat a rainbow! Be sure to get a mix of colors of fruits and vegetables, not just the green kind. Include red, yellow/orange, blue/purple, yellow, and white. Most of us don’t get enough fruits and vegetables in our diets, but you may be closer than you think. A serving size is about what would fit in your palm, so a big salad may be worth two or three servings. Little kids (ages 2 to 6) should eat a minimum of 5, older kids, teen girls, and active women at least 7, and teenage boys and active men get at least 9 daily servings. Why would the National Cancer Institute be promoting 5 to 9 per day? Fruits and vegetables are not only helpful for maintaining a healthy weight, reducing the risk of Type II diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, but also certain kinds of cancer of the entire digestive system. "

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest hosts a site about eating green and gives six reasons why it is better for your health and the environment: Less Chronic Disease and Better Overall Health, Less Foodborne Illness, Better Soil, More and Cleaner Water, Cleaner Air, and Less Animal Suffering. Try the Eating Green Calculator to find the environmental burden and the estimated daily intake of nutrients of the animal products you eat in a year. The Score Your Diet activity shows how your diet scores on nutrition, the environment, and animal welfare. Tour the food supply from the fertilizer factory to the feed lot, manure lagoon, and slaughterhouse, before ending up at the supermarket.

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"According to the World Bank site on tobacco, over 22,000,000 people have died from tobacco use since January 2000. The Tobacco Atlas has detailed country comparative data and maps. This report is a comprehensive examination of the fiscal, trade, regulatory, agricultural and industrial aspects of global tobacco use and control. Other resources include smoke free work-places and PowerPoint presentations with talking notes. The report is available in 8 other languages. "

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"The Seed to Table experience of the Edible Schoolyard has middle school students planting, tending, and harvesting crops. They prepare the food, eat with their teachers, and compost the remains. Not every school will have the growing season as this one in California, but investigate what you can do on one acre at your school. There are classroom and kitchen lessons, recipes, and suggestions of what you can try at your own school or home. "

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"The goal of EducatingJane.com is to inform girls, their parents, and educators about how girls can get the most out of their education. Women's history, health, career, self-esteem and education are highlighted on this site. Read journals of three young women who are in college or homeschooling in high school and how they take their education seriously but have fun and a social life too."

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"Elementary and middle school students can try these experiments, games, and activities to learn the principles and practices of electrical safety. Topics include grounding, electricity and water, appliance safety, the effects of electric shock, electrical fires, and downed power lines. The Home Safety Audit is a checklist students can use with parents to inspect their home for electrical hazards. A teacher's guide, safety certificate, and glossary are provided. "

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"You might want to bookmark this site to have quick access for first aid advice. The American Institute for Preventive Medicine provides a site with more than twenty topics which include sports injuries, insect stings, frostbite, broken bones, and burns. Each topic has symptoms, prevention ideas, self help and a flow chart for what to do if you are faced with a medical emergency. This site would be very helpful for review before a first aid test."

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"You never imagined microbes could be this cool, until you check out the American Museum of Natural History's site on infectious disease. Especially cool is a kids' magazine section titled ""Infection, Detection, Protection"" with colorfully animated stories, including ""How Lou Got The Flu"" and ""Bacteria In The Cafeteria."" Adults will enjoy the essays, online resources, glossary, and a feature story on Lyme Disease. If your interest in this subject is infectious, you and your students may want to check out the related TV program ""Epidemic! A Fred Friendly Seminar"" on PBS [check local listings]. "

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"This site will inform you about the diagnosis, treatment, and living with epilepsy. Important dos and don'ts for assisting someone having a seizure include DO keep the person safe and DON'T put anything in his mouth or hold him down. Separate sections are for kids, teens, women, families, and seniors. An informative animation of the brain and epilepsy, titled ""What is a Seizure?"" is linked from the main page. Flash 7 is required for the animation."

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"The EthnoMed site from the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US. Populations featured include Cambodian, Chinese, Mexican, Somali, and Vietnamese. Each population has a cultural profile related to marriage, reproduction, child rearing, traditional medical practices, community structure and death. Many documents are in English as well as the target language. Patient education resources on topics ranging from cough to fever to SARS is provided in pdf format in multiple languages. "

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"Roslyn Carter and Betty Bumpers founded Every Child By Two (ECBT) in 1991 as a response to a measles epidemic in the US that resulted in 55,000 reported cases and 123 deaths which could have been prevented. Their focus was reducing infant mortality through timely immunization. Some known barriers to vaccination for all children are presented along with solutions. Vaccination schedules are available in pdf format in English and Spanish. Photos of some of the diseases in the Vaccine Guide are disturbing, use your judgment when viewing or allowing students to view the images. On the other hand, it might just be the proof someone needs to realize the value in vaccinating against these preventable diseases. "

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"With summer time comes additional risk from bee/tick/scorpion/spider/mosquito bites. Some are minor irritations but others can lead to dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease, so kids and adults should be aware of what to watch for. In addition to summer afflictions, this site has general health information on injuries and illnesses, and how to deal with them. Topics include swimmer's ear, strep throat, and conjunctivitis (pink eye). "

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"Do you have an interest in medicine and in detective work? Perhaps you’d be interested in studying epidemiology, the detection, control, and prevention of community health problems. Why do we have outbreaks of certain diseases? How can they be stopped? This site from the Centers for Disease Control is designed for middle and high school students to learn about the causes and prevention of disease and injury while improving their research and analytic skills. One exercise for classrooms is about Legionnaire’s Disease and another concerns smoking and lung cancer. The lesson plans include answer keys and slides in text format. "

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"An online website on weight training from a kinesiologist at Kansas State University has approximately 340 animated weight training exercises, 80 stretches, and 43 illustrated muscles that are cross-referenced by joint articulation and muscle group. It also provides suggestions for creating different workouts. The Beginners Page gives advice on starting out, weight training, diet and nutrition, weight loss, cardio exercise, calculators, and stretching exercises. Experienced athletes will find useful information also for weight training, kinesiology, aerobic conditioning, and sample schedules for marathon runners and triathletes. "

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"Look through the fitness library from The American Council on Exercise to create your own workout using a stability ball, elastic bands, dumbbells, or no extra equipment. Click on the section for Youth Fitness to obtain the 84 page teacher guide for 3rd-5th grade Operation FitKids Online Curriculum. You’ll need to fill in a survey before downloading the pdf document. Topics include the food pyramid, the importance of eating breakfast, stretching, an activity pyramid, and lots of activities to accompany the lessons."

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"While this site was intended primarily for older adults, the information and exercises presented are useful for anyone trying to get into shape or maintain good health through exercise. The strength, balance, and endurance exercises have written instructions and many have animated examples for you to practice. "

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"The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in charge of helping people after a disaster, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Although there are some games and stories, most of the site contains more serious, important information about devising a family disaster plan, checklist for supplies in an emergency, and a section about how you might feel during and after a disaster. There are maps, photos, and videos, some requiring a Real Media Player or QuickTime Viewer. An especially interesting section is ""What's Happening Now,"" where you can click on any state to find out what is going on currently or in recent news."

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"Young children can have fun in the Kids Zone with the games at this site about fire safety and a dozen coloring pictures. There is a word search and an escape maze. Take the Danger Challenge to find the potential fire hazards in the kitchen and the bedroom. The quizzes are about smoke detectors, carbon monoxide, kitchen safety, and home escape. "

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"The First Day Foundation promotes family involvement in education. The emphasis is getting parents and the community involved in the local schools by having celebrations on the first day of school, and how local employers allow parents to participate. The schools have the opportunity to launch the new school year with enthusiasm, a time to enlist parental support, and allow the children to see how families and the community value education. In 2001, almost 4,000 communities across the country participated. Suggested activities and testimonials offer ideas of how you can adapt the activities to your own school. The activity guide is in PDF format, or you can email to receive a print copy."

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The experts at the Mayo Clinic present a Fitness Center to promote fitness awareness, sports nutrition and injury prevention. There are videos and slides in the balance, stretching and strength training section which demonstrate proper, safe technique. For those of us who may be reluctant to exercise, heed the advice in the “Overcoming Barriers” section. The feature on Sports Injuries A-Z provides an introduction, signs and symptoms, screening and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention about dozens of conditions.

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"The University of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan have teamed up to help schools nourish young people physically, mentally, and socially. With Adobe Acrobat to download PDF files, you can access newsletters, research findings, and activities for elementary age children. There are lesson ideas and especially valuable strategies in Tips for Special-Needs Students."

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"This data from the USDA site demonstrates trends in food consumption over the past few decades. Data represented in these Excel spreadsheets provide per capita calorie consumption and Food Guide Pyramid servings for more than 250 dairy products, meats (including poultry and fish), grains, fruits, vegetables, sugars, and fats. If you ever wondered why we are becoming a nation of overweight people, check out the rise in daily fat consumption per capita (47.9 grams) in 1970 to (69.4 grams) in 2003."

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"Norwalk virus? Salmonella? Campylobacter? If you aren’t familiar with these terms yet, maybe your digestive system has already met them. These are three of the most common food borne illnesses that are preventable with safe food preparation. Food safety information found here will help you prevent these illnesses, offer ten steps to a safe kitchen, and offers teachers lesson plans. The lesson about Fat Tom explains what encourages food borne pathogens to grow: Food, Acidity, Time, Temperature, Oxygen, and Moisture (FAT TOM). Other topics featured are food irradiation, food preservation, and laws related to food safety. You can even ask a food safety expert a question if you do not find what you are looking for on the site or in the archive of previously asked questions. "

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"The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) created the Freevibe Web site as part of a national effort to prevent or reduce the use of drugs among young people. Play the “Webisode” from Summit High, a short animated clip about a group of high school friends at lunch discussing a topic related to drugs. The Heads Up section covers information about the medical, social and emotional effects of drugs. The Shout Out section lets you tell your story or share your opinions. Hang Time gives you ideas of what you can do for fun that is drug free. My Anti-Drug is an area where teens can tell what they do to get a high on life such as dance, music, writing, and sports. Flash is required for several sections of the site."

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"From the Osteoporosis Australia and the Australian Dairy Corporation, this site gives some fun facts about bones; for instance, the hardest bone in your body is your jawbone. Healthy eating tips and recipes like Crack-an-egg pie are given using metric measurements. There are suggestions for weight bearing exercises, which help prevent osteoporosis, and over ten fun class activities related to bones. Did you know that in a young child, the skeleton is replaced completely in about two years?"

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"Health and safety information for elementary school students is presented in anime style illustrations. Topics include healthy eating habits, exercise, personal hygiene, smoking, and travel safety. Don’t miss the Sniffbot in the Planet Clean section. Teacher and parent notes discuss how each section addresses health issues, suggested activities, and discussion questions. Some British terminology might be confusing but is interesting for students to learn. "

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"Take a virtual tour of the exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution to learn about genes, proteins, heredity, bioinformatics, genetic testing, and gene therapy. After the tour, try the interactive games: the Gene Builder where you try to replicate a DNA strand, spin the Hereditary Slot Machine, and the Genome Quiz. A timeline of genetic research is also represented. The Teacher’s Guide has lesson plans for elementary and high school students. Plans are in pdf, Word and HTML format. Visuals in the tour require Java. "

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Get up off the couch and get moving! The purpose of the Get Active Stay Active Log Web site is to encourage middle and high school students to become physically active by providing them with an online fitness journal that will encourage them to record and track their physical activity in minutes and/or steps recorded on a pedometer. The site is primarily for teachers to use with their students but individual students may also participate after registering. Registration is free and you’ll want to check the privacy policy regarding information collected about students first. Flash and Java are required.

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"The mission of the Fitness Jumpsite is to provide quality fitness, health and nutrition related information, and education as well as motivation and tips for exercise. Take advantage of the safety tips to reduce exercise and sports related injuries. There are also articles on how to motivate yourself to get into a fitness program and stay active. Several articles address kickboxing and how to avoid injuries related to it. Take time to include fitness in your schedule. Your body and your mind will thank you."

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"A site for young women for other teens, topics range from dealing with stress to abusive relationships to staying healthy and drug free. Body image, safe sex, and sexual abuse are some of the topics which are frank and vocabulary might be offensive to some. These are real issues without sugar coating. "

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"The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides ""Girl Power"" for girls ages 9-14. The site includes information for parents and teachers in addition to the many cool features for girls themselves: these include articles, games, diary entries, sports features, celebrity guest spotlights, and more. "

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"Girls will find information about peer pressure, fitness, nutrition, body image, and other health related subjects at this site from the Melpomene Institute, which focuses on women's health issues. Girls are encourages to take charge of their health and increase their physical activity. "

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"This site puts the viewer in the position of the organ donor. That situation might be disturbing to some viewers, but also brings the issue close to home. Education, decision-making, and family notification of a person’s choice to be an organ donor are emphasized. There are images and short introductions of several organ donors, a glossary to explain unfamiliar terms, and answers to questions such as how many people can one donor help. There are tissue transplants in addition to the organ transplants, the heart, lung, kidney, pancreas, and liver. RealAudio is required to hear the narration and Shockwave is required for some animations. "

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"Polio is a viral disease that can cause total paralysis within hours and usually affects children under the age of five. This site provides information about the disease, country statistics on new cases, audio and video clips from health officials, photos, and information about the vaccine. By the end of 2003, polio had been wiped out from all but six countries of the world, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Niger, Afghanistan and Egypt. When this initiative began in 1988, polio was paralyzing more than 1000 children every day. Success stories like this give us hope that maybe other childhood diseases may be eradicated."

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"Head to the Gym at Go Girl Go! and learn more about 100 different sports and training tips. You’ll find the more common women’s sports like field hockey, basketball, and gymnastics, but also lesser known sports like curling, spinning, and aikido. Each sport has a short description plus required endurance, strength, level of commitment required, plus average equipment and participation costs. Many sports feature brief biographies of female athletes. The Training Tips section addresses nutrition, hydration, enhancing your fitness attitude, working out in the cold weather, even choosing the right sports bra. The Action Center provides information about Title IX and combating homophobia in sports. "

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"This ThinkQuest site is a short course in epilepsy, or seizure disorder. It provides a definition, history, genetics, and biochemistry and treatment. One of the site's student creators has epilepsy, and excerpts from her diary give visitors a personal understanding of the disorder. Also included are tips for protecting your brain, reviews of books on epilepsy, and advice on helping someone having a seizure."

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"An English professor has created a list of books about baseball that is sure to have something for any baseball lover. The list covers adult novels, short stories, juvenile fiction, plays, films, and criticism. There are over 700 citations and is updated frequently. There are pull-down menus on each genre to search alphabetically for author or by decade. From the main page you can search the site. Each entry has the author, title, publisher, date, and a short synopsis, and sometimes an editorial comment. The books that are deemed especially good are given one, two or three stars…rather, baseballs. "

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"Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The project helps lower income families build a new home with volunteer labor. If you are 16 or older, you can join a house building project with Habitat for Humanity during your spring break or summer vacation. There are even ideas for children as young as five to help welcome a family to a new home or help with off-site tasks."

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"This one will have you scratching your head. There is more to our hair than meets the eye. Did you know it had scales? Check out the image of the strand of hair magnified a thousand times. The Fun and Games section has a funny activity on re-vamping your hair style. Choose the image you want to represent you, then pick an era and style to put on your head. There are some cool movies of watching hair grow over a time lapse film and see the molecular structure of your hair (narration in French, subtitles in English). Nit Fit is a game with obstacles to overcome and questions to answer after combing through the site. Shockwave is required for several sections. "

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"It makes your scalp itch just to read this, doesn't it? If you have ever dealt with head lice at your house, you will understand the difficulty these little insects can cause. Head lice can quickly spread through a classroom, especially with young children. This site is geared to early elementary students. The Kids section has coloring pages, games, and a quiz. Much of the site is also available in Spanish. If reading about lice doesn't make you want to scratch, just try the animated photos. "

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"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides a listing of disease and health topics. Search by specific disease or by category such as teens, injuries, foodborne illnesses. Resources include fact sheets, professional information, safety and prevention information, treatment information, and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR). Be warned, the Parasite Image Gallery might make you squirm!"

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"The U.S. Census Bureau provides access to two surveys of health insurance. Read the differences in strengths between the two surveys in the Overview to ascertain which meets your own needs. Topics include children without health insurance, health insurance coverage by year over the past ten years, and dynamics of economic well-being as related to health insurance. See the Coverage section to see definitions of the many private and government insurance programs."

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"Approximately 300 lesson guides are provided at this site, covering nine content areas in all grade levels - Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The content areas include alcohol and other drugs, injury prevention, emotional health, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco. Lessons are tied to National Health Education Standards and are freely available to educators. The Teacher Support section provides health literacy resources."

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"Healthy People 2010 is a set of health objectives for the nation with two major goals: increase quality and years of healthy life and eliminate health disparities. Use the site to find resources for your own health. Also to find data on Leading Health Indicators and progress reviews on many health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and substance abuse."

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"Cavities, root canals, plaque, eech. This site from the Nova Scotia Dental Association has interesting information about keeping your teeth healthy by brushing, flossing, visiting the dentist, and eating healthy food. The animations demonstrate how sugar and plaque combine to destroy the enamel and lead to cavities. Other sections of the site deal with parts of your teeth, braces, smoking and teeth, a trip to the dentist, and cool experiments you might want to try for your next science fair."

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"Many children are born with heart defects, but usually not life threatening. From Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Heart Center, this online encyclopedia provides information on cardiac diseases, defects, disorders, and problems that may affect a child's heart. The introduction discusses the different chambers of the heart, valves, vessels, and walls. Defects described include an explanation of the problem, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments. There is a glossary. Some sections of the site require Flash. "

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"HeartPoint was created by medical professionals to provide credible information about heart disease. The Gallery has many animated diagrams of the heart, heart disease, bypass surgery, pacemakers and other topics related to cardiology. Check the 12 dangerous myths about heart disease and heart healthy cooking ideas. Heart disease and elevated cholesterol levels can affect kids, too, so learn how you can take better care of your heart. "

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"Advice on dealing with friends, body image, healthy eating, and people skills can be found at this site for high school students. Positive, helpful suggestions are found in the various categories, such as 10 healthy lunch ideas and how to eat a healthy meal at a fast food restaurant. People skills includes not only how to get along with others, but sometimes how to get along with yourself and handling adversity, procrastination, and learning how to have courage. There is a companion site for college students and one for middle school is under construction."

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"Body systems, growth and development, adolescence and puberty, communicable diseases and the development of a fetus are presented for fifth grade and middle school students at this site from a school in Pennsylvania. There are quizzes, games, review sections, images, a glossary, and diagrams to reinforce the text. A Webquest on the 5 senses is also found on the site. "

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"The United States is catching up to the rest of the world in soccer fever. The FIFA is celebrating its hundredth anniversary in 2004 so part of the site reflects on the past century of soccer history. There are rules of the game, details about men’s, women’s and youth events, and medical information such as tips for summer playing. There are even criteria listed for balls and artificial turf. "

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"Many of the world’s sports fans were glued to screens in June and July 2006 for the World Cup, but what about the history of the game most of the world calls “football”? The origins of the game go back almost 2000 years. Even depictions of women playing a similar game date from China in the 1400s. Click on the banner that says “A Hundred Years of Football” to launch a Flash calendar with highlights of the game for each day. This site from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is available in Spanish, French, and German. Goooooooooool! "

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"This “Web lab” simulates the potential spread of HIV through a population. Each participant exchanges virtual body fluids with other participants, some of whom are HIV+. A computer simulation illustrates the spread of HIV through a population. The HIV tutorial teaches how the virus interacts with the immune systems and how current treatments can interrupt the HIV lifecycle. Students can learn about screening tests to diagnose HIV infection with the ELISA Assay and Western Blotting Analysis. There are suggested questions to guide class discussions."

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"This U.S. Government site provides the latest information about the Human Genome Project, the scientific attempt to ""map"" the locations of all genes on the 23 pairs of human chromosomes. The site includes special sections on related health careers, frequently asked questions, a glossary, and articles about the ethical implications of genetic medicine."

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Did you know that most wooden playground sets are treated with a combination of chromium, copper, and arsenic? The research presented at this new site from the EPA assesses biological, chemical, and physical risks to human health from environmental pollutants. Fact sheets are on topics about mold and asthma, dioxin, and fungicides.

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"If you want a visualization of blood circulating through the heart, this Shockwave animation will continue to loop so you can view the complete cardiac cycle. Basic parts of the heart are labeled. Older students might be interested in the tutorials detailing blood flow, aortic and ventricular volumes, and pressures present in a normal cardiac cycle. Also included are an electrocardiogram and heart sounds graph, although there is no audio to accompany the graph."

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"The Library of Congress brings you a potluck dinner, courtesy of immigrants to the United States. Try the Fry Bread or Layered Mexican Dip and submit your own favorite recipe from your family's ""old country"". Eleven major immigrant groups are highlighted, from Europe, Asia, Central and South America, and Africa. Be sure to become familiar with the navigation, there are many interesting resources you won't want to overlook including vocabulary games, a timeline, maps, and photos. Shockwave and Flash are required for games."

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"The children and teens you meet in these magazines from the Amputee Coalition of America prove that dealing with loss of limb(s) is a matter of attitude. ""I told myself that I had to get over this, I just don't see myself as being disabled,"" says one teen who lost parts of all four limbs to disease. The people highlighted in the In Motion Youth magazines are successful artists, writers, and athletes who are determined not to let their ""limb differences"" get in the way of their favorite hobbies and sports. All publications are in PDF format. "

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"In August of 1981, the CDC reported 108 cases of a new disease in the United States. In August of 1988, the CDC reported 72,024 cases of AIDS in the United States and estimated that 1 to 1.5 million Americans were infected with HIV. Researchers at the National Institutes for Health tell their stories of encountering the first AIDS patients and trying to figure out what the new, deadly epidemic was. Audio clips of interviews with researchers, complete transcripts, images, and documents give a fascinating look at the history of a new disease, made more personal by meeting the researchers involved. Follow the timeline for advances in understanding the disease and treatment. "

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"Who needs baseball cards when you can trade infectious disease cards? Find out about some of the infectious diseases studied at CDC by viewing or downloading these colorful trading cards which provide basic information about each disease. Anthrax, Meningitis, Lyme disease, hepatitis B, HIV, Hantavirus, West Nile Virus, and Ebola are some of the featured diseases. Did you know that ulcers are now understood to be caused by a bacterial infection that with the proper antibiotics, it can be cured in a short period of time? Cards are in pdf format. "

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"The 2004 flu season got started with the news that half the prepared flu vaccines were contaminated. The Centers for Disease Control hosts a site about the flu covering vaccination, how to prevent the flu, controlling the infection, and patient information. Data from previous years can be found in the Flu Activity section, where you can see which states were hardest hit, view yearly summaries or weekly updates from 1997 to the present. "

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"Have fun, and be safe, is the focus of this site from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The Sports & Recreation section has advice on avoiding injuries in several sports, on the playground, and on scooters, skates, and skateboards. The section titled Street & Off-Road has bike safety tips, crossing the street safely, and stranger danger information. Other sections cover injuries incurred around the home and yard, boating, and cold weather activities. In the Fun & Games area, younger children can learn safety rules from the narrated cartoons about safety on the playground, while sledding, crossing the street, and riding a bike. There are also coloring and maze pages about household poisons. "

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"For skating enthusiasts or beginners, check out the buying guide with what to look for and which questions to ask when buying inline skates. Skating games for young children are included in the tips for teaching kids. The research section has statistics on skate safety. There are guidelines and plans for the building of recreation trails, suggestions for advocacy, and approaches to avoid skating bans in your community by being a safe skater. Remember the rules of the road: Skate Smart, Legal, Alert and Polite! "

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"The Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory created a site about the biology of cancer. Major sections are Hallmarks of Cancer, Causes and Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment, and Pathways to Cancer. As you view the topics, you choose to see a video (animation) with narration or only sound effects, or slides and audio only. There is much to explore at this site with many animations and video clips with researchers. The Molecule Menu is a glossary. Flash is required. "

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"The US Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Prevention provides an interactive healthy eating index where you can input your food intake for a period of time and see an analysis of what you ate related to the USDA Healthy Eating Index, and the Food Guide Pyramid. The analysis will also offer suggestions on how to eat a healthier diet. The information can be stored for up to 20 days of food intake. Login is required but free. "

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"Landmines injure or kill approximately 10,000-15,000 people in 90 countries every year. In some countries up to one third of victims are children, and many are civilians. The ICBL (International Campaign to Ban Landmines) is an advocacy coalition composed of over 1400 human rights, mine clearance, humanitarian, children’s, veterans’, medical, development, arms control, religious, environmental, and women’s groups in 90 countries. This section is presented to young people who are interested in taking a stand and advocating for the banning of land mines. In addition to resources about land mines, there are also suggestions of ways to take action to make your community aware of the problem. "

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"A graphic-rich site about the heart and heart disease, the InVision Guide is full of cool images, although you need to get used to the navigation. It is an interesting site to browse through, seeing almost transparent bodies so you can observe circulation and listen to medical professionals talk about the heart. The major sections are How it Works, Why it Fails, and Fixing the Problem. Be aware that the sponsor of the site is a pharmaceutical company which produces heart medications. Requires Flash."

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"The National Library of Medicine hosts a site about Islamic medicine and science during the Middle Ages. There are many biographical entries about Islamic doctors and medical scholars. Most people know that Hippocrates was a Greek physician, but are you familiar with the names of Maimonides or Ibn Sina (Avicenna) who wrote Canon of Medicine and was possibly the best known Islamic physician in medieval times? The glossary defines not only Islamic terminology but also terms related to archives and manuscripts. "

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"This site from the USGA and PGA for kids teaches young golfers about the history of the sport, safety, and the rules and etiquette of golf. Simple explanations of handicapping are understandable to people who have never picked up a club. Ever thought about designing your own course? Read the article about golf course architecture for details on designing courses. The Trivia Challenge game can be played with easy to difficult questions. Get an answer wrong and you land in a sand trap, in the rough, or in the water."

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"If you are making a resolution to get in shape for the New Year or any time of year, this site is a great way to keep track of your progress. This program is from the American Heart Association. Find out what fitness type fits your personal preference and lifestyle. To start your personal exercise diary, you need to fill in a profile, and you can choose to have your data recorded for a national study or remain anonymous. Health facts about heart disease, physical activity, obesity, cholesterol, and many other topics give you good reason to take care of your heart. "

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"Travel through 500 years to see how Americans grow, prepare, and serve foods. The earliest years introduce you to the Native American foods of the 1500s, to the colonial times, to the introduction of African and Creole cooking in the 1700s. During the 1800s, the diet of Civil War troops, Gold Rush prospectors, and pioneers moving west was monotonous and lacked fresh foods. On the other hand, we also were introduced to chewing gum, cola, and potato chips. Follow the timeline to learn what food introductions were made over the generations by many immigrants to the United States. Try some of the recipes in the “America’s Cookbook” section. Teachers Guide (PDF) has many lesson ideas. The multimedia tour requires Flash but the text of the tour is available also. "

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"Kick Butts Day 2005...Celebrate KBD's 10th Anniversary on April 13, 2005! Kick Butts Day is the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids' annual celebration of youth advocacy, leadership and activism. The aim isn’t only to curb youth smoking but also to stand up against the tobacco companies. According to this site, in 2001, the tobacco companies spent $11.5 billion, or $31.4 million a day, on marketing nationwide. Check your state to see what events are planned and plan one of your own. "

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"An E-zine for kids and families to explore the outdoors together, this site gives ideas on what to do, where to go, what to bring, and when to go. There are crossword puzzles about national parks, weather, trees, and other natural settings. Not sure what the difference between water proof and water resistant and waterproof breathable? Check the glossary, which provides definitions and some images. There are a variety of fun activities to do outdoors that don’t cost much money like stargazing, bird watching, and hiking. "

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"Mmmmmmmm, monkey brain stew! Just one of the yummy recipes from this site about good nutrition and exercise from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation. Elementary kids will enjoy the games and activities while parents can use the site to learn about helping their kids get healthy and physically active. Some sections require a login, but registration is free and you can still use much of the site without a login. "

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"The medical experts at the Nemours Foundation offer this rich site all about children's health. Written for kids, the site includes information on different medicines, bug bites, recipes, safety, anatomy, and more, in articles, Q&A, illustrations, and interactive games. "

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"National Dental Health Month is February, but children should take extra care of their teeth all year round. Primary students will enjoy hearing and reading along with interactive stories about a trip to the dentist and games. Narrated animations are about primary and permanent teeth, brushing, flossing, periodontal disease, and root canal treatments. Calendars, games, and coloring pages are available in PDF format. If you are on a slow connection, be patient with the animation downloading. Animations and games require Flash. "

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"The Centers for Disease Control offers five web quests related to children with disabilities. Topics include fetal alcohol syndrome, difficulty moving around, difficulty speaking, difficulty learning, and difficulty using restrooms and other public facilities. Geared to grades 4-6, each quest is intended to get kids to think about people with disabilities and some of the issues related to participation in daily activities, health, and accessibility. The quests start with a basic question, some questions about contributing issues and then questions where the student thinks about accessibility in his or her own environment. Each topic has a before and after attitude checkup to allow students to focus on their own attitudes toward people with disabilities. A glossary is provided."

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"This is the site for you if you are looking for information about running for children. You'll find articles, charts, and letters from coaches about their running experiences. Teachers and parents will find curriculum ideas, games, training charts, and other useful tools. An especially interesting section relating to health and nutrition are articles and letters on ADHD/ADD and running."

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"Children know they should eat a healthy diet, brush their teeth, and get exercise, but this site from the American Veterinary Medical Association reminds us that our pets need these things too. There are several activities related to pet care and there are safety tips for children interacting with dogs, as well as other health and safety topics."

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"The Children's Nutrition Research Center from Baylor College of Medicine provides information on many topics related to children’s nutrition including sports drinks, dieting, energy requirements, and portion sizes. Several interactive nutrition calculators let you figure a child’s body mass index (BMI), energy (caloric) needs, and a healthy eating plan."

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"If you are one of many students in every school who has a learning difference, this is the site for you! You can submit art and written works for the online magazine. You'll find useful tips to help get organized and ideas about dealing with some difficult situations in school. Learn about your rights, what an IEP is, and even take a quiz on celebrities with learning disabilities. A bonus to this site, requiring RealAudio, is a set of audio clips for A Student's Guide to the IEP."

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"The King County (Washington) Department of Transportation has a Kids site with information about disabilities including a matching game of famous people with disabilities and a disabilities access symbol quiz. Most of us understand the symbol with the wheelchair indicates access for individuals with limited mobility, including wheelchair users, but are you familiar with less common symbols such as a Telephone Typewriter or a Audio Description for TV, Video and Film symbol? Other topics at this site include household hazardous waste safety for younger students and a criminal procedure section for older students. "

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"Learning In Deed is a site about and becoming involved in service learning. Service-learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning. The Web site has news on the work of the National Commission on Service-Learning, service-learning tools and resources, profiles of different programs, the latest research from the field, and information on current federal, state and local legislation supporting service-learning. The Service Learning Toolkit and many other resources are available in pdf format."

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"Pack it in, pack it out. From the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the national program that promotes responsible outdoor recreation, the Leave No Trace Principles of outdoor ethics are: Plan Ahead and Prepare, Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces, Dispose of Waste Properly, Leave What You Find, Minimize Campfire Impacts, Respect Wildlife, and Be Considerate of Other Visitors. This site provides lesson ideas, outdoor camping planning suggestions, a newsletter, and quizzes. Information is available in French, Spanish, Finnish, Japanese, and several other languages."

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"This program from Verizon offers high school students a plan for setting goals in academics, activities, and life. You'll find over sixty Academic All-America Hall of Fame scholar-athlete first person accounts on subjects ranging from self-esteem and perseverance to overcoming insecurities and maintaining balance. Career and college advice are also provided. The Educator's Guide can be downloaded for free. "

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"Why do some people live to be a hundred? Would you like to live that long? And what is a Blue Zone anyway? Blue Zones are the places in the world where people live the longest, healthiest lives, according to this site. The Blue Zones Vitality Compass is a tool that asks you to answer a series of questions about your own physical and mental health and nutrition. After your analysis, you’ll receive suggestions on how to improve your health choices which could add years to your life. Teachers can register, for free, to allow their students to interact with the centenarians and learn their secrets to a long, healthy life. One of many partners is the National Institute on Aging. "

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"What else can I do with a health or medical degree other than be a nurse or doctor? LifeWorks is an interactive career exploration web site for middle and high school students. You can browse for information about more than 100 medical science and health careers by title, education required, interest area, or median salary. The interest areas are categorized by jobs described as artistic, conventional, enterprising, investigative, realistic, and social. Anyone interested in a career in health or medicine will find this site useful, and it will probably present you with ideas you never thought of. "

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"Students, teachers, and others can record their physical activity in steps, miles, and kilometers. Participants can set a daily goal and compare their progress to others. Teachers and students can learn about the states and capitals as they take a virtual class hike across the United States. (Registration required.)(Flash required for some features.) "

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"The AT&T Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Organization brings you a ""choose-your-own-adventure"" type of game. The Lost Temple Trivia game has categories of health related topics such as mental health, the ozone layer, and accident prevention that are rated easy to hard. You need to get your Adventurer from one side of a chasm to the other on a rope by answering multiple choice questions correctly and not running out of time. See if you can make it to the bonus round with a difficult problem waiting. Take the test again and expect new categories! "

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"With summer vacation approaching, be on the alert for a potentially devastating disease. You will find information about symptoms, learn to identify the ticks, and view a grim gallery of rashes and other manifestations. This is not a disease to be taken lightly, so learn how to avoid contact with disease bearing ticks."

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"This ThinkQuest site presents several common martial arts forms such as karate, kung fu, judo and aikido as well as less well known forms including tai chi, wing chun, and Capoeira. There are numerous QuickTime video clips to view the different forms. Each includes information about the practice, principles, setting, and etiquette. There are quizzes, self evaluations, goals, dos and don’t for beginners, and stretching exercises. In addition to self defense, internal and external health benefits are emphasized."

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"The Museum of Civilization in Canada brings you a site about the national sport of Canada. The site outlines major dates in the history of hockey, features testimonies from people relating their memories of hockey, reveals ""good luc""k rituals practiced by players, supplies anecdotes about the Stanley Cup, and links to other hockey sites. "

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"Mothers Against Drunk Driving has a special section for people under 21. There are alcohol facts for teen girls and teen boys, binge drinking information, alcohol myths, and special sections for parents. Younger children will want to download a coloring book and games with Adobe Acrobat. If you are ever want to avoid getting into a car with someone who has been drinking, call someone else to pick you up by saying ""It's a MADD house here."" "

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"Marshall W. ""Major"" Taylor, the 1899 world cycling champion, was known as “the Worcester Whirlwind.” He broke through the color line half a century before baseball player Jackie Robinson. Taylor promoted good sportsmanship and fair-play, in spite of facing prejudice of being a black athlete in a white athlete’s world. Some of his suggestions of “clean living” include: Don't keep late hours. Don't use intoxicants. Don't use tobacco in any form. Use the free 21 page curriculum guide with lessons for grades 3-8, with additional ideas for older students, focusing on reading, writing and math skills, active investigation, critical thinking, and good sportsmanship."

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"The section marked General Information includes a library of resources about maritime safety such as the International Code of Signals, navigational aids, and sight reduction tables. The American Practical Navigator (Bowditch) is a publication which describes the modern principles of marine navigation and includes the formulas, tables, data and instructions required by navigators to perform the necessary computations. These publications are in PDF format. Warning messages and up to date shipping threats are also provided. Marine Navigation Calculators assist mariners with celestial navigation, distances, and weather data."

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"Mary Quits and its companion site Bob Quits http://www.bobquits.com/ are hosted by the American Legacy Federation with the aim to get teens to quit smoking. You meet Mary and Bob, their families, and their reasons for quitting. The calendar follows them for the first 28 days of their goal to kick the habit and how they make a plan, deal with setbacks, and getting back on track. Their journals give you a glimpse into their struggle. Quit tips are provided for each day of the month. Flash is required to view the site. "

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"This site is designed by a team of Mayo Clinic physicians, scientists, writers and educators. You will find reliable information about diseases, healthy lifestyles, articles on timely health topics, disease prevention and treatment. Check the different ""Centers"" for articles, quizzes, and archives from the Ask the Mayo Physician service about allergies, cancer, and nutrition."

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"Learn rules for Internet safety, how to deal with a bully, and back-to-school tips. There are online comic books, puzzles, stories, and coloring pages for kids, as well as tips for parents. McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew Scruff help elementary students stay safe online and at school."

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"This encyclopedia from the U.S. National Library of Medicine covers diseases from ADD to zygomycosis. In addition to descriptions and definitions of diseases, the site provides information about injuries and poison and how to treat them, nutrition, a glossary (termed ""general""), references for surgery, and how different tests are performed. Some entries include anatomical images with labels. Many diseases include sections with an overview, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. While this site is not intended to substitute a doctor's examination, information is helpful to learn more about diseases, treatments, and tests."

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"Use the MedlinePlus Health Topics to find useful information and graphics about body systems, disorders and conditions, demographic groups, diagnosis and therapy, and wellness resources. Some topics will link to Medline narrated online tutorials (requires Flash) about specific surgeries, procedures, and conditions. Many materials are also available in Spanish."

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"This service from the National Library of Medicine provides the past 30 days of news from the New York Times Syndicate, AP News Service, Reuters Health Information and others. You can also browse health news by topic. Other links from this page go to general health topics, drug information, and health related dictionaries."

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"My Strength is Not for Hurting," is the message from the organization Men Can Stop Rape, which mobilizes male youth to prevent men's violence against women. Under "Resources" you’ll find information sheets about supporting survivors, males as survivors, rape and racism, alcohol and rape, and what young men can do to prevent sexual violence. Several of these PDF documents are available in Spanish. High schools can start Men of Strength Clubs to explore “healthier, nonviolent models/visions of manhood.

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Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults' from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Most of the reports, publications, and statistics are related to teen smoking, drinking, or drug use. Documents are in PDF.

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"Children who want to learn more about dairy farms and products will find information about cows and milking, recipes, connect the dot pictures, a monthly contest, a milk quiz, and a virtual tour that tells the journey milk takes from the food the cows eat through the milking process to the store. Depending on your computer's sound capabilities, you might even hear the cow moo!"

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"This site is actually intended for an older audience, as it is from the National Skeletal Muscle Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, but high school biology classes will find this a very useful site. There isn’t a glossary, but clicking on highlighted terms takes you to cross-referenced information. There are many photos, diagrams of chemical processes, and anatomical drawings. "

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"Produced by the NIEHS, (National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services), this site houses four major sections: Home Planet Earth, Air & My World Indoors, Food and My World, Water and My World. Each section has games, puzzles and information about the topics suitable for early and middle elementary grades. Body systems and nutrition are emphasized in many of the games. Some of the games will require Java. "

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"Space food has come a long way since freeze dried ice cream and Tang. Areas of research at Iowa State University are the development of foods for 30- to 120-day space missions to the International Space Station and development of food and food-processing technologies to support human exploration of space missions for up to five years. The section titled “Space Food Insights” points out how different eating in space is, for example, what about crumbs or carbonated drinks? Teachers will find lessons for elementary and middle school students. Some documents are in PDF format. "

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"The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to promote understanding and informed policymaking on social insurance. Social insurance describes the methods of ""insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by loss of income from work and the cost of health care,"" Examples are: Social Security, Medicare, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, public assistance, and private employee benefits. This Sourcebook can serve as an introduction to social insurance and provides updated facts about the above topics. Other publications at the site are fact sheets, reports, working papers, most in PDF format."

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"This site promotes fostering kindness toward people, animals, and the Earth. KindNews is for elementary students. Humane Teen is for secondary students who want to help animals including issues in factory farming, animals in research, and animal cruelty. The Research and Evaluation section relates to humane education and kindness toward animals."

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"The goal of the National 5 A Day for Better Health Program is to increase the average consumption of fruits and vegetables to 5 to 9 servings daily. It is jointly sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). In addition to tips for meals, budgets, and school lunches, there is a great collection of recipes in the Recipe Box. You can choose recipes by different mealtimes, such as breakfast, snack, dinner, but also by using a database of recipes from Graham Kerr. You can choose a food item, such as apples, and select specific recipe categories, such as appetizer, side dish, snack, and receive a list of recipes with apples as an ingredient. Each recipe provides a nutritional analysis per serving of calories, fiber, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Much of the site is also available in Spanish."

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"The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research has been collecting and disseminating death and permanent disability sports injury data that involve brain and/or spinal cord injuries since 1965. There is even an Annual Survey of Football Injury Research from 1931 to 2004. Sports are categorized by high school and college level, and by fall, winter, and spring sports as well as cheerleading. Participation figures by gender, sport, and level (high school or college) are included. A glossary of terms defines categories of injuries. "

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"NCADI is the world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse. This Kids Page for elementary students offers ideas on how to say no to drugs, tobacco and alcohol, information about Internet safety, and suggestions for kids about how to help someone or cope with an alcoholic parent. At the bottom of the page, older students will find useful fact sheets on drugs and alcohol, culture and prevention and research findings. The Kids Only page is also available in Spanish and Portuguese. "

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"Battering is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is or has been shared through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Battering happens when one person believes that they are entitled to control another." Anyone can be a victim of battering, and most batterers are male. View topic specific fact sheets about domestic violence related to dating, disabilities, LGBT relationships, psychological abuse, economic abuse, stalking, and many other subjects. Other resources at the site are state agencies, creating a safety plan, and state specific fact sheets. Remember, you have the right to live without fear and violence.

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"The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) is a nonprofit organization of more than 50 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for girls and women. With Title IX in jeopardy, find out what legislation relates to female athletes in schools. Title IX is the 1972 federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of education but is best known for creating opportunities for women and girls in athletics. Adobe Acrobat is required for PDF files."

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"This is the launching point for government information about crash tests, car seats, recalls on cars, and other safety information. For people who need to see what the result of crashes can do to a crash dummy, check the multimedia section. Makes you want to be sure to buckle your little brother or sister in, doesn't it? And if they are small, be sure to put them in the back seat. From here you can link to the SaferCar.gov site to find highly rated vehicles that have been investigated for tires, air bags, and rollover prevention."

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"Many children and teens have mental illnesses, mild to severe. Some mental health issues make learning in school difficult, like learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sometimes the child suffers from clinical depression, an illness more severe than just having the blues or hormonal swings as teens. It is estimated that 10% of children and teens are living with a mental health difficulty and that these children are often misunderstood by those around them. Other topics include eating disorders, autism, and suicide."

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"How loud is too loud? Use the Interactive Sound Ruler to see the decibel levels of whispering, a jackhammer, and rock concerts, among other common sounds. Learn from the questions and answers from a scientist, take a quiz on hearing and sound, and view three short videos about sound and hearing. These selections have audio and text versions available. A teacher's guide with lessons, activities and handouts for grades 3-6 is provided. Plug-ins required are Shockwave and QuickTime. "

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Clinicians and researchers host this site providing evidence-based education and communications about immunization issues. A vaccine information database is available to learn about vaccines and the diseases they prevent. You can also select a state to find what the vaccination requirements are for students entering school.

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"The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare ""orphan"" diseases, which affect fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Each disease listed in this index has a list of synonyms, disorder subdivisions (types of the disease), brief description of symptoms, and contact information for related organizations. Examples you may have heard of are albinism, sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, cleft palate, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. There are hundreds of other rare diseases to investigate, making this a great starting point for classes researching particular diseases. "

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"In July 2005, the CDC released the most extensive assessment ever made of the exposure of the U.S. population to chemicals in our environment. The method used is called biomonitoring, measuring the chemicals in human blood or urine. 148 chemicals measured are rated by age, sex, and race or ethnicity. Substances include pesticides, metals, “plasticizers” (chemicals that soften plastics and vinyl), and dioxin-like compounds. The executive summary and full report are in PDF format. "

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"More children under age 14 are killed by what people call ""accidents"" (motor vehicle crashes, fires and other injuries) than by any other cause. Injury prevention through public awareness is the goal of this campaign. Resources include safety tips, car seat tips, product recalls, and fact sheets about childhood injuries."

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"How many zzzzzs do you need? How often do you feel drowsy while at school, at work, or driving? Young drivers age 25 or under are involved in more than one-half of fall-asleep crashes. The National Sleep Foundation is a nonprofit organization which researches sleep and sleep disorders. Read results of public opinion polls of sleep including effects of September 11, 2001 and daytime sleepiness. Check the publications section for reports on adolescent sleep needs and patterns. Use the sleep diary to record your own patterns. Other topics to read are a primer on sleep and specific sleep problems for women."

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This 66 page curriculum guide from the Centers for Disease Control created for 4th grade students is about mosquito biology and the prevention of La Crosse encephalitis, but much of the material can be useful for understanding any mosquito borne disease such as West Nile Virus, malaria, and equine encephalitis. There is a large QuickTime video "Life-Cycle of the Treehole Mosquito" that can be downloaded. Support materials include color photos, coloring pages, crossword puzzles, and vocabulary lists.

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"NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource to teach kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet and was created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Online and offline activities and games are provided for children in grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6, and 7-12. The activities for younger children help develop safe-surfing habits. The focus for older students is on cyberbullying and the people they “meet” online are not always safe. "

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"A professor at the University of Washington provides this site, jam-packed with information students and teachers need to know the nervous system. Site includes experiments, articles, diagrams, mention of current events & research, and more."

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"More than 6 million young people in the US may have mental health disorders that interfere with their school, family, and work lives. Whether you are in crisis or know someone who is, you can find resources to find help. For some people, it isn’t “just the blues” and that should be recognized and treated as you would a physical illness. You can meet Ross, the spokesman for No Stigma, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a teen. His experiences were difficult but he has also succeeded in college as well as helping erase the stigma about mental illness by talking with teens. "

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"Cornell’s site about American culinary heritage explores the influences and inventions that have shaped American food habits over the past two hundred years. Beginning with an early German cookbook sample, travel through time to the Frugal Housewife in 1802, to French influences, and food in the war effort of the 1940s, when even then we were being encouraged to eat whole grains and lots of vegetables. Compare the ad copy and images from modern advertising and from this archive, like the ad for a raisin seeder, “just what every house-keeper needs.” 100 years from now, what kitchen gadget do you think your descendents will be laughing about? "

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"The NAT Tool analyzes your Personal Diet List to determine the percentages of a list of nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, minerals, and vitamins. Each of these nutrients has a short description, a daily recommended value, and foods high in that nutrient. The Energy Calculator looks at approximately how much energy you burn during the day depending on your levels of activity over 24 hours. You can build a list of foods you eat in this tool where you choose gender and age level, and receive an analysis of the nutrients. Read the NATS Help to get you started. "

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"Play games and learn about nutrition at the same time! In the Nutrition Sleuth, play Hangman to figure out the right answer to a nutrition question. In Grab a Grape, you play a Jeopardy type game by choosing four categories to answer questions, including a bonus round to double your score. The Have a Bite Caf lets you set your gender and age to plan meals and add up the caloric value and nutritional values for the foods you have selected. In addition to the interactive games, there is nutritional information."

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"From the National Dairy Council, this site has sections for educators, school food service professionals, families and children. There are lesson plans and other teaching resources for preschoolers to teens. Kids will find recipes, puzzles, games, and other fun activities. Family oriented materials include cooking with children and ideas for fixing quick meals for busy families. "

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"Informative and easy-to-read fact sheets offer timely and interesting topics on nutrition and food issues. Find recipes, tips on grocery shopping, cooking, food safety, healthy eating, fitness, and specific information about children's nutritional needs. There is also a Food Pyramid in Spanish."

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"NutritionData provides a complete nutrient analysis for hundreds of foods and familiar fast foods. You can browse through the 400 entries for cereals to see how your favorite stacks up against others. Choose any given food and see the nutritional facts, caloric ratio, nutritional balance, glycemic index, and what would be better nutritional choices for that food. Data comes from the USDA's National Nutrient Database with additional listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. Look at the QuickStart section to make the most of the site’s functionality. Java is required. Some advertising appears on the pages, but the data provided is worth the intrusion. "

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"Where does your state rank regarding obesity, and what is being done to help lower the weights of its residents? The CDC has tracked the rise of adult obesity for the past 20 years and calculates that over half of the adults are overweight and at least 17% of the child and teen population in the US are obese. Being overweight creates health risks, and in turn, causes a strain on health services and rising taxes to cover costs of state supplied services. Launch the interactive map to watch annual obesity rates rise from below 10% to many states listing above 25%. Click on any state and see what programs that state has to help its residents lower that percentage, and a table of statistics from 1985 to 2004. "

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"Follow the Olympic Torch as it crosses the United States. REACH is a guide for K-6 educators. Teachers will find fact sheets, activities, worksheets and lesson plans to incorporate the Olympics into the curriculum. Be sure to see the Mind, Body, Spirit section for the Paralympics. Other areas of the site include weather, virtual tours, and activities related to the countries, sports, and venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The educator guide is in PDF format."

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The Web site component of the Public Radio show Only a Game has audio archives of weekly shows from 2001 to the present. Themes range from well known sports such as baseball and hockey to lesser known sports of bocce and fencing, as well as current events related to steroid use, economics of sports, . Over 150 book reviews should have something of interest for any sport enthusiast.

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"President Clinton's bypass surgery in 2004 brought heart surgery into the news, and at this site from COSI (Center of Science and Industry), you can conduct a virtual heart bypass. Learn about the heart's anatomy, heart disease, surgery, and prevention of heart problems. The glossary is helpful but the small type can be enlarged by right clicking on your mouse and clicking on Zoom In. There are lots of cool interactive features to this site, like constructing a heart, so spend time browsing around. "

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"Operation Lifesaver is a nationwide, non-profit public information program dedicated to eliminating collisions, injuries and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. This site has statistics and driving tips for older students and a section with coloring pages, games, and safety tips for younger students. In the U.S., according to their statistics, a train collides with a person or a vehicle every 115 minutes. Always take care crossing the tracks! "

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"Teach students the basics of oral health care with Oral-B's primary school lesson plans, which are presented in 5-day modules. The site also offers background information on oral diseases, proper oral hygiene, and detailed diagrams of tooth anatomy."

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"This AAA sponsored site aimed at elementary students includes games, puzzles, tips and rules for children on how to be safe on a school bus, as a pedestrian and on wheels (skateboard, roller blades, bicycles). The games and quizzes are marked for easy or hard levels. There are sections for parents and teachers with additional resources."

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"A companion website to the book Our Bodies, Ourselves, you’ll find excepts from the book and additional resources about women’s health ranging from youth to aging women, emotional and physical well being, reproductive choices and child bearing, and special health concerns for women. While not a substitute for the groundbreaking book, this is an excellent supplement."

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"At P.E. Central you'll find scores of lesson plans that are developmentally appropriate, measured against national standards, and organized by topic and grade level. The site also includes tips to improve student motor skills and athletic performance, health lesson plans, and a checklist you can use to determine which activities are most appropriate for students in your classes. "

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"This U.S. government Web site from the Department of Health & Human Services acts as a clearinghouse for information on pandemic flu and avian influenza information. The national strategy to combat avian flu is posted. Reports on U.S. and international surveillance, research activities, and travel information are provided as well."

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"This site is for high school and older biology students, with detailed information about each process and function of the human digestive system. Some comparative anatomy of herbivores and birds is also included. Introductory material is marked with an apple icon. The voyage of the digestive system takes you through pregastric digestion (mouth and esophagus), stomach, liver, pancreas, small intestine and large intestine. A glossary is provided. Don't miss the section on the physiology of vomiting, it is amazing what bodies do, isn't it?"

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"School districts can learn from Phoenix, Arizona’s School Safety Program that had significant improvement to school safety regarding crosswalks, bicycle safety, and speed limits near schools, after long range studies. This site focuses mostly on the bicycling community, and how to help your town become more bicycle-friendly. The Education section features the Bicycle Safety Education Resource Center with bicycle safety education information for children and adults. If you ever needed to be reminded about the importance of bicycle helmets and defensive driving, check the bicycling crash section. "

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"This site is for teens and educators who plan to practice peer mediation in schools, homes, and the workplace. Mediation is when a neutral party helps others in a dispute or argument work out a problem themselves. Find suggestions from other teens on ways to reduce anger, coping statements, and steps to resolve conflict. Benefits of peer mediation in school are presented."

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A seasoned physical education teacher offers dozens of practical lesson plans for students k-12.

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"This ThinkQuest site tells about children's toys, first aid, and cooking on the trail. Since there were few doctors on the trail, families had to be knowledgeable about remedies based upon herbs and other natural medicines. Bee pollen was used for allergies and red clover was used for fighting infections. Recipes listed are for doughnuts, raspberry quencher, corn fritters, and flour dumplings. Other interesting details are photos of tools and their uses. Now go collect those buffalo chips to get a fire going! "

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"Learn how farmers grow pizza in a pizza shaped field. This site has a recipe, lesson ideas geared to elementary students related to many subject areas, a quiz, and educational activities related to the food pyramid, ingredients for pizzas, and farming. "

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"This site follows six middle school students through their relationship with food and eating habits. Hungry readers will find over 100 recipes to try out alone or with the assistance of an adult. There are about 200 Info Bites, which are short investigations and interesting facts about specific foods, food processing, and nutrition. The Inside U section has details about the digestive system. And the Diary part? You can read what other kids have to say about food in the Table Talk section. A teacher guide is provided in PDF format. "

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Tag, you're IT! Find lots of playground games like hide and seek, farmer in the dell, rope skipping, and dodge ball at this site from the UK aimed at elementary school students. Rules of each game and materials required are noted (like a “flag” in Capture the Flag). Some games are submitted by children.

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"Warm weather and pools go together and this site for primary children teaches about pool safety. The safety tips are narrated and illustrated. The coloring book is in pdf format and includes a maze and word searches. The interactive section has a matching game, tic-tac-toe, a jigsaw puzzle, and a “decorate a pool” game. Viewable in html or Flash versions. "

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"Do you know how food portions have changed over the past twenty years? This interactive quiz will show you photos of specific foods from 20 years ago and today, such as cheeseburgers, bagels, and soda. It will give you the number of calories in the older version and you need to guess the number of calories in the modern version, then guess how long it will take to burn off those extra calories given everyday exercise or chores. This site is from the Obesity Education Initiative and also links to a body mass index reference and an interactive menu planner. Now, are you sure you want to super size that? "

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"Did you know that girls aged 9-18 need 130% Daily Value for calcium every day, that’s 1300 milligrams! This Lisa Frank-style site appeals to elementary and middle school girls. A downloadable calendar, quizzes, games, and a dictionary support the material on strong bones and the importance of calcium. Learn the trick with figuring out the daily value in relation to milligrams and help Carla figure out what foods she should eat to meet her daily value for calcium."

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"Keep track of your activity and earn points based on the amount of energy each activity burns. Your goal is to see how many points you can earn by being active. The challenge is to see if you can reach the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Other aspects of the site include a Body Mass Index Calculator, and a set of criteria for the 5 events in the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. Different sections for kids, teens, adults, and educators are presented as well as short entries for home schools and students with disabilities. PDF files of active lifestyle programs, a get-fit handbook for youth, and a youth active lifestyle log can be downloaded. "

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"Begun in 1966, the Physical Fitness awards have since expanded to include Active Lifestyle and Health Fitness awards, and allow modifications for special needs. If your parents were in school in the 1960s and 1970s, they’ll remember the annual Presidential Physical Fitness tests. Just mention “shuttle run” or “arm flexed hang” and they’ll get the idea. The three major sections of the site are Fun’n Active Kids, The Active Life, and Physical Activity Matters. Each section provides publications about exercise, healthy eating, and sports."

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"Students will find information on hundreds of fruit and vegetable varieties at this detailed Web site. Information is organized alphabetically and the site also offers recipes, information on specific vitamins and minerals, and daily tips. "

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"This report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education was released in 2000 and outlines ten strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activities and sports. The strategies focus on how families, schools, after school programs, youth recreation programs, the community, and the media can promote healthy lifestyles. Included is a bibliography and appendices of helpful materials."

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"The Centers for Disease Control has a site about rabies just for kids. Rabies is a virus that is deadly if not treated soon after coming in contact with the saliva of an animal carrying the virus. It only affects mammals, usually wild animals because most people have their pets vaccinated. You should avoid any wild animal that appears to be tame or sick. This site presents statistics, warning signs, prevention, and facts about rabies. The activity section has games, coloring pages, and a quiz for elementary students."

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"The comic book format engages elementary students in learning about bicycle safety. The story is narrated in addition to displaying the text. Rad Rider talks about the proper use of helmets, wearing reflective clothing, using lights, obeying traffic rules, watching for cars coming out of driveways, and using hand signals. Running through the comic book with narration takes about 15 minutes. Once you have watched the story, try the quiz on bicycle safety. Flash 4 or higher is required."

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"Kindness makes people feel better. The goal of this document is to provide teachers with ideas for activities in the classroom which promote kindness and positive behavior. Suggestions are found for use in math, language arts, science, and social studies classes. Teaching techniques and definitions supplement the project ideas presented. Some schools create Random Acts of Kindness clubs and participate in the RAK Week in early November. The site is a PDF document. "

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"Reality Check is a public education initiative developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) to educate teens, ages 13-17, and adults who influence teens about the health risks of marijuana use. Reality Check produces materials and publications for distribution by the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI). Many free resources are available to viewers such as A Parent's Guide to Youth Culture and other articles."

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"Before you bite into that nectarine or apple, you may want to think twice. They are among the dirtiest dozen, along with celery, pears, strawberries, and raspberries for pesticide contamination. Washing your produce won’t eliminate all the toxins because some are absorbed within the plant. This site from the Environmental Working Group promotes organic fruits and vegetables as a healthier way to eat. There are cool virtual fruit and green salads for you to “mix” and find out the average level of pesticides in your bowl. Want some “cleaner” produce? Try these: asparagus, bananas, broccoli, pineapples, and corn."

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"Secondary students will benefit from this site from the National Institutes of Health which presents genetic basics, diagnosing and treating genetic diseases, gene therapy and ethical concerns. Another section relates to genes and drugs, vaccines, and enzyme replacement therapy. A glossary provides useful definitions. There is a section for kids, which presents more simple genetic information in cartoon format. "

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"You find a researcher in agony with hundreds of ""killer bee"" stings. Test your detective skills to find the reason Dr. Hernandez is a victim in ""River of Venom,"" a science mystery from Access Excellence and hosted by Genentech. Is she suffering from anaphylactic shock due to bee stings, or is she a victim of some sinister act?"

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"Developed with kids in mind, the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Governor's Traffic Safety Committee provides a chart with road signs and their meanings. "

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"The Weather Channel hosts a site about safety in severe weather. First, everyone should prepare a supply kit of essentials, food, water, medications, tools, and other necessary materials. Next, prepare a family weather emergency plan focusing on communication and evacuation plans. The severe weather conditions described at the site include earthquakes, extreme heat, flooding, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, wind and wildfires and severe winter weather. Each feature discusses who is at risk, what to do before, during, and after the event."

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"Vince and Larry, crash test dummies, take you for a tour of Safety City. Take the Safety Challenge, create some artwork, and learn about seat belt and child seat safety. Special highlights are the research lab where crash tests are explained, bike and school bus safety, and the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) page. The Teachers' Lounge has lesson plans and coloring pages. "

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"Designed for older elementary and middle school students, this site deals with the dangers of using antibiotics unnecessarily and therefore making more resistant strains of bacteria. Children learn about antibiotics, microbes, and infections. You’ll get an idea of how bad the Black Death and tuberculosis were. There are suggested ways to protect yourself against bugs, including washing hands well, getting vaccines, and taking medication when it is appropriate. The site cautions that every time we use antibiotics the wrong way, we just help the bugs get stronger. "

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"Even children who walk or get a ride to school need to learn bus safety, and this site provides images and descriptions of the danger zones around a bus, a dozen coloring pages with safety messages, and tips for bus safety. This site is aimed at young children who may not be able to read the tips, but can learn from the illustrations."

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Test your skills in the Fastball Reaction Time section. A major league baseball pitcher can throw a ball at 95 mph. How many times did you strike out before you got a hit? The Baseball Time Machine introduces you to some baseball greats. See the Girls of Summer section about the All-American Girls Baseball League. Video and audio clips enhance the site and Shockwave 8 is required for some portions.

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"A Howard Hughes Medical Institute lecture on obesity discusses how the body regulates weight by carefully controlling the storage and burning of fat. The metabolic systems of the body which relate to fat storage and expenditure are demonstrated through nine animations with audio narrations. Examples are an overview of how dietary fat gets digested, packaged, and sent to various tissues for storage or energy, how a heart attack occurs, and obesity related health problems. You can watch a webcast of the presentation with or without the lecture slides using RealPlayer."

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"Hand washing is the best way to help fight off germs and the Scrub Club will show young children the best way to clean their hands. There is a team of good guys, the Scrub Club, and the bad guys, Bac, Sal Monella, Campy Lobactor, Flu and Shigella. View the webisode first which has audio to accompany the story. Other sections of the site will need to be read aloud to young students. Downloads include an 8 page coloring book, Scrub Club membership card, bathroom poster, and theme song. Some downloads are in PDF format. There is a teacher’s guide and tips for parents. This site is from the NSF International, (not National Science Foundation) a public health and safety program. "

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"The Seasense database is the focus of this site providing information for consumers of seafood. The site informs readers about issues related to sustainable fishing of various species. Each species in the database includes information about the fish and some facts about methods of catching these fish. It also indicates if the Audubon Society, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and other conservation organizations recommend purchasing or avoiding the species depending upon abundance or depleted status. There is also a glossary of terms and a glossary of gear types. Some recipes are found for abundant fish."

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"Gerontology is the study of aging. This online exhibit explores what the latest social science, psychological and biological research reveals about how aging affects the body and mind, aging in society, and longevity are highlighted. Hear what celebrity elders have to say about aging. A teacher's guide is found in the resource room. RealPlayer and Shockware are required for some activities in the site. "

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"Designed by the Smithsonian Institution to commemorate Columbus's voyage to America in 1492, this site uses foods and plants as ways to explore the differences between Europe and the New World. Teachers will find related multicultural activities, instructions on starting a class garden, and recipes. "

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"This Youth Service America site is a portal for information and resources on service and volunteering. Users can post and find volunteer and career opportunities, service news, events, best practices, and other resources. Enter your zip code to find volunteer opportunities in your area."

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"This site fosters safe weight management, healthy eating, increased activity, and physical fitness. Sections include a body fat lab, cyberkitchen that will provide menu suggestions for maintaining a healthy weight, a support center for motivation and general information, and a fitness center."

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"Preventing cavities and other tooth problems is the first step in dental care. This site also covers information about treatments and conditions like bad breath, cold sores, orthodontics, and fillings. The kids section has an activity section for younger students with coloring pages, a word find, a connect-the-dots game, a video visit to the dentist. Shockwave is required for the games and video. "

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"Do you REALLY want to slather tooth whitening products in your mouth, or hair dye on your scalp? Do you know what is in that stuff? Skin Deep is an assessment of ingredients in personal care products. Each type of product has a list of 10 name brands you may want to avoid and 10 that are safer to use. Areas of concern are related to cancer risk, pregnancy risk, safety violations, impurities, and allergies. These are warnings about ingredients, not a guarantee that you will have a problem, but that maybe you can make a safer choice of product."

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"Three high school students created this fun and informative site all about sleep. Visitors will learn sleep basics, get information about sleep disorders, interpret dreams, and access recent research. You will need fast connection to make the most out of the Flash presentation."

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"Get the facts, eat better, get active, learn more. These four suggestions provide the framework for a health awareness site from the Department of Health and Human Services. If you choose to register at the site, which is free, you can track your activity in the Small Step Activity Tracker. Surely in the list of 100 possible “small steps” on their list, we can each find at least one to try out today. Start with one today, and build from there. The site is also available in Spanish. "

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"The Center for Science in the Public Interest encourages Congress to pass new nutrition and food-safety laws, encourages government agencies to sponsor nutrition campaigns, and urges food companies to change the way they make, sell, and advertise food. Roll over each image to find out about the different sections of the site like facts about fast foods, “snactoids”, and recipes. "

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"Sports Medicine Australia's site focuses on sports injuries and treatment, food for athletes, what to look for in the athletic shoes you wear, profiles of famous athletes, and has special information for asthmatics and diabetics. There are also games in many sections of the site. Community education brochures provide additional material. The site is graphic intensive, so be prepared for long downloads."

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"The SmokeFree Soccer program is a collaboration between the US Surgeon General, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Cancer Institute. The program models the ""SmokeFree"" lifestyle of the US Women's National Soccer Team and encourages adolescents to participate in soccer as a way to maintain physical fitness and resist pressures to smoke. There is a quiz, a kit for coaches, and suggestions for parents to encourage their daughters to participate in sports. "

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"SmokeyKids is a section for younger children has games and puzzles. Be sure to read directions on how to play the games or your forest might become engulfed in flames. Smokey’s Vault has images and commercials your parents and grandparents will remember. The section titled “Only You” to learn about the science of forest fires, how some fires are beneficial, and how to fight fires. QuickTime or Windows Media are required for the commercials. Flash is required for the Smoke Jumper, River Rage, and other games. "

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"While this is a commercial site, you don’t have to purchase anything to learn about snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Each sport describes what kind of equipment is required, how to select equipment for beginners, how to take care of the equipment, how to choose a helmet, and many other tips. Helpful health suggestions are included for each activity, such as remembering to dress in layers, carry water, food, and sunscreen. Other useful information is how to warm up, the difference between warming up and stretching, and how to get in shape."

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"The National Fire Protection Association hosts Sparky the Fire Dog site with games for kids and fire safety tips for families. There are more than 20 “cool to do” ideas including holiday activities throughout the year, checklists for grown ups, fire escape planning, coloring pages, and other fun projects for young children. You should install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, making sure that there is an alarm outside every separate sleeping area. If your house isn’t already wired with interconnected smoke alarms in each room, there are wireless brands you should install so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound. When you check your batteries twice a year, remember to test your carbon monoxide detector, too."

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"Did you know that you can volunteer your time to work with athletes, help organize and run events, and work behind the scenes during a local Special Olympics? Special Olympics serves over a million mental retarded athletes each year who compete in over twenty different events. The goal of Special Olympics is for all persons with mental retardation to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. Learn more about the events, the athletes, and what you can offer at this web site. "

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"What is so macho about brown drool on your chin? The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research presents information about spit tobacco, also called dip, smokeless tobacco, and chew. The site focuses on helping dippers quit the habit, encouraged by Major League Baseball players who were successful in quitting. Part of the site is about addiction, some myths and truths, and the dangers of mouth cancer and tooth damage. Especially helpful is the section on quitting, learning what triggers are and how to avoid them."

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"The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s kids’ site has general information about a variety of team and individual sports. These short articles provide elementary students with a basic introduction to almost 20 popular and lesser known sports from badminton to the yo-yo. Most articles introduce the history of the sport, equipment needed, interesting facts, and resources for more information. Some have instructional video or audio clips using RealPlayer. "

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"Athletes have special nutrition needs. Check out this site about pre-game eating, suggested meal plans, foods to choose, foods not to choose, and eating strategies before and after the game. You'll be advised on how to keeping your energy level and fluid levels up. The site is also available in Spanish."

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"“That one's going, going - gone!” “Nothing but net” “It's a whole new ballgame.” Hundreds of sports clichés are derived from a survey of player and coach interviews, pre-game, post-game, and halftime analyses, radio, television, and printed sports reports. Try out the quiz to see how many clichés you can complete, if you get them all correct, you probably spend too much time in front of the TV watching sports rather than getting up and being active yourself! "

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"The National Center on Sleep Disorders Research informs parents, teachers, children, and pediatricians about why it is important for children to get at least 9 hours of sleep per night. Garfield is your host as you solve a mystery and play games. Flash is required for some of the games. The FunPad with games and puzzles can be downloaded in PDF format."

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"Steroid abuse in athletes is in the news recently. Anabolic steroids are synthetic variants of testosterone, generally used to achieve short term building of muscle tissue. There are several informational brochures posted at the Office of Diversion Control form the US Department of Justice. The brochures are in HTML and PDF, and address steroid use in school age children, law enforcement personnel, and by the general public. The risks to using steroids are listed in these brochures and include high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, liver disorder, cardiovascular disorders, and psychological disorders. Some physical effects of women using steroids seem to be irreversible. "

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Take a stand, lend a hand, stop bullying now! is the theme of this site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. You are encouraged, as a child or as an adult, to take a stand to change the environment where bullying occurs. There is a section for parents, a teacher's corner, and the kids section has a dozen games and 12 webisodes, web videos of animated characters who are affected by bullying or who are bullies. Bullying isn't just physical, it can be verbal, and there is a lot of online bullying through the Internet and phone text messages. If we all look at ourselves honestly, we probably have engaged in bullying and this site can help us see that behavior and change it.

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"Almost everyone gets them, especially in the teen years. Acne, Pimples, Blackheads. Spots are a milder term than the common US term - zits. The site is sponsored by an acne support group in the UK and they offer health tips on attending to acne, debunks the old myths of pimples being caused by chocolate or fried food, and provides some advice on how to deal with the emotional and social effects of acne. "

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"The Women's Human Rights Program at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights covers a broad range of women’s issues such as gender equality, trafficking in women, international law and policy, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and resources on specific countries in Central and Eastern Europe related to women’s rights. Most topics have resources related to background information, research reports, law and policy, and training materials. Some documents are available in Russian."

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"An excellent description of what happens to your body as you stretch and why you should warm up before physical activity. There are suggestions for how to stretch safely and effectively. It also discusses the importance of cooling down after physical activity. There are risky stretches described and why they are not good for your body. Anyone who does any kind of exercise and those who don't but should, will learn a great deal about the benefits of stretching."

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SunGuard Man battles Ultraviolet Rays! This superhero wants to save you from diseases caused by overexposure to sunlight. The site raises awareness about skin cancer and promotes the adoption of sun safe behaviors like using sunscreen and protective clothing. Information about melanoma and other skin cancers and treatment is presented. Shockwave is required for the cartoons.

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"Some of the tough issues are sex, violence, sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, and alcohol. The site from the national campaign by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation, offers tips on how to talk to your kids, some resources, and how to download booklets on these topics. Honesty and patience are emphasized, as well as the need to talk about these issues again and again. Booklets are in HTML and PDF format, and are in English and Spanish."

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The Media Awareness Network hosts an interactive quiz for middle school students about how much of the alcohol marketing is aimed at youth. The quiz is a companion activity to the Target is You! series “Kids, Alcohol and Advertising” with lessons for grades 4-11. Brand loyalty, drinking myths, alcohol and sports, and gender messages are a few of the themes.

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"Tolerance.org is a Web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a national non-profit civil rights organization that promotes tolerance and diversity and combats hate and discrimination through education, investigation and litigation. The section for kids provides a Civil Rights Memorial timeline and stories. The teacher and parent sections include information about hate groups (not intended for children), teaching tolerance, and lesson plans. Flash is required part of the site. "

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"USDA's Team Nutrition promotes the nutritional health of the Nation's children. Children can learn to make healthy food and physical activity choices. You will find seasonal and healthy recipes from chefs, ten steps for parents to encourage healthy eating at school, and nutrition-related activities for the whole family. A special section called ""yourSELF"" is created by and for middle school students. In this section students are able to calculate their Body Mass Index, take quizzes and find out...""Are You Normal?"" Adobe is required for some sections. "

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"Teens will find answers to questions they have and are possibly too shy to ask an adult about. Here is a safe, anonymous site that will help with health issues ranging from acne to date rape, from insect stings to anger management and how to deal with changing relationships with friends. Each article has related articles and resources for further information. Teens will see themselves in many of these articles and should find relief that they are not alone. The articles offer information without a lecture."

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"This ThinkQuest site emphasizes the importance of balancing emotional, physical, and social wellness for teens. The guided tour is beneficial for first time visitors. Topics include nutrition, mental health, fitness, addiction, diseases, and personal care. Each topic has sections on knowledge (content), forums, quizzes, and resources."

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Stay safe while using email, chat areas, web browsing, text messaging, personal online space, and cell phones by visiting this site Cyber Café for kids 8-10. The text is narrated by the café owner, Griff. Highlighted terms are defined in the glossary. The site for 11-16 year olds covers instant messaging, chat, social networking, blogs, and online gaming. The goal for both age groups is to help young people have fun while staying in control of personal information and how to report abuse.

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"Nearly 200,000 soldiers died during the Civil War, but almost twice that number died of disease. Caring for wounds created by new weapons was difficult, and amputation was often the course of action. Physicians during the war didn’t have the benefit of antibiotics, modern sanitary conditions, or x-rays, but many patients did recover from surgery. Infection often set in after surgery, and diseases like dysentery, typhoid, pneumonia, and malaria killed twice the number of soldiers wounded in action. The National Museum of Health and Medicine hosts several Civil War exhibits. See also ""Walt Whitman's Soldiers"", about Whitman’s time spent visiting wounded soldiers in Washington’s hospitals. http://www.nmhm.washingtondc.museum/exhibits/virtual/Walt%20Whitman.html "

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Did you know the tobacco industry spends nearly $7 billion per year - over $18 million a day - marketing its products in the U.S. alone? The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. Check out the Tobacco Ad Gallery to see how tobacco companies use images and slogans to encourage young people to smoke. Factsheets will be useful to any student doing a report on tobacco. Select your state to find out if your own congressman or senator has received funding from the tobacco groups.

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"The focus of this site is fitness and health, not weight loss. It encourages physical activity and healthy choices. The Dessert Calculator might have you thinking twice about your choices. Pick your dessert, the portion size, and a physical activity, and find out that the 6 ounce bowl of ice cream will take you 44 minutes of jogging to burn off. On the other hand, the same portion size of fruit salad will only take 6 minutes of jogging. Other tools are Body Mass Index Calculator, Calories Burned Calculator, and a Metabolism Calculator. Numerous printable charts include a Fitness Folio, two different food pyramids, a hunger diary, weekly goals, and a workout log. "

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"Did you ever think about surgery without the benefit of hypodermic syringes and needles, in an age when amputation of limbs was common in wartime? This exhibit describes the medical burden the Civil War surgeon faced. New modes of treatment for battlefield wounds, widespread use of anesthetics, recruitment of female caregivers, and a movement toward improved sanitation were among the innovations of medicine in the American Civil War. Images of tools and equipment enhance narratives about disease, pain management, amputation, and embalming. Special sections include black soldiers, a woman surgeon, and removing bullets from wounds."

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"Did you know that the average US home has a TV on an average of 7 hours and 40 minutes per DAY? Plan ahead for TV Turnoff week in April. What can you do instead of watching TV that week? Take a walk, listen to music, read to a buddy, learn to cook a new meal? Find suggestions of how to TV proof your house and see the benefits of less TV watching. Check the site's library for statistics, essays, and research findings."

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"The Texas Department of Transportation site for kids has information about different kinds of transportation; roads and bridges, construction equipment and machines, school safety, traffic signals and signs. Modes of transportation presented are cars, trucks, ferries, airplanes, trains, buses and trolleys. Each mode has coloring pages, facts, and photos. Different careers in transportation are also presented. The Teacher’s Lounge has answer keys to puzzles."

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"Lacrosse is considered to be the first North American sport, and was being played by the Native Americans who refer to it as “the Creator’s Game” before the French missionaries arrived in the 1600s. It is a rapidly growing team sport across the US, with male and female teams as young as elementary school age. This site has information about rules, playing field, equipment, and protective gear. There are short biographies of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame members. "

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"The Kids Page offers tips that can help you be safe from fire. Features provide information about smoke alarms, escape planning, and home fire safety. Games include a house full of hazards to detect, a crossword puzzle, coloring pages, and a word search. Take a quiz, and with a high score, earn a Junior Fire Marshall certificate!"

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"Olympic sports from A to Z! Each sport offers a history, glossary, rules, equipment, general information, and a narrated set of still photos. Many sports link to Olympic Hall of Fame athletes with photos and statistics. In addition to the Olympic Games, you'll find information about the Paralympic Games, the Pan American Games, and the World University Games."

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Do you know what the biathlon is? Curling? In what sport do you use an epee? This ThinkQuest project has lesser known sports for both winter and summer Olympics as well as Paralympics. Meet five athletes who compete in some of these sports. A glossary is included. There are also some fun activities to accompany the site.

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"The US Orienteering Federation describes the sport as one “in which orienteers use an accurate, detailed map and a compass to find points in the landscape. It can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods or as a competitive sport.” Most courses are set up for hiking, but others are designed for cross-country skiing, mountain biking, sprinting, horse back riding and canoeing. A special section for children is titled “Orienteering for the Young” found at http://www.us.orienteering.org/OYoung/index.html which provides ways to get started for people working with children. This is a great way for the physical education and social studies teachers to collaborate on a project."

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"This site for coaches, referees, and parents emphasizes fun for kids over winning at all costs. Health tips on avoiding common injuries, drinking plenty of fluids, and nutrition for young athletes are found in the Player section. Official playing rules for children of various ages and small sided games can be downloaded. Other online publications include safety, principles of conduct, and adults as role models. Publications are in pdf format."

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"If you want to improve your own swimming time, check the archive of weekly tips which focus on styles, starts, turns, kicks, breathing, training, mental training, and nutrition. World, United States, and Olympic record times are listed for each event with some record setting times over 20 years old! Meet outstanding men and women swimmers through their biographies in the Swim Kids section. Each biography includes medals won, records held, and a note about their personal lives. "

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"The USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 13 contains data for over 6,200 foods for up to 82 nutrients. Type in a food to search and receive a report with scientific name (if available), minerals, vitamins, lipids, amino acids, and proximates (water, carbohydrate, protein, total fat, fiber, and ash). Compare your favorite vegetable with your favorite fast food. You can even search by many brand names. Adobe Acrobat is required to read reports."

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"At this site, cheerleaders, coaches, and fans may access cheerleader profiles; create pages for their squads; find out about camps, scholarships, grants and competitions; and read about stunts they may want to try. The site includes an online store, so educators may want to preview it.

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"June 21 is the Longest Day of Play because it is the longest day of the year, so get out and get active! The Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control present an engaging site about sports and physical activities encouraging kids to get moving. Games presented aren’t only team or individual sports. You’ll find fun activities like relay races, Jump Rope Simon Says, and a variation on Red Light, Green Light. The site is also available in Spanish although content is different, for example spotlighting an athlete and sport of the month. The VerbParents site, http://www.verbparents.com/ promotes family activities like hiking and backyard games. It is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. There is an activity calendar in pdf format with ideas for family activities."

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"How cool is THIS? Go through the breakfast and lunch line at this online cafeteria from any of the schools in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch district in Texas. You’ll plan your meals and as you do, find nutrition information about all of your choices. Your school may not have these exact choices, but it gives you a great way to see which are healthier. Nutritional information on calories, protein, carbs, vitamins A and C, sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat, and total fat are displayed as you roll over each item. There is a signal for GO, SLOW, and NO as you hit each selection with a brief reason why it is good or not so good for your health. Then print off the meal for a total of the nutritional information. Complete with background lunch room noise."

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Ever wanted to be a surgeon? Try your virtual hand at a knee replacement. Listen as the doctor guides you through the surgery and use subtitles if you wish to read the text. There is an extensive glossary related to knee surgery. A Teacher’s Guide for middle and high school is included. The virtual surgery requires Flash. Be warned that the photos of actual knee surgery are quite graphic.

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"This page is designed primarily as an introductory manual for students of virology, but high school biology students will benefit from the information provided on virus architecture and the electron microscope images. Images of DNA and RNA containing viruses include herpes, parvo, and influenza viruses. You can see the “mug shot” of rotavirus that probably made you sick at some point as a young child. Lecture notes of many viruses would be useful for students writing reports."

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"It wasn’t just loose lips sinking ships. Some of the public health posters from the World War II warned soldiers against contracting venereal diseases as being as deadly as the enemy. Posters convey messages more with images than with text. This historical view of public health posters from the National Library of Medicine features infectious diseases, immunization, environmental health, anti-smoking campaigns, and HIV/AIDS. "

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Meet the surgery team and patients in open-heart surgery online. You can view videos of the actual operation and find out the patient's outcome and prognosis. Learn about heart disease and how to avoid it. You can also investigate many different careers related to open-heart surgery. The video clips of surgery require QuickTime. Caution: the videos are graphic.

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"We Can! stands for Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition. It is designed for adults interested in helping children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight. It focuses on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. The parent booklet ""Families Finding the Balance"" describes the concept of ""Go, Slow and Whoa foods"" and gives examples. Even vegetables can be considered Whoa foods if they are deep fried like French fries. Simple changes in a family meal can help cut down on high calorie intake, like ordering a medium pizza instead of a large."

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Welltown is a site for primary students about safety at home, in the car, and near the road. Other topics are dental health, common health problems, and smoking. Activities emphasize cleaning hands after using the toilet, dressing for a day in the sun, placing food in the correct food group, find the dangers in the park, and buckling up in the car.

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"The National Atlas of the United States from the US Department of the Interior and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are tracking the cases of the West Nile Virus in the United States. The virus can cause encephalitis and is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Some cases in humans are fatal.There are printable maps, online interactive maps,and dynamic multimedia maps, all updated weekly. The animated maps require Shockwave. Watch from week to week for the movement of the virus in these populations: human, mosquito, veterinary, wild bird, and sentinel chicken. "

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"Tired of hearing adults say how teenagers are slackers and selfish? This site from the National Crime Prevention Council suggests steps you can take to become a tutor, mentor, volunteer, or peer counselor. Show how teens can contribute to their communities by offering their time and expertise to help others. You'll find a useful list of resources to help you get started."

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"This project features secondary students working with adults in their schools and communities on real-world issues such as the events of September 11, conflict resolution, race relations, human rights, and environmental issues. The student work illustrates what students can do in their communities that have real-life applications and learning with a public purpose. An emphasis is placed on youth development related to taking a stand and working toward a goal to benefit the community. "

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"Let's hope you'll never have to know some of these survival tips in the real world. The major areas of the site are basic survival, travel, food and water, and first aid and health. If you are planning a camping trip, you might want to look through this site to have some ideas in mind in case of emergency. Directions for starting a fire, building a shelter, navigation, what to do if you are lost, and a camping gear checklist are provided. The first aid and health section is large, dealing with both heat and cold related emergencies, bites and stings, and injuries. Keep these ideas in mind as you read books like Gary Paulsen's Hatchet or Jean Craighead George's My Side of the Mountain books."

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"The Changing Face of Women's Health is a traveling exhibit but you can visit the virtual exhibit, which has four areas and a Resource Center. The Risk area is about heart health and the history of women's health research. Visit the Control area to learn more about the impact of body image on women's health along with sexual health issues. In the Detection area, women share their own stories about breast health and their experiences with mammograms. Visit the Prevention area to learn more about bone health and hear women discuss menopause. Acrobat is required for the teacher's guide. "

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"Girls and women of all ages interested in competitive sport or recreation and physical fitness will find a wealth of information here, including descriptions of every physical activity from aerobics to wrestling, tips on training and fitness, updates on grants and events, a gender equity hotline, written articles on various issues related to women and sport, plus more."

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"Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is an atypical pneumonia recognized at the end of February 2003. The World Health Organization provides information about this coronavirus, maps of outbreaks around the world, travel advice, images, and other resources on the newly discovered disease. Some documents are available in French and Chinese. This page also links to other WHO infectious disease information such as influenza, Ebola, malaria, and plague. "

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"The World Health Organization publishes an annual report providing an assessment of global health, statistics, and a special focus each year. Reports from 1995 to 2005 are available in a variety of sections, from the entire report to chapter downloads to overviews. Some years have reports available in other languages including Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, French, Arabic, and Chinese. Topics for prior years have been mental health, health systems, and mother and child health. All reports are in PDF format."

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"According to this site from the Science Museum in London, your brain is made up of 100 billion nerve cells! How does your brain work? What does it do? How does it control your emotions, memory, and language? This online exhibit about the human brain is quite detailed so you might want to first check the contents in the site map. Some of the sections have animations and narration. Take good care of that brain, it stopped creating new cells when you were only 2."

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"Wondering what your risk is for having cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or a stroke? This site from Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention discusses the risk of these diseases and personalized tips for preventing them. You will walk through a series of questions about your health, diet, family history, and physical activity, and see where your risk level falls. There will be suggestions of ways to lower your risk of any of the diseases. Remember to eat your vegetables, get plenty of exercise, don't smoke, and you're way ahead! "

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"The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) measures priority health-risk behaviors among youth. One component of the YRBSS is the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. It measures priority health-risk behaviors among a nationally representative sample of 9th through 12th grade students. The current survey of teen behavior for high school students is housed at the site along with the rationale for asking certain questions. Topics include drinking, drug use, sexual behaviors, tobacco use, seat belts, guns, and physical activity. There is a fact sheet describing trends from the Centers for Disease Control’s 1991-1999 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys. The results from the 1999 survey are available on a free CD-ROM while results from 1993, 1995, and 1997 are available in text format online. Some documents are in pdf format."

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"This bilingual site from the US Department of Health and Human Services provides information about self esteem, body image, and role models for girls ages 9-14. Marisol is your host and talks to you about stress, time management, your body, setting goals, nutrition, and being bicultural. The Club House section has e-cards, quizzes, and spotlights on Hispanic women who have excelled in their occupations, sports, and other interests."

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