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Germs & Your Health

Safety

grades 4-8

By exploring the science of health and germs, Bill Nye the Science Guy shows students how hand-washing, getting nutritious foods, and getting enough exercise and sleep can help the human body fight illness.

AS a UL Safety ambassador, health world CAN provide THIS program free of charge thanks to the generous support of underwriter laboratories (UL).

topics

covred

  • Germ Transmission (Direct and Indirect Contact)

  • Communicable and Non-Communicable diseases

  • Effective hand washing

  • Bacteria and Viruses

  • How to maintain a healthy immune system

Objectives

  • Students will understand bacteria and viruses and how they are spread

  • Students will understand that the most effective way to avoid spreading germs is to wash hands

  • Students will identify ways to maintain a healthy immune system

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH STANDARDS MET

  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviours and avoid or reduce health risks

  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS MET

  • Content Standard C: Life Science

  • Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives