ERIC Number: ED324593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Germ Smart: Children's Activities in Disease Prevention.
Scheer, Judith K.
This booklet is part of the "Children's Activity Series," a set of four supplemental teaching resources that promote awareness about health, family life, and cultural diversity for children in kindergarten through third grade. Nine activities are included in this booklet to help children be "germ smart" help children in kindergarten through third grade be "germ smart" and understand and remember basic information about disease and disease prevention. Age-appropriate examples and a highly interactive, visual format are used to help students understand what germs are, how the body fights disease and infections, and how one's behaviors can help or hurt the body's immune system. Activities are designed to help children learn how germs spread from person to person and to understand which diseases are easy or hard to "catch." Students will also learn what steps to take to help them stay healthy: for example, getting enough sleep, eating right, washing hands, and other basic good health strategies. (NB)
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Education, Health Promotion, Instructional Materials, Prevention, Primary Education, Young Children
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: For other titles in this series, see CG 022 846-848.