Health and Nutirtion

The Human Body & Anatomy

  • How the Body Works: Click on a body part to watch a movie about it, take a quiz or solve a word find. Try clicking on the nose—let it go in the magnifying glass with the downward arrow first, then click it.
  • Anatomy for Third Grade: See what the brain, lungs, digestive, nervous, circulatory, skeletal and respiratory systems do.
  • The Strongest Muscle: You will be surprised to know that you can’t answer this question!
  • Your Brain: Did you know that your brain is the main part of your central nervous system?
  • Welcome to the Bone Box: Pick a real skull out of the box to see a description of it.
  • The Human Skeleton: You are born with 300 bones, but end up with just 206. Where did the other bones go?
  • The Circulatory System: Your blood carries oxygen and food to your cells—discover nature’s coolest transportation system!
  • The Diabetic Dog: Check out this game to learn about how insulin works in your body.
  • Hand Anatomy: Did you know that your hands had so many little bones?
  • Muscles: Half your body weight is muscle.
  • The Digestive System: Where does your food go after you eat it?

Exercise and the Food Pyramid

  • Blast Off!: Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to fill up your plate with smart food choices and exercise an hour a day. Fuel up, it’s time for Planet Power!
  • Exercise for Kids: Exercise for energy, strength, flexibility and balance—besides, it’s just fun, especially when you exercise with friends and teammates.
  • What’s for Lunch?: Play the movie to learn how the food pyramid and how junk food makes your teeth and body unhealthy.
  • Cool Food: Click on the beans or just click “Go!” to explore how to build healthy eating habits, even when eating out with your family.
  • Me Eat Green Food? No Way!: Find out the top 10 reasons to eat your greens—and all of them your mother told you!
  • Kids World Nutrition: An out-of-this-world way to learn about nutrition and food safety, take a quiz or color.
  • The Energy Equation: Food + Sleep + Physical Activity = Energy.
  • Fitness for Girls: Make a fitness plan and stick with it.
  • Pass the Plate: The Disney Channel takes you around the world to find the best recipes.
  • How to Play Marbles: Even if you’re sick, you can still get exercise by playing marbles.
  • Soccer Rules: Get out and play soccer. If you don’t know how to play this running game, here are the rules. It’s great fun and exercise.
  • 30 Outdoor Games for Kids: Play hide and seek, kick the can, capture the flag, parachute and jump rope, among other fun ways to get moving.
  • My Plate: Can you eat more balanced meals using this plate?

Bullying

  • Stop Bullying: Are you being bullied or have you seen someone get bullied?
  • Pacer Kids Against Bullying: Be a friend and speak out against bullies.
  • What is Bullying?: There’s three basic types of bullying: physical, verbal and relationship. Find out what kind of things each bully type does so you can recognize it when you see it.
  • Be a Buddy, Not a Bully: Can you take the same pledge that the students at Timber Creek did?
  • Tips to be a Buddy: Written by a student just like you, this article provides tips on how you can be kind to all you meet.
  • Describing Bullying: What someone says or does might be bullying to some people and to some people it may not seem like bullying.
  • McGruff: Find out what choice Samantha made in this video.
  • Angries Movie: You know it is not okay to be mean and make someone feel badly.
  • Bullies: Take the quiz to see how much you know about bullies.
  • What is a Bully? What kids think bullying is and how to deal with it.
  • Bullying: No Way!: Everybody’s different. Bullies pick on what they see as different.
  • What Can I Do? Work together to fight bullying in schools.

Children playing on the PCs

Internet Safety

  • Safety Tips: The FBI lists some important tips to help you stay safe online.
  • The Internet Safety Game: Choose a character, roll the online dice and make your way to the Tech Lab.
  • The Kids News Room: Did you talk to someone you don’t know on the Internet today? Make sure that you tell your parents.
  • Safety Land: Captain Broadband will save the day in Safety Land.
  • Internet Safety Quiz: Can you answer these four simple questions on Internet safety?
  • Safety Quiz for Older Kids: Are you an safety superstar? Answer these seven questions to find out.
  • Cyber Bullying: Take the quiz to see if you’ve ever been cyberbullied.
  • Be Internet Safe: Tips to help you stay “net-smart.”
  • Online Safety Quiz: Can I give someone I meet online my address?
  • Internet Safety Plan: You and your family need a plan to be safe over the internet.

Teaching & Learning with Disabilities

  • What’s a Disability Like? Have you ever wondered what it would be like not to see, hear or play sports?
  • Stories Online: Watch the videos while actors read some amazing poetry or your favorite stories aloud for you.
  • Story Elements: Learn about characters and story sequences to see how a story fits together.
  • Spelling City: Enter words, take a test, use flash cards or play a game.
  • Science Buddies: It’s hard to think what to do for a science project. This selection wizard can help you out.
  • Number Lines: Jump down the number lines to help you learn your sums.
  • Stevie Wonder: This singer was born two months too early and became blind before ever leaving the hospital. Yet, he became a piano player and singer, never letting his blindness slow him down.
  • Helen Keller: Blind since birth, Helen Keller was taught by her teacher, Annie Sullivan, to see in new ways.
  • The Braille System: Louis Braille was blind from age 3. He developed a language of raised dots to help the blind feel their words and read with their fingers.
  • Sign the Alphabet: Did you know that you can use your hands to communicate with “sign language?”