Various Things That Impact a Kids Health
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These sites address kids’ health concerns in ways that kids can understand.
Dealing with Concerns
The Cool Spot
Sometimes, somewhere you may be offered an alcoholic drink. It’s still cool to have the strength to say no. Practice with the games on this site.
Curing the Hiccups
When you hiccup, your diaphragm and nearby muscles convulse, causing you to briefly gulp air. Within 35 milliseconds the glottis (the opening at the top of the air passage) slams shut, producing that familiar sound of the ‘hic.’
How Sleep Works
Everyone sleeps but why to we need sleep and how does sleep work? Learn all about the stages of sleep, the circadian system, and more.
Big site with answers to most of the health issues that concern kids, from bug bites, ear infections, sunburn, or dealing with bullies.
When Somebody Dies
All living things – including bugs and fish and people – die. It’s difficult, even for grown-ups, to understand why this must happen. Kids Health.
Australian site that covers it all from allergies to warts. Pages are delightfully illustrated with children’s drawings.
Drugs and Medicines
No Excuse T’Use Booze
From Dr. Peter Alsop’s DVD “Sometimes Si, Sometimes No!” to help kids understand alcoholism.
NDA for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
The Structures of Life
This full-color online booklet, geared toward an advanced high school or early college-level audience, explains how structural biology provides insight into health and disease and is useful in creating new medications. National Institutes of Health.
Changing Face of Medicine
Engage in some online learning about how the human body works and find out how exceptional physicians have helped to improve our quality of life.
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Health Games- Allergies
Our online allergy games increase children’s awareness and builds their understanding of allergies and health. Then kids can have fun with their allergy knowledge. Allergies don’t always have to be taken seriously and are often uncomfortable. Take the edge off of your child’s mind and turn it into fun. Allergy Fun!
Science Podcast. In season one, our main story is about three kids separated from their parents during a Zombie apocalypse. Over the course of 10 episodes we follow their quest to reunite with their families. But their experience leads us to another conclusion – that there’s a lot of science all around us that we take for granted.
Going to the Hospital
Going to the Hospital
It may seem a little scary to go to a hospital, but doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers are there to help people who are sick or hurt feel better. Read on to find out what happens inside a hospital.
Kids Who Aren’t So Fit
Discover some famous people with learning disabilities.
LifeScan’s Kids Clubhouse
Fun site with lots of things to do for kids with diabetes.
General Illness Concerns
Teaching Children about the Flu
Lesson activities and about the flu.
Vaccine Activity Book
Grab this free activity book to help explain while vaccines are important!
What is the importance of handwashing?
Teach your homeschooler the best line of defense again spreading germs!
Why are vaccines important?
Help your children understand why we need vaccinations and what they do to help protect them from illness as well as others.