Dealing with Germs in the Classroom
||Communicable diseases spread quickly among students in the classroom. We've gathered printables and advice for germ prevention in school. Check out these resources to find tips on how to keep your classroom clean and educate students on disease prevention. Get the facts about H1N1 (swine influenza) and other illnesses that could affect you and your students.
Cleanliness in the Classroom
Successfully manage your elementary classroom and students with these helpful tips.
Elementary Germ Printables
Germ Printables, Grades 6-12
- What Are Some Bacterial Diseases?
Use reference materials to research germ theory, bacterial diseases, antibiotics, Robert Koch, Alexander Fleming, and more. In this printable, students will answer questions about these scientists and their discoveries. As a skill challenge, they will analyze and hypothesize the outcome of an experiment.
- What Are Some Viral Diseases?
Review viral diseases with this science printable. Students will correct false statements about viral diseases, including chicken pox, mumps, influenza, and AIDS. They will also use reference materials to identify whether each disease listed on the chart is caused by a bacteria or a virus.
- Fever 1793 Teacher's Guide
Explore late eighteenth-century life in America with the discussion topics and cross-curricular activities in this teacher's guide for Fever 1793. Students will learn about the yellow fever epidemic, the Free African Society, and life after the American Revolution.
Disease Prevention Printables
- How Does the Body Fight Disease?
Ask students to complete each statement about illness, disease, and the human body in this printable. Then, have them describe how skin and the immune, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and lymphatic systems all defend the body against disease.
- Science Key Term Review: Fighting Disease
Use this printable to review key science terms, including antibody, pathogen, immunity, and AIDS. Students will choose the term that best completes each statement about illness and disease in the human body.
- Life Science Test: Fighting Disease
This science exam uses multiple-choice and written-response questions to test students' knowledge and understanding of the immune system, vaccinations, and illness and disease. In this printable, students are also asked to label a diagram of the human lymphatic system.
Related Resources for Teachers
- Popular Resources on Illness & Disease
Find health & nutrition resources on illness & disease to teach your students about the flu, germs, AIDS, nutritional deficiencies, and other health issues. Educate your students on ways to stay well.
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May Calendar of Events
May is full of holidays and events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Children's Book Week (5/13-19), Biographers Day (5/16), and Memorial Day (5/27). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Clean Air Month, and Physical Fitness & Sports Month all May long!
Common Core Lessons & Resources
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