Unit 6 Diseases
Increase your awareness of your own health and your commitment
to it by completing a Health
Inventory and Personal
Chapter 18, Lesson 2
National Institute of Environmental Health Science - Asthma
Allergies are caused by your immune system reacting to irritations
from substances in the environment. Allergies make you cry,
sneeze, and in more serious cases put your body into shock.
Find out what environmental factors can lead to allergies
and asthma attacks. On the left side of the page, click on
"Air and Your World Indoors" and play the interactive
matching "Dust Game."
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness among children
and teens, and the number of children affected by asthma continues
to grow rapidly each year. Click on "Asthma & Allergies"
and create a chart using 5 facts you learned about each condition.
Chapter 18, Lesson 3
Cancer Facts for Kids
Cancer is characterized by malignant tumors that invade the
body. There are over a hundred different types of cancer.
Find out what causes cancer and demonstrate your knowledge
by creating a booklet using the information you find on this
Chapter 18, Lesson 4
American Heart Association
It's a fact: Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for
heart disease. At this Web site, you will learn how to lower
your risk of heart disease and recognize warning signs of
heart attack and stroke. Click on the "Exercise &
Fitness" link in the "Healthy Lifestyle" area.
Create a poster that shows how people can increase physical
activity in their daily lives to help lower their risk of