Unit 7 Safety
And Environmental Health
Increase your awareness of your own health and your commitment
to it by completing a Health
Inventory and Personal
Chapter 19, Lesson 1
United States Fire Administration - Kids Page
According to this site, more people die in fires than in hurricanes,
earthquakes, floods and all other natural disasters combined.
A large part of fire safety is preventing fires from starting
in the first place. Learn to recognize and correct fire hazards
in your house. Can you spot all the fire hazards in Hydro's
virtual house? If so, you should take the quiz to become a
Junior Fire Marshal.
Environmental Protection Agency
Keep yourself and your family safe at home. Find out where
to look for dangerous chemicals and poisons at your house.
Learn how to recognize these household poisons and how to
treat an exposure to them. Test you knowledge with a quiz.
Chapter 19, Lesson 2
As you play sports and engage in other social activities both
indoors and outside, you should always remain safety conscious
so you can continue to enjoy these activities without getting
hurt. Start by clicking on a physical activity you enjoy.
Check out what you can do to make it safer. Create a safety
poster for a sport of your choosing.
Consumer Product Safety Commission -
Are you aware of all the ways to stay safe at home and outdoors?
Which sport is most likely to crash-land you in a hospital
emergency room? Try your mind at the safety brain busters
on this site. How many of them did you get correct?
How much do you know about bicycle safety? Test your knowledge
by taking the safety quiz on this Web site.
Chapter 19, Lesson 3
Federal Emergency Management Agency
While they are still rare, natural disasters like earthquakes,
floods, wildfires, tornadoes, and hurricanes are a part of
living in Northern America. You need to know how to protect
yourself in case disaster strikes. Click on "The Disaster
Area" link. Then, pick a disaster and learn as much about
it as you can. Then present what you learned to your classmates.
If you do your presentation well, both you and your classmates
should be able to ace the natural disaster quizzes on this
American Red Cross - Disaster Services
"The more you know, the better you'll be able to prepare
for and deal with a disaster," says the American Red
Cross. At this Web site, learn how to prepare for and stay
safe in hazardous weather and natural disasters. Choose the
natural disasters applicable to your geographic area, and
review the tips for becoming prepared. Click on "Family
Disaster Planning" and follow the directions listed.
Chapter 19, Lesson 5
Did you know that CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) doubles
a person's chance for survival from a heart attack? Visit
this Web site to learn the steps for giving CPR and first
aid for choking. Then test your knowledge of CPR by taking
the CPR Quiz.
Chapter 19, Lesson 4, 5, 6
First Aid Crossword Puzzles
Choose crossword puzzles from the Kids First Aid section.
Print them out and have a classroom Crossword Contest. Work
in teams and solve as many of these crosswords as you can.
Did you and your classmates get stuck on any of them? Review
first aid information in your textbook and on the Web Links
to help you with the words you missed.