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Open Wide and Trek Inside (Grades 1-2) - Free standards-based curriculum that focuses on the science of the oral environment, and major scientific concepts relating to oral health. (Publication No. 00-4869) (Office of Science Education and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
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Cells, Genes and Protein Machines Coloring Book - This coloring book is for children in grades 1 to 3. It is a story that teaches children that a gene, when active, makes a specific protein in the cells of the human body. When every cell type carries a full set of genes, each different type uses only the subset needed for its specific function. (National Cancer Institute)
Asthma & Physical Activity in the School - An easy-to-read booklet is a perfect companion for teachers and coaches who want to help students with asthma participate in sports and physical activities. Covers the causes of asthma, symptoms of an asthma attack, how to avoid and control asthma triggers, how to help students who take medications, and how to modify activities to match children's current asthma status. Also includes a reproducible student asthma action card. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program (Grades K-9) - order print version - Order print copies of science education materials for elementary and middles school students on the brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. The goal of the curriculum is to lay the foundation for future scientific learning and substance abuse prevention efforts by providing an early elementary school-age audience with a basis of knowledge and critical thinking skills. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Garfield Star Sleeper Fun Pad - This booklet will help kids aged 7 to 10 learn about good sleep habits and the importance of 9 hours of sleep each night for top performance and better moods. Cute Garfield cartoons, puzzles, riddles, word games, and connect-the-dot activities reinforce key ideas. A sleep diary helps the young recipient track sleep patterns and develop new and better sleep practices. Contains more than 47 Garfield illustrations. Easy for kids to read, with one main idea per page, in a coloring book format. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
How Asthma-Friendly Is Your School? - Parents and school staff will find the following resources useful for determining how well their school setting accomodates children with asthma. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
NIDA Resources for Parents and Teachers - Links for Parents to use at home and then links for Teachers to use at different grade levels (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
NIDDK Health Education Page - Learn about diseases and conditions including and related to diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases. Some diseases are: diabetes, digestive and kidney diseases, weight control, endocrine and metabolic diseases, hematologic diseases, and nutrition. Click on the Digestive Diseases, Kidney and Urologic Diseases, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, or Hematologic diseases link to find an A-Z list of topics and titles that fall under each category. Order publications released by NIDDK. Recursos en Espanol. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
NIMH Publications - Free publications released by the National Institute of Mental Health (National Institute of Mental Health)
Underage Drinking Prevention Materials - NIAAA has created public education campaign materials as part of its long–term commitment to reducing the serious, and often fatal, consequences of alcohol use in young people. These free materials are available for use in local community efforts to prevent underage alcohol use. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)

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