Unit 4 Protecting
Increase your awareness of your own health and your commitment
to it by completing a Health
Inventory and Personal
Chapter 13, Lesson 1
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 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
Indoor World” 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 and Allergy Information”
and create a chart using 5 facts you learned about each condition.
Asthma is a serious respiratory condition characterized by
wheezing and coughing attacks. On this site, you can learn
how asthma affects the respiratory system. Make a list of
the different ways asthma can be treated.
Chapter 13, Lesson 2
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 how it is treated. Demonstrate
your knowledge by creating a booklet using the information
you find on this site.
Chapter 13, Lesson 3
American Heart Association — Your Heart
"A healthy heart is a vital part of a healthy person...and
we know many things you can do to help keep you healthy,"
says the American Heart Association. Visit this Web site and
click on “Healthy Lifestyle” and “Warning Signs” to find out
how to have a healthy heart, lower your risk of heart disease,
and recognize warning signs of a heart attack. Make a chart
of heart disease risk factors that can be changed, and include
suggestions for changing these factors.
National Stroke Association
What are the five most common stroke symptoms? What should
you do if someone has these symp