Unit 5 Safety
and the Environment
Increase your awareness of your own health and your commitment
to it by completing a Health
Inventory and Personal
Chapter 14, 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.
United States Fire Administration – Kids
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. Click on “Hydro’s Hazard 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. Take the house
tour to find out where to look for dangerous chemicals and
poisons in your house. Learn how to recognize these household
poisons and how to treat an exposure to them. Test you knowledge
with a quiz.
Chapter 14, Lesson 3
Consumer Product Safety Commission – Brain Busters
Do you know all the facts about safety at home and outdoors?
Which sport is most likely to 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 quiz found on this Web site.
National Safety Council
You have probably heard the saying "Safety First."
At this Web site, you will learn why this saying is so important.
Find facts, statistics, and tips on a variety of safety, health,
and environmental topics. Click on "Library," and
select the complete listing of fact sheets. Choose an activity
in which young people might participate, such as in-line skating
or bicycling, and create a poster or pamphlet that provides
Chapter 14, Lesson 4
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,” 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
Chapter 14, Lesson 5
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 to help you with the
words you missed.
American Red Cross — Disaster Services
"Be prepared" is not only the Boy Scouts' motto
but also sound advice for weather emergencies. Visit this
Web site to find ways to prepare for and stay safe in weather
emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
Make a list of items to include in your family's disaster
supplies kit. Why is it important to assemble this kit before
a weather emergency strikes your area?