Goals:

  • Discuss the “Tree of Influence” homework
  • Learn the negative effects of tobacco use
  • Identify the consequences of tobacco use
  • Understand nicotine addiction
  • Identify chemicals found in tobacco products
  • Talk about the power of the media/advertising and exposure to nicotine


Classroom Activities:

  • Listen to the heart and lungs before and after exercise
  • Examine the “Tar Jar”
  • Play the “What If” game to identify consequences of tobacco use
  • Summarize “body maps” and make team presentations


Homework:

  • Create tobacco awareness posters for display in school
  • Complete daily physical activity calendars in classroom

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Exercise & Health | Cardiovascular System
Respiratory System | Tobacco Awareness
Gastrointestinal System | Nutrition Awareness
Brain, Muscle & Skeletal Systems

   
Web Links

Kidshealth.org
Smoking stinks! Information on why smoking is bad for you.

Trytostop.org
Helpful resources for parents or caregivers who want to stop smoking.

No Butts About It ™
(NBAI) is an interactive tobacco prevention curriculum for fifth grade students implemented in the school setting