|Free New Middle School Curriculum Supplement
from NIH: The Science of Healthy Behaviors
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department
of Health and Human Services, is releasing The Science of Healthy
Behaviors, the newest in a popular series of curriculum supplements
available for free to teachers (grades K-12) who request them. The
Science of Healthy Behaviors, for use by middle school teachers,
introduces students to the scientific study of behavior and helps
them explore how behavioral and social factors influence health.
The supplement is a self-contained teacher-ready guide to eight
days of guided-inquiry science lessons that explore how behavioral
and social factors influence health. This teacher-ready tool includes
background information, lesson plans, take-home materials, and
a Web-based component. Students build their scientific reasoning
and critical thinking skills while investigating how research results
help us understand disease.
The Science of Healthy Behaviorsis:
- A comprehensive, interactive, and easily incorporated resource.
- Consistent with the National Science Education Standards released
by the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.
- Aligned to state standards for science, math, English language
arts, and health.
- Developed by leading scientists and educators.
The NIH produced The Science of Healthy Behaviors in
partnership with curriculum developers from Biological Sciences
Curriculum Study (BSCS) of Colorado Springs, CO. Within the NIH,
the development of the supplement was supported by the Office of
Science Education, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research, and the National Institute of Nursing Research. The supplement
was field-tested by teachers and students across the country.
To request The Science of Healthy Behaviors or learn
about other free supplements in the series, visit the NIH Office
of Science Education Website at http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements.
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