Establish Goals: Grade 3

Students will:

  • Understand the science involved in keeping people and animals healthy
  • Understand the importance of keeping people and animals healthy

Students will understand that…
  • Humans and animals have similar basic needs (food, exercise, water)
  • Humans and animals need preventive care from doctors/veterinarians to stay healthy
  • Humans and animals need the help of a doctor/veterinarian when they are sick

Essential Questions:
  • How and what health issues affect both people and animals?
  • What preventive steps can be taken for both people and animal health?
  • What types of tools are used determine health and sickness in people and animals?
  • How can data collected be used to inform doctors and veterinarians of their patient’s health?

Students Will Be Able To…
  • Identify and compare similarities and differences among people and other animals (pets)
  • Describe how people and pets use nutrition and exercise to stay fit
  • Discuss and illustrate how pets act as exercise partners and friends to keep you healthy
  • Describe how doctors prevent illness in people and animals through examinations and vaccinations
  • Explain how doctors help people and animals when they are sick through diagnostic testing and prescribing medicines
  • Explore tools used to determine health and sickness in people and animals like the scale, thermometer and stethoscope
  • Collect data through the use of live animals and models

The project described was supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH . . . Turning Discovery Into Health

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    Additional Links

    NIH SEPA: This is How We "Role" Program

    NIH SEPA: Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses

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