Health/Phys. Ed.

SciGirls | Atletas Maravillosos 02: Planear y Prueba (Plan and Test)

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The SciGirls take what they learned from their mentor about different types of exercise and decide to create an exercise program that their friends and families can do. The girls research some activities and try out their first version.

Tre Maison Dasan | Interview of the Month

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During a weekly visit, Maison and his dad ask and answer questions in a candid conversation about memories, feelings, their relationship, and incarceration.

Suicide Prevention: An Educator’s Story | You Are Not Alone

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A Kentucky educator reflects on his own struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, and how faith and family support helped him. Jeremy Cole of Pulaski County uses those insights to help students who show signs of depression and anxiety. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Should Colleges Still Require the SATs and ACTs? | Above the Noise

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Taking the SAT or ACT is a right of passage for high school students applying to college. Millions of juniors and seniors take at least one of the tests every year, albeit reluctantly, and most colleges still require it to be considered for admission. But a growing number of colleges are putting much less emphasis on test scores. Many have made the test entirely optional. Should tests like the ACT or SAT still be used for college admissions? Find out in the latest Above the Noise episode. And join the discussion about standardized testing with other students on KQED Learn by going to Activity in Support Materials. (Log in required.)

Angel's Awakening | Not Broken

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A local author of young adult science fiction reflects on her life experiences with bipolar disorder and how they have influenced her writing. 

This video segment is part of Not Broken, a candid and hopeful documentary about seven young people fighting to live their dreams despite their mental health challenges, produced by Arizona Public Media.

The Power of Play in Child Development | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

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Peter Gray, a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Boston College, studies the role of play in human biological and cultural evolution. In his talk at the 2017 IdeaFestival in Louisville, Gray discusses the correlation between the decline of play and the rise of mental disorders, and explains why play is crucial for child development.

Be Outside! | Science Trek

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A University of Maryland study reports a 50 percent drop in the number of 9 to 12 year-olds who spent time in outdoor activities. But doctors know humans need to spend time in the outdoors to stay healthy. If you get outside and do things, you feel better.  

SciGirls | Atletas Maravillosos 03: Revisar y Compartir (Revise & Share)

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After making some changes to their exercise program the girls share what they learned with their families and friends and take them through a fun workout routine.

Tre Maison Dasan | Caregivers

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Moments from Tre, Maison, and Dasan’s lives with their caregivers that illustrate the different roles that family plays in their lives.

Using Technology to Treat Social Anxiety | You Are Not Alone

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A psychologist explains how he treats patients with anxiety by using virtual reality to expose in a safe, controlled way to their fears. Licensed clinical psychologist Kevin Chapman, PhD, of Louisville, Kentucky, prescribes what is called exposure therapy as part of cognitive behavioral therapy to treat social anxiety. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

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