Health/Phys. Ed.

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The Digestive and Excretory System (2002)

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This colorful video uses graphic sequences to illustrate the journey of a pizza slice as it travels through the human body. Each major organ of the digestive and excretory systems is profiled and shown in action. In addition, the program explains how the body uses fats, carbohydrates, proteins and other nutrients.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Digestive and Excretory System

The Respiratory and Circulatory System (2002)

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In this informative program, students explore two key body systems: the respiratory and circulatory systems. Beginning with the respiratory system, the complex process of breathing is explored.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Respiratory and Circulatory System

The Brain and Nervous System (2002)

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From sipping hot chocolate to remembering a phone number, this creative video shows how everyday situations are controlled by the brain and nervous system. Various organs and components of both the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system are explored.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Brain and Nervous System

The Skeletal and Muscular Systems (2002)

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This program explores the characteristics and functions of the bones and joints in the human skeletal system. How the muscles, tendons, and ligaments work in conjunction with the skeletal system to provide movement for the body is shown through the use of live action demonstrations and animated sequences.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
The Skeletal and Muscular Systems

My Pyramid: Choosing Nutritious Food and Healthy Activities (2007)

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What is Food? Drawing on prior knowledge our young nutritionist leads kids on an exploration of nutritious foods, healthy activities and appropriate serving sizes. They'll learn to classify and compare foods by nutritional value and food group. Students will prepare attractive examples of healthy meals and snacks and practice making healthy choices when eating out!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:21
My Pyramid: Choosing Nutritious Food and Healthy Activities

Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

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Huge portion sizes, fat-filled diets, too much TV/video games and not enough exercise are common choices for a growing number of today’s teens. This timely program helps teens understand the serious health hazards of obesity and explores options for healthier eating and exercise. Program visits the Yale Bright Bodies clinic where teens and parents are learning how to change their lifestyles.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
Overweight in America: Why Are We Getting So Fat?

I Should Have Waited

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Under constant pressure from peers and the media, one of the biggest decisions a teen has to make is whether or not to have sex. Without preaching, this program presents arguments against having sex too early. In drama format, follow Lisa through her first day of high school where she is shocked to find that sex is everyone’s main concern.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:20
I Should Have Waited

Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

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Parents and middle schoolers face a challenging task together—navigating the new pressures kids face as they tackle the academics and social transitions of middle school.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:25
Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

Safety Awareness (2005)

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Do you wear a seatbelt in the car? Always don a helmet to go biking? Then you're off to a great start following safety rules e safety, Safety Awareness provides students with tips for basic safety practices in all kinds of situations. Young viewers take a look at the role of the 911 dispatcher in an emergency and are reminded when to dial the number for help.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Safety Awareness

Decisions & Conflict (2005)

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Everybody wants to be healthy. When you're healthy, you feel good - physically and emotionally! But good health doesn't just happen. "Health for Children" introduces young viewers to the importance of making good choices about health and wellness and gives practical advice about how to develop healthy habits and set personal health goals.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Decisions & Conflict

Drugs & Disease (2005)

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Everybody wants to be healthy. When you're healthy, you feel good - physically and emotionally! But good health doesn't just happen. "Health for Children" introduces young viewers to the importance of making good choices about health and wellness and gives practical advice about how to develop healthy habits and set personal health goals.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Drugs & Disease

Environmental Health (2005)

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Everybody wants to be healthy. When you're healthy, you feel good - physically and emotionally! But good health doesn't just happen. "Health for Children" introduces young viewers to the importance of making good choices about health and wellness and gives practical advice about how to develop healthy habits and set personal health goals.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Environmental Health

Nutrition (2005)

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Nutrition explains how your body uses food for many purposes: to provide energy, to keep you from getting sick and to help you grow. Viewers explore key topics such as food groups and healthy food handling, and learn how to read labels effectively to make the best food choices.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Nutrition

Staying Safe: Strangers, Cyberspace & More (2005)

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Viewers learn the rules to follow when dealing with other people in the neighborhood, at home, and on the Internet. Upbeat and sensitive, the program provides students with practical tips to avoid danger and examples of scenarios in which safety rules must be followed. The importance of communicating with a trusted adult is reinforced.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Staying Safe: Strangers, Cyberspace & More

Healthy You (2011)

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Childhood Obesity Initiative | WXXI Public Broadcasting is committed to the serious issue of child obesity and wellness. It's easy to learn how to become a "Healthy You." Just check out these short videos from WXXI. The Healthy You initiative includes television and online segments on nutrition, fitness and heart health.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
Healthy You

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