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Tobacco & Inhalants

Investigate how the use of tobacco and inhalants hurts our body. The cross-curricular activities below follow educational standards, and are sure to keep your students engaged. Detailed lesson plans make implementation a snap. Become a member to get started today!

Elementary School: Grades 4-6

Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’ eLearning Kit©

We've brought in master sleuth, Alistair Sleuth, to help expose the dangers of tobacco and inhalants to 4th - 6th grade students. In this kit of 11 activities, Alistair Sleuth will introduce several suspicious "cases" that students must solve in order to gain an understanding of the impact drugs have on our bodies.

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge regarding the dangers of using drugs. Students will maneuver through the Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’ classroom and answer multiple-choice questions. Individuals will be able to proceed at their own pace and answers will be anonymous.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the pretest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This teacher-led activity focuses on the impact of smoking on the respiratory system. Alistair Sleuth leads you through an investigation of “Cig Shady Chef.” Through this investigation you will get facts about cigarettes. You’ll be given links to click on and investigate the respiratory systems of a smoker and a non-smoker, how to spot a smoker, and the dangers of secondhand smoke. The students will get to see “Cig Shady Chef” in action as he’s adding ingredients to cigarettes. The activity ends by Alistair Sleuth telling the students that he needs their help to stop the dangers of smoking. A link is given to see actual photos of lung disease.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Explain how tobacco use affects the respiratory system.
2. Identify basic anatomy of the respiratory system.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

s animated activity, students will observe the accumulation of tar in the lungs from smoking after only one year in Cig Shady Chef’s In thilaboratory. Alistair Sleuth will guide the students in this “drag” and “drop” activity. A healthy set of lungs will be polluted with 12 bundles of cigarettes, containing 900 cigarettes. This is an average of a month’s smoking about 1 ½ packs of cigarettes per day. It will be shocking to see the amount of tar that builds up in the lungs after only one year of smoking.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Explain how tobacco use affects the respiratory system.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity focusing on drugs and how they affect the body. Students will link to websites to find clues, which help them to better understand the mystery behind drugs. As they find the necessary clues within each website, students will record their answers on the worksheet provided.

Delivery Method:
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define the terms drug and inhalant.
2. Recall how tobacco affects the respiratory system.
3. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system.
4. List short and long term effects of inhalant use.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Got nerves? Actually, you have millions of nerves in your body. In this animated activity, students will learn about drugs and about how they affect the nervous system. This mystery will be solved with the help of Alistair Sleuth and Snapster. In this interactive activity, students will observe the affects of drugs stimulating and depressing Snapster’s nervous system. So, get ready to solve the mystery of drugs and the body’s reaction in The Case of the Snapster.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define what a drug is.
2. Explain the difference between illegal and legal drugs.
3. Describe how drugs affect the nervous system.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

In this animated activity, Cig Shady Chef is challenging the students to fill in the correct letters to the clues he provides. If students provide correct letters, then the brain will remain healthy and alert! If they select an incorrect answer, the brain will be darkened. This illustrates that drugs can actually drain the brain.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define what is a drug.
2. Describe the components of the nervous system.
3. Explain the function of the nervous system.
4. Explain the function of the respiratory system.
5. Identify chemicals found in tobacco smoke.
6. Identify several diseases that are caused by using tobacco products.
7. Identify what chemical causes addiction.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Students will work together in small groups, visiting various websites and cutting out images from magazines, to create an anti-smoking collage. They will illustrate why children should not smoke, including the dangers of tobacco use.

Delivery Method:
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall methods tobacco companies use to encourage the sale and use of their products.
2. Identify the dangers of tobacco use.
3. Illustrate reasons why they should not smoke.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Are your students up for the challenge – to resist peer pressure? In this three-part activity, students will explore peer pressure and apply their knowledge in role playing and story telling situations where peer pressure could influence their choices.

Delivery Method:
Small groups
Individual
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Define peer pressure.
2. List ways to deal with peer pressure.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Students will join Alistair Sleuth, the Huffin’ ‘N’ Pufifn’ cast of characters, and the “usual suspects” for a game of tic-tac-toe. This “Hollywood Squares”-style review game will put students knowledge to the test as they answer questions related to the dangers of tobacco and inhalants.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups
Pairs

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Recall information related to the dangers of tobacco and inhalants by playing The Case of the Nine Squares.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

Join Snapster from LearntobeHealthy.org and our health educator Vicki as they teach viewers about the dangers of inhalants at the Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center. Using engaging activities and critical-thinking questions, this video along with the accompanying lesson plan will encourage 4th, 5th and 6th graders to make healthy choices. To learn more about drugs and how they affect the body, try our other activities in the Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’ eLearning Kit© on LearntobeHealthy.org. (Video running time 14:44)

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Small groups

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. State the definition of a drug.
2. State the effect of drugs on the nervous system.
3. State the dangers of abusing inhalants.
4. List ways to deal with peer pressure.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

This is an independent student activity testing their knowledge regarding the dangers of using drugs. Students will maneuver through the Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’ classroom and answer multiple-choice questions. Individuals will be able to proceed at their own pace and answers will be anonymous.

Delivery Method:
Instructor-led
Individual

Learning Objectives:
Students will be able to:
1. Complete the posttest.

Educational Standards:
Click here to view how this activity aligns with your state’s standards:
www.learntobehealthy.org/parents-teachers/educational-materials/state-standards/

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