EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES FOR PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION:
UNIT: HEALTHY BODY / HEALTHY HABITS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:
Currency- This information supports the new BC schools science curriculum
Coverage- Limited to digestive system- needs to include the excretory system
Accuracy- The information is accurate but support materials are needed ie- pre-load vocabulary.
Objectivity- The information is culturally biased with non-ethnic food examples ie chicken and pizza.
Currency- Links up with new BC science curriculum
Coverage- Combines Biomes with skeletal system of mammals
Accuracy- Many links to UK gov't Education site- well referenced
Objectivity- Models scientific method that students can apply to hands-on activities
HEALTH AND CAREER
Currency- Supports new BC health curriculum "food choices to support active lifestyles and overall health"
Coverage- Grades 4-6 Physical and Health Education
Accuracy- Sponsored by Heart and stroke Assn. of BC-A reputable source of health information.
Objectivity- Created by BC Pedriatric Society - not for profit asociaton of doctors promoting healthy lifestyles
FOOD SAFETY Grade 4/5 Level FOOD DETECTIVES-
Currency- Supports the new BC schools health education curriculum
Coverage- Covers non-communicable food-borne bacteria prevention
Accuracy- adequate information for grade level.
Objectivity- Shows standard food choices -limited diversity
ONLINE SAFETY Grade 3/4 Level
Currency- Needs to be updated with current online environments
Coverage- Covers basics but needs more about maintaining anonymity online.
Accuracy- Describes online predators methods
Objectivity- Some stereotypes here- somewhat simplified for grade level