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Most high schools have a health course requirement for graduation.  Thus, we created our own Health class.  I also have a separate Human Anatomy class planned for high school credit too.  I must add that there are several book titles geared specifically to boys that we have read and discussed.  These authors have similar book titles geared specifically to girls.  We felt it was imperative to cover all possible topics within health.  The following is our Health course class description and documentation.

Books Used:

  • Simply Science: Body & Health by Gerry Bailey & Steve Way
  • What’s In There? All About Before You Were Born by Robie H. Harris
  • What’s the Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow! by Lynda Madaras
  • Changing You: A Guide to Body Changes and Sexuality by Dr Gail Saltz
  • Asking About Sex & Growing Up by Joanna Cole
  • What’s Happening to My Body Book for Boys by Lynda Madaras & Area Madaras
  • It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris & Michael Emberley
  • American Medical Association Boys Guide to Becoming a Teen: Getting Used to Life in Your Changing Body by Amy B. Middleman & Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer
  • Horrible Science: Disgusting Digestion by Nick Arnold
  • Horrible Science: Deadly Diseases by Nick Arnold
  • Horrible Science: Bulging Brains by Nick Arnold
  • Know Your Blood Type by Eldon Home Kit HKA 2511 (book & lab experiment kit)
  • Nutrients for Life by Nutrients for Life Foundation
  • Horrible Science: The Body Owner’s Handbook by Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles
  • Horrible Science: Blood, Bones, and Body Bits by Nick Arnold
  • What Would You Do? Moral Dilemmas by Michael Baker


Videos Used:

  • Brain Games by National Geographic
  • How Microbes Rule the World by STEM: Teach Outside the Book & Cerebellum
  • Vaccines: Calling the Shots by NOVA
  • Blood Detectives by Joseph Lovett
  • Nutrition Detectives by David & Catherine Katz
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Heart by Disney
  • Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Medicine by Discovery School
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy: Respiration by Disney
  • Gun Safety: Guns Are Not Toys by Good Bodies
  • The Dangers of Smoking by Schlessinger Media


Museums Visited:

  • John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science