A to Z: Electronic Resources
This is a collection of electronic resources (websites, software, etc.). A separate collection of Print Resources is also available.
Key: E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public
- All About Diabetes, from the American Diabetes Association. (?)
- URL: http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.jsp
- ALtruis Biomedical Network, (G)
- Contains a useful collection of informational websites on popular medical issues and
medical research topics. Each main topic has about half a dozen subtopics, which lead
to detailed pages peppered with helpful links to explain the medical terms. Source:
Sci/Tech Web Awards 2002: Medicine
- American Academy of Dermatology - Kids' Connection > Sun Safety 101, from the American Academy of Dermatology. (E, I)
- It's okay to have fun playing in the sun as long as you protect yourself.
How do you do it?
- American Dental Association, (G)
- Find oral health news, interactive learning tools and more for consumers, teachers,
students, and the media. There is an A to Z list of health topics plus dental education
games, puzzles and an interactive story for children.
- American Diabetes Association, (G)
- A wealth of information about diabetes for parents, children and physicians.
- BAM! Body and Mind, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (I, HS)
- This site gives kids the information they need to make healthy lifestyle
choices. The site focuses on topics that kids told us are important to
them such as stress and physical fitness -- using kid-friendly lingo,
games, quizzes, and other interactive features. Check out “Disease
Detectives” as they track down the sources of disease -- from gross germs
to bad habits -- and stop them from happening.
- The Big Picture Book of Viruses, from Tulane University. (HS, C, G)
- Curly, spiked, thready, soccer-ball-shaped -- nearly every kind of virus is
depicted and described at this remarkable site, put together by Robert F.
Garry, a professor at Tulane University School of Medicine, and members
of his lab. For convenience, the catalogue is indexed in several ways:
you can look up your favorite bug or browse the collection by family
name, virus name, genome type or structure. In addition, the viruses are
grouped according to the hosts they infect and the diseases they cause.
This constantly updated, heavily linked site also offers virology news,
an online bookshop and a listing of online virology courses. Even if you
only have a passing interest in, say, ebola or the common cold, it's
worth a quick visit. Source: 2001 Sci/Tech Web Awards: Medicine
- BioInteractive, from Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (HS, C, G)
- The world of biology to truly comes to life at this site, brought to you
by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Watch extraordinary 3-D QuickTime
animations of a bacterium infecting a cell, the process of meiosis or the
sinusoidal wave progression of music chords across your cochlea (a real
must-see (and hear) for music, math and bio buffs alike!). The section
“Eating and Sleeping” includes a lecture about the biology of obesity.
The Virtual Museum includes such multimedia exhibitions as the History of
Biological Clockworks and a self-navigating tour through the actual
Hearts and Hypertension physical exhibit, on display at HHMI in 1998. Add
mini animated primers on electrocardiograms and antibiotics, among other
topics, and you've got a lively intro to bio that's both entertaining
and artfully arranged. Source: 2003 Sci/Tech Web Awards: Biology
- BrainPOP - Health, (E, I, HS)
- This colorful website covers a wide variety of topics from acne to digestion and
diabetes to drug abuse. Online movies explain topics in terms that children can
understand. Quizzes and other information provide a great learning environment.
Source: Web User (http://www.webuser.co.uk/sites/site_review.php?rev_id=974&cid=75)
- The Child Advocate Diabetes Page, (E, I, HS)
- This page focuses on educational issues and classroom testing.
- Children with Diabetes, from diabetes123. (E, I, HS)
- Links to pages of children have Type 1 diabetes or have brothers or sisters who do. They want
to tell you about what living with diabetes means to them.
- Choose Your Cover, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (E, I)
- From a 5-year campaign emphasizing that young people can have fun outdoors while still
protecting their skin from the Sun. Other CDC links can be found at the page of the
Skin Cancer Primary Prevention and Education Initiative (http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/index.html).
- Clean Hands, from Georgia-Pacific Health Smart. (E, I, HS)
- The National Association of School Nurses and the Georgia-Pacific Health Smart
lesson program contains lessons for grades K-12 on core curriculum subjects
- Colgate Kids' World, from Colgate Palmolive. (E, I)
- URL: http://kids-world.colgate.com/app/Kids-World/US/HomePage.cvsp
- Dental Activity Pages for Kids!, from the Tennessee Department of Health. (E, I)
- Puzzles and games to teach kids about dental health.
- Dental Health for Kids, from LookSmart. (E, I, HS)
- Links to help kids learn about teeth, cavities, dentists and tooth care.
- Dental Health Month, from DLTK's Crafts for Kids. (E)
- Dental Health Month is February but these crafts can be fun any time of year.
- Dental Health Topics, from the Child Development Institute. (G)
- Links to information on child dental health for parents.
- Dental Hygiene News: National Children's Dental Health Month Information, (E)
- A collection of learning materials that includes puzzles, games, coloring pages, activity
sheets, and simple activities and experiments for use with elementary school children.
- Diabetes ToolBox, from Diabetic Drug Store. (E, I, HS)
- Gain insight and understanding about managing diabetes by using the free information,
calculators, and activities at this site. Contains a “school kit” by the American
Diabetes Association for topics, suggestions, and solutions to problems geared toward the
- Do You Know about Diabetes?, from KidsHealth. (E, I)
- Information about what diabetes is, how you get it, and how it is treated.
- FDA Kids, from FDA. (E, I, HS)
- Fun information for kids.
- Food and Health Communications Links, (E, I, HS)
- A list of links in Kids Nutrition with ratings.
- Food and Nutrition Information Center, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (G)
- The FNIC at the National Agricultural Library provides a directory to credible, accurate, and
practical resources for consumers and educators. The FNIC Consumer Corner has an excellent
Nutrition Over the Lifecycle (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/consumersite/nutrition.htm).
- Food Safety Links - Hand Washing, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (G)
- A collection of links representing a diverse array of information that may be of interest to
those in the food safety field, including teaching materials, website links, fact sheets,
manuals, guides, signs, posters, slides and videos.
- FoodSafety.gov, from the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. (I, HS, C, G)
- FoodSafety.gov is a gateway website that provides links to selected
government food safety-related information. Not every government web site
is listed. When more than one government web site provides similar
information, links will be provided to only one or two of those sites. A
steering committee consisting of individuals with different backgrounds
reviews all potential sites for inclusion on the FoodSafety.gov web site.
- For Kids, Teens, & Educators, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (E, I, HS)
- A list of websites for children, teens and teachers on food safety. There are games,
crossword puzzles and other resources for teachers and children.
- Fresh Starts, from BASF. (E, I)
- A new web site featuring Team Antioxidant to teach kids, parents and teachers about the
importance of eating healthy foods.
- Global Health Odyssey Museum - Kid's Page, from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (E, I, HS)
- The CDC has created a special exhibit area at its Atlanta headquarters,
thereby opening its doors to the thousands of visitors who request tours
of CDC each year. The Kid's Page for Global Health Odyssey Museum has
links to information, games, and activities about infectious diseases.
For example, “MedMyst” students of all ages are invited to play an
interactive learning adventure. As you enter a futuristic world, you will
help solve medical mysteries in infectious diseases.
- Healthfinder, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (G)
- With a simple interface and well-organized collection of links, this site serves as an
excellent gateway to medical knowledge on the web. There's a strong focus on government
resources, but you'll also find links to respected non-profits and academic research centers.
web100.com: the web's best sites (http://web100.com/reviews/W110.html)
- Healthfinder Kids, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (E, I, HS)
- A special section of Healthfinder aimed at children in grades K-12.
- Healthy Schools, Healthy People, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Soap and Detergent Association. (E, I, HS)
- “Healthy Schools, Healthy People - It's a SNAP” (School Network for
Absenteeism Prevention) is a grassroots, education-based effort to
improve health by making hand cleaning an integral part of the school
day. SNAP is designed to get the entire school community talking about
clean hands by providing tools for incorporating hand hygiene into
multiple subject areas and activities. And it's a great way to get
recognition for your school and share your success stories with others!
- Healthy Teeth, from the Nova Scotia Dental Association. (E)
- An oral health education database produced by dentists. It is designed for elementary school
students curious about the “whys?” of oral health.
- Kids Learn about Diabetes, from Brendan Hannemann. (E, I, HS)
- A site designed for an Eagle Scout project by Troop 1140 in Springfield, Va.
- Kids' Science Page: Food and Nutrition, from the U.S. National Agricultural Library. (E, I, HS)
- Another resource from the National Agricultural Library, this one is full of links to
sites for children as well as resources for teachers in grades K-12.
- KidsHealth, from the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media. (E, I, HS)
- KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing
doctor-approved health information about children from before birth
through adolescence. This award-winning site provides families with
accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. It
has been on the Web since 1995 -- and has been accessed by over
100,000,000 visitors. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and
parents -- each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone.
There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations,
games, and resources -- all original and all developed by experts in the
health of children and teens.
- MedlinePlus: Health Topics, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
- Updated daily, this site has extensive information from trusted sources on over 650
diseases and conditions. Includes lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical
encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive
information on drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of
- Mick's Picks - Nutrition - Kids
- URL: http://calcium.tamu.edu/Mickey/Nutrition_Kids.html
- MicrobeWorld, from the American Society of Microbiology. (I, HS, C, G)
- Wherever you'd like to go in the micro-scale universe of bacteria and
viruses, here's your gateway. This American Society of Microbiology site
serves as a portal for a trio of nicely done sites on the basics of the
topic: one is designed for the general public, another for teachers and a
third is intended especially for children. Source: 2002 Sci/Tech Web
- National Center for Infectious Diseases - Teachers' Tools for K-12, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (G)
- The programs and teaching resources on this page help you teach teens and
children about many aspects of infectious diseases.
- National Children's Dental Health Month Information, from Ms. Flossy's Dental Hygiene News. (E)
- URL: http://www.ms-flossy.com/ncdhm.html
- National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, (G)
- The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is comprised of 30
organizations whose staffs have experience, expertise, and knowledge in the
area of disease prevention and education.
- Nutrition Café, from the Pacific Science Center and Washington State Dairy Council. (E, I)
- Games for kids, links to nutritional information and educational materials for teachers.
- Nutrition Explorations: Kids, from the National Dairy Council. (E, I)
- Games, recipes, and other activities to help kids explore the world of nutrition.
- Nutrition Navigator - Family, from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University. (G)
- A rating guide to nutrition websites for family.
- Oral Health Resources, from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (G)
- Links from the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion.
- An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away, from the National Center for Infectious Diseases. (I, HS, C, G)
- Being sick does cost too much. Especially since there are some steps you
can take to prevent getting sick in the first place.
- Powerful Bones. Powerful Girls, from the National Bone Health Campaign. (I, HS)
- Lots of cool information on how to be a powerful girl and take good care of your bones.
- The Skin Cancer Foundation - Children's Page, from the Skin Cancer Foundation. (E, I, HS)
- The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only national and international
organization that is concerned exclusively with the world's most common
malignancy -- cancer of the skin. The Foundation is committed to educating
parents, other caregivers and children about protecting themselves against
the harmful rays of the sun all year round. The earlier that children learn
these lessons, the better, since people receive most of their lifetime sun
exposure before the age of 18. The more that children are exposed to the
sun, the greater their chances of permanent skin damage and even skin cancer.
- Skin Cancer Module: Practice Exercises, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (I, HS)
- Part of the EXCITE (Exellence in Curriculum Integration Through Teaching
Epidemiology) Science Olympiad, this module was developed for students to learn more about
skin cancer and epidemiology for the 2002 National Science Olympiad, Disease
Detective Section. In addition to the Science Olympiad, these materials have
multiple potential applications for biology, other science, and health
education purposes in the classrooms of high schools and possibly some
- Skin Cancer Prevention and Control, from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Pomotion. ((G))
- Providing leadership for nationwide efforts to reduce illness and death
caused by skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States.
The focus of these efforts is education and prevention.
- Skin Disorders and Diseases: Kids' Connection, from the American Academy of Dermatology. (E, I)
- American Academy of Dermatology's site covers topics from birthmarks to bites and stings,
and athlete's foot to playing it safe in the Sun. Key sections are The ABCDs of Skin
Cancer, and Sun Safety 101.
- Stalking the Mysterious Microbe!, from the American Society for Microbiology. (E, I, HS)
- This site introduces children to the “tiny creatures that individually are too small
to be seen with the unaided eye.” These include bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists,
and viruses. Also features news, suggested experiments, facts about hand-washing, and
information about microbiology careers. From the American Society for Microbiology. Source:
Librarians' Index to the Internet (http://lii.org/search?m=p&query=mysterious+microbe&searchtype=keywords)
- Sun Safety Alliance, (G)
- The Sun Safety AllianceTM (SSA) is being established as a nonprofit
coalition dedicated to the task of reducing the incidence of skin cancer in
America by motivating people to actively adopt and practice safe sun
protection. The SSA's founding members are the National Association of Chain
Drug Stores and Coppertone® Suncare Products.
- Sun Safety - Prevention and Early Detection of Cancer, from the American Cancer Society. (G)
- A sunburn will fade, but damage to deeper layers of skin remains and can
eventually cause cancer. That's why sun-safe habits should begin in
childhood and last a lifetime.
- The SunSafe Project, from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Medical School. (P, E)
- Appealing, easy to use materials, all promoting sun protection for children,
are available free of charge to download and copy. Categories include:
Elementary School Curricular Materials, Child Care/Preschool Curricular
Materials, and a Medical Practice Manual.
- SunSmart Campaign, from the Anti-Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia. (G)
- This web site provides sun protection advice to many groups within the
- SunWise School Program, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (E, I, HS)
- The SunWise Program is an environmental and health education program that
aims to teach the public how to protect themselves from overexposure to the
sun through the use of classroom-based, school-based, and community-based
- Surfing the Net with Kids - Your Healthy Smile, from Barbara J. Feldman. (E, I, HS)
- An annotated list of dental hygiene web picks.
- UV Index, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (G)
- Zip code searchable UV Index that is updated daily.
- WebMD Health: Type 2 diabetes in children, (G)
- The site includes an explanation of the tests and exams done when a child is evaluated
for Type 2 Diabetes.
- What You Need to Know About Melanoma, from the National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
- Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.
- What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer, from the National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. (I, HS, C, G)
- Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of skin
- Your Oral Health, from the American Dental Association. (G)
- URL: http://www.ada.org/public/index.asp
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