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Resources for ACS National Chemistry Week 2004: Chemistry's Contribution to Our Health and Wellness.

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
URL: http://www.altruisbiomedical.net/index.html
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?
URL: http://www.aad.org/Kids/sunsafety.html
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.
URL: http://www.ada.org/public/index.asp
American Diabetes Association, (G)
A wealth of information about diabetes for parents, children and physicians.
URL: http://www.diabetes.org/about-diabetes.jsp
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.
URL: http://www.bam.gov/flash_dan.html
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
URL: http://www.tulane.edu/~dmsander/Big_Virology/BVHomePage.html
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
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/index.html
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)
URL: http://www.brainpop.com/health/seeall.weml
The Child Advocate Diabetes Page, (E, I, HS)
This page focuses on educational issues and classroom testing.
URL: http://www.childadvocate.net/diabetes.htm
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.
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/kids/d_02_100.htm
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).
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/chooseyourcover
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 including health.
URL: http://www.gp.com/educationstation/cleanhands/
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.
URL: http://www2.state.tn.us/health/kids/activity.htm
Dental Health for Kids, from LookSmart. (E, I, HS)
Links to help kids learn about teeth, cavities, dentists and tooth care.
URL: http://search.looksmart.com/p/browse/us1/us317914/us10002954/us10076244/us10087281/
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.
URL: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/miscellaneous/dental_health_month.htm
Dental Health Topics, from the Child Development Institute. (G)
Links to information on child dental health for parents.
URL: http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/health_safety/dental_information.shtml
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.
URL: http://www.ms-flossy.com/ncdhm.html
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 classroom setting.
URL: http://www.diabetestoolbox.com/
Do You Know about Diabetes?, from KidsHealth. (E, I)
Information about what diabetes is, how you get it, and how it is treated.
http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/gland/diabetes.html
FDA Kids, from FDA. (E, I, HS)
Fun information for kids.
URL: http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/
Food and Health Communications Links, (E, I, HS)
A list of links in Kids Nutrition with ratings.
URL: http://www.foodandhealth.com/links/Kids_Nutrition/Kids/
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 feature, Nutrition Over the Lifecycle (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/consumersite/nutrition.htm).
URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
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.
URL: http://peaches.nal.usda.gov/foodborne/fbindex/Handwashing.asp
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.
URL: http://www.foodsafety.gov/
Kids, Teens, and Educators, (E, I, HS)
URL: http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/fsgkids.html
Consumer Advice > Clean: Handwashing, (E, I, HS, C, G)
URL: http://www.foodsafety.gov/~fsg/handwash.html
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.
URL: http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/educate.html
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.
URL: http://www.freshstarts.com/
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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/global/kids.htm
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. Source: web100.com: the web's best sites (http://web100.com/reviews/W110.html)
URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/
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.
URL: http://www.healthfinder.gov/kids/
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!
URL: http://www.itsasnap.org/index.asp
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.
URL: http://www.healthyteeth.org/
Kids Learn about Diabetes, from Brendan Hannemann. (E, I, HS)
A site designed for an Eagle Scout project by Troop 1140 in Springfield, Va.
http://www.kidslearnaboutdiabetes.org/
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.
URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/ttic/Kids/fandn.htm
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.
URL: http://kidshealth.org/index.html
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 clinical trials.
URL: http://medlineplus.gov/
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 Awards: Biology
URL: http://www.microbeworld.org/home.htm
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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/teachers_tools/index.htm
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.
URL: http://www.skincancerprevention.org/index.html
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.
URL: http://www.exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/
Nutrition Explorations: Kids, from the National Dairy Council. (E, I)
Games, recipes, and other activities to help kids explore the world of nutrition.
URL: http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/main.asp
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.
URL: http://www.navigator.tufts.edu/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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/OralHealth/index.htm
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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/op/index.htm
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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/powerfulbones/index2.html
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.
URL: http://www.skincancer.org/children/index.php
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 middle schools.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/excite/skincancer/index.htm
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.
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nscpep/index.htm
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.
URL: http://www.aad.org/Kids/skinIndex.html
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)
URL: http://www.microbe.org/
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.
URL: http://sunsafetyalliance.org/
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.
URL: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/PED_7.asp?sitearea=PED
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.
URL: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sunsafe/
SunSmart Campaign, from the Anti-Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia. (G)
This web site provides sun protection advice to many groups within the community.
URL: http://www.sunsmart.com.au/
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 components.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/
Surfing the Net with Kids - Your Healthy Smile, from Barbara J. Feldman. (E, I, HS)
An annotated list of dental hygiene web picks.
URL: http://www.surfnetkids.com/teeth.htm
UV Index, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (G)
Zip code searchable UV Index that is updated daily.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/uvindex.html
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.
URL: http://my.webmd.com/hw/diabetes_1_2/uq2645.asp
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.
URL: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/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 cancer.
URL: http://cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/skin/page1
Your Oral Health, from the American Dental Association. (G)
URL: http://www.ada.org/public/index.asp