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7th Grade Science Web Resources

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These Sites are recommended for teens by the AMA

Theses site are recommended by the American Medical Association to help aid teens with questions they may have.  Some of the topics contained in the websites are not addressed at all or not addressed in depth in the schools health curricula.

BAM! BODY AND MIND

http://www.bam.gov

This site was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to answer teens' questions about everything from health to physical education to bullying. It's also a good place to ask a question and get a helpful "Xpert opinion."

THE COOL SPOT

http://www.thecoolspot.gov

This site offers usable information in a kid-friendly way to help kids understand the dangers of drinking alcohol. You'll also learn how to resist pressure from friends to drink.

GIRLS AND BOYS TOWN

http://girlsandboystown.org

This 24-hour national crisis hotline-800-448-3000-includes a chat room for teens in need of emergency help. It also directs visitors to counseling options in their local area. 

KIDS HEALTH

 

http://www.kidshealth.org

This site targets many different audiences and covers many different topics. It provides extensive information to kids, including tips for staying healthy; avoiding alcohol, drugs, and cigarettes; information about eating disorders; a glossary of medical terms; and much, much more. Parents can get practical information for dealing with the many health issues affecting kids.

 

MIND OVER MATTIER

http://www.drugabuse.gov

This excellent, informative site was developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. It's designed to encourage young people in grades 5 through 9 to learn about the effects of drug abuse on their body and brain.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ANOREXIA AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS

http://www.anad.org

This is an excellent resource for people who have an eating disorder or who know someone who has one. It offers information about eating disorders and treatment centers that specialize in eating disorders. Message boards, chat rooms, and important hotline information are also available.

 

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS ASSOCIATION

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

This site has lots of good information for both kids and parents about eating disorders: what they are, what causes them, what they can do to your body, how to recognize the signs, and how to get help.

 

PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE AMERICA

http://www.drogtree.org/Teen/

This site is loaded with information about alcohol and drugs, including steroids and inhalants. Its Help for Teens section is in a question-and-answer format to help kids understand the effects of drugs and how to get help if they or a friend has a problem.

 

SAFE YOUTH, NATIONAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTER

http://www.sateyooth.org

This is a one-stop ship for information on preventing youth Violence, from bullying to teen dating to violence to gang activity. This site has lots of links to other helpful sites.

STOP BULLYING NOW/HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

http://stopbollyingnow.hrsa.goy

This government-sponsored site offers lots of fun, interactive games to help kids understand what bullring is and how to prevent it or stop it. The information is for kids who are being bullied, who witness bullying, or who bully other kids. It also provides information to adults about what they can do to help.

TALKING WITH KIDS

http://www.talkingwithkids.org

This Web site is aimed at parents, providing helpful information about how to communicate with their kids about tough issues such as sex, violence, and drugs. Although directed primarily at parents, kids can also benefit from the information.

TIPS 4 YOUTH/CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION/TIPS 4 YOUTH

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/tips4youth.htm

This government-sponsored site provides kids with lots of information about the dangers of smoking, as well as motivation and tips for quitting. It has colorful posters and interactive animated features that appeal to kids. about the effects of drug abus~ on their body and brain.

YOUTH.ORG

http://www.youth.org

The goal of this site is to "provide young people with a safe space online to be themselves," One area on the Site focuses entirely on helping young people who are questioning their sexuality.

Other Useful Sites

CDC Adolescent Reproductive Health

http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/adolescentreprohealth/index.htm

Teens Health: Sexual Health

http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/

Evolution/History of Life

Plants (structure & Function)

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Nature of Science/Scientific Method