These sites focus on influenza, commonly referred to as the flu. Learn about different types of the flu, causes of the flu, as well as prevention and cure of the flu. Also find out differences between regular flu, swine flu, and bird flu. Includes videos, downloadable materials, and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Viral Diseases and Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection.
KidsHealth: The Flu
This article provides facts on the flu. Learn what causes the flu, how flu spreads, and how to take care of yourself when getting the flu. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site provides comprehensive information and resources on the flu. Learn about different types of flu, what you can do to prevent the flu, impacts of the flu, and more. Includes videos, FAQs, and resources for teachers.
KidsHealth: Bird Flu
Find out how bird flu spreads, who is at risk of getting the bird flu, and what to do to protect yourself. Includes a short movie. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page has information on the flu vaccination, symptoms, and treatment.
Influenza: Free Flu Materials
Here are seasonal flu materials available to download from the Center for Disease Control.
CDC: Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs
Learn what you can do to prevent seasonal flu contamination. Scroll down for more printable materials on promoting good health habits.
Scholastic: New Swine Flu Guidelines
Click on the video link to watch an interview about swine flu prevention.
In Good Hand: Flu Prevention Lesson Plan
This one-page PDF file provides ideas for teaching about flu prevention by using a song.
BrainPOP: Flu and Flu Vaccine
Click on a movie to learn about flu. Find out how people get infected by flu and how flu vaccine works to fight the flu. Includes activities and a quiz. NOTE: A subscription is required.
BrainPOP: Avian Flu
Watch a video about the avian/bird flu. Includes activities and a quiz. NOTE: This site requires a subscription to view the materials.
BrainPOP: Swine Flu
Watch a video about the swine flu. Includes activities and a quiz. NOTE: This site requires a subscription to view the materials.
eThemes Resource: Health: Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection
Sites are about germs (bacteria and viruses) and diseases. Covers tips for disease prevention, such as hand-washing, food safety, vaccines, etc. Includes lesson plans, hands-on activities and interactive games. There is also a link to eThemes Resources on Microbes: Bacteria and Fungi.
eThemes Resource: Health: Viral Diseases
What are viruses? Which viruses can cause cancer? Find the answers on these web sites. Learn about these viruses: the human papillomavirus, chicken pox, and dengue fever. Included are eThemes resources on polio, pandemics, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.