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Health: Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide an overview of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Learn about the differences between communicable and non-communicable diseases. There is information about basic causes, symptoms and treatment of diseases as well as prevention and transmission of diseases. Includes lesson plans, games, and quizzes. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Prevention and Control of Diseases, Viral Diseases, Vaccinations, Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection, and AIDS/HIV.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

Links

See this student-created site. Learn what communicable diseases are and what causes them. Includes information on some common communicable diseases, the effects of them, and how to treat them.
Read a definition of communicable diseases and examples of the diseases. NOTE: This site contains ads.
The World Health Organization provides information and facts about infectious diseases occurred around the world. Includes facts, Q&A, and multimedia. NOTE: This reading level is appropriate for older students.
The World Health Organization provides information and facts about chronic or noncommunicable diseases that have occurred the world. Includes facts, Q&A, and multimedia. NOTE: This reading level is appropriate for older students.
This page has brief information on the meaning of "contagious" and correct practices when having contagious diseases. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Follow links on this site to learn how communicable diseases make you sick and what you can do to prevent germs from getting into your body. Includes a short quiz.
This unit focuses on human behavior that affects the transmission, prevention, and recovery from disease or illness. Scroll down to find an activity for the unit.
This eight-page PDF file brochure provides information on preventing infectious diseases by following seven easy steps.
Click on a disease name to learn more about the disease, causes, prevention, and control. NOTE: This reading level is appropriate for older students.
Click on a link for a disease to learn more about it and its condition. Some articles have video clips. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site has kid-friendly movies explaining about various diseases, causes, symptoms, and preventions. Includes a quiz and a activity at the end of movie. NOTE: Subscription is required.
This five-page PDF file is a fourth grade lesson plan that has activities about the differences between communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as treatment methods.
Students will choose a communicable or noncommunicable disease to research from internet resources and then write a group essay and present it to a class. NOTE: This site contains ads. Even this lesson plan is created for higher grade levels but the activity can be adjusted to lower grade levels.
Play a millionaire style game to test your knowledge on communicable diseases and the immune system.
These sites provide information about infectious and noninfectious diseases. Learn about their causes, prevention, and treatment. Includes personal health practices that minimize disease. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Anatomy: Immune System, Health: Germs: Infection, Detection and Protection, Vaccinations, Viral Diseases, and many more links on 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.
Vaccinations prevent disease. Students and teachers can learn about vaccines for human papillomavirus and whooping cough. Included are eThemes resources on germs and viral diseases.
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 Resource on Microbes: Bacteria.
These sites are about AIDS and HIV. There is information on how the disease is transmitted and how it is treated. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. teenagers diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes maps, timelines, videos, and a link to an eThemes Resource on the immune system.

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