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Safety & Disease Prevention

AIDS & the Immune System

Grade Range: Grades 8 to 12.
Duration: 90 Min.

This program addresses the intricacies of the immune system including its response to pathogens. Specifically, the immune system's response to HIV/AIDS exposure and HIV transmission are discussed with a strong emphasis on prevention.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, B, E; 10.1.12 A, B, E; 10.2.9 D; 10.2.12 D

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

AIDS: What Kids Need to Know

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 7.
Duration: 60 Min.

This program highlights the healthy immune system and the changes that occur when the immune system is exposed to the HIV virus. The myths and concerns participants may have about HIV/AIDS are addressed. Students learn the ways in which HIV is transmitted with a strong emphasis on prevention.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B, E; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Bacteria Busters

Grade Range: Grades 1 to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

The focus of this program is on different types of germs, how germs are transmitted, and how our bodies fight against germs. Learning proper hand-washing techniques will motivate students to have good personal hygiene.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 E; 10.2.3 A, B, E

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Safety First

Grade Range: Grades Pre-K to Kindergarten.
Duration: 45 Min.

Students will learn about how their bodies and senses help to keep them safe. Through interactive activities on safety, like fire safety and emergencies, this program is designed to increase awareness of age-appropriate safety rules, both inside and outside of the home, and their importance to maintaining a healthy body.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 D; 10.3.3 A, B

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Character Education / Bullying Prevention

Bullying Hurts

Grade Range: Grades 1 to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

In this program, students will examine violence and bullying that they may face in their daily lives. The impact of stress on physical well-being is presented. This program focuses on self-confidence and conflict solving skills.

PA Standards: 10.3.3 A, C

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

In Her Shoes

Grade Range: Grades 6 to 8.
Duration: 60-90 Min.

This program designed for girls utilizes media, music and class discussion to raise awareness about relational aggression and bullying. With a focus on respect and empathy, other topics include cyber bullying, sexting, effects of bullying, and how to rise above difficult social situations.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, C; 10.2.9 C, D; 10.3.9 A,C; 11.2.9 A, E, H

NHES: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

5 Men Up

Grade Range: Grades 6 to 8.
Duration: 60-90 Min.

This program that is designed for boys utilizes media, music and class discussion to raise awareness about physical aggression and bullying. With a focus on character and empathy, other topics include sexting, the skills needed to break the cycle of bullying, and feeling empowered to create change in this environment.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, C; 10.2.9 C, D; 10.3.9 A, C; 11.2.9 A, E, H

NHES: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Drug Education

Drugs: Dilemmas & Decisions

Grade Range: Grades 9 to 12.
Duration: 90 Min.

This program examines the harmful effects of substance abuse on the nervous and respiratory systems. Customize your visit by choosing two of the following substances: alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, inhalant abuse, marijuana, medicine abuse, methamphetamine, tobacco/vaping, or synthetic drugs.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, D, E; 10.1.12 D, E; 10.2.9 C, D; 10.2.12 D, E

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Drugs: What’s the Big Deal?

Grade Range: Grades 6 to 8.
Duration: 75 Min.

In this program students will be provided with factual information about the harmful effects of tobacco/vaping, alcohol and marijuana on the nervous and respiratory systems.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B, D, E; 10.1.9 A, E; 10.2.9 B, C

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 5.
Duration: 60 Min.

This program focuses on the dangers of tobacco/vaping and inhalant abuse. Students will be engaged while learning about the effects of drug abuse on the nervous and respiratory systems. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program.

S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B, D, E; 10.2.6 E

NHES: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, Webcast

Organ Tales

Grade Range: Grades 2 to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

Participants will discover important facts about the basic function of essential organs of the body. The impacts of caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco/vaping on the organs are emphasized. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program. S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.3 B, D; 10.2.3 B

NHES: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Huffin’ ‘N’ Puffin’

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 5.
Duration: 60 Min.

This program focuses on the dangers of tobacco/vaping and inhalant abuse. Students will be engaged while learning about the effects of drug abuse on the nervous and respiratory systems. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program.

S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B, D, E; 10.2.6 E

NHES: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, Webcast

General Health

Cells to Systems

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 8.
Duration: 60-75 Min.

This program leads participants on a journey through the cells and systems of the body. Customize this program by choosing two of the following body systems: Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Immune, Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, or Skeletal. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program. S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B, E; 10.1.9 B, E; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Inside Story

Grade Range: Grades Pre-K to 1.
Duration: Pre K: 45 Min. | K - 1: 60 Min.

Students will take an “inside” look at the human body: bones, muscles, and organs. Engaging activities will help students focus on the importance of good nutrition, physical activity, rest and cleanliness.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 B, C, E; 10.2.3 A, B; 10.4.3 C

NHES: 1, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

My Healthy Body

Grade Range: Grades 1 to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

In this program, students will be introduced to parts of the amazing human body, such as bones, muscles and organs. Through interactive activities students will learn about the importance of good nutrition, physical activity, rest and cleanliness.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 B, C, E; 10.2.3 A, B; 10.4.3 B, C

NHES: 1, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Sensational

Grade Range: Grades Kindergarten to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

Students will explore the five senses in this "sense-ational" program. Interactive activities will help students learn how the senses work, how they protect us and how we can protect them. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program. S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.2 A, B

NHES: 1, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Dental Hygiene

Grade Range: Grades 1 to 3.
Duration: UNKNOWN

Demonstrates how to care for your teeth and gums using proper dental hygiene and by eating healthy snacks. Our giant mouth model, Dentina, helps students learn how to prevent cavities.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 C, E; 10.2.3 A, B0

NHES: 1, 3, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Oral Health

Great Whites

Grade Range: Grades Kindergarten to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

Smiles abound in this program that focuses on the importance of oral health. Interactive activities reinforce fun facts about teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques, and healthy versus unhealthy foods and drinks for teeth. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program. S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.3 A, E; 10.2.3 A, B

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Tuff Tooth

Grade Range: Grades Pre-K to Kindergarten.
Duration: 45 Min.

In this program students will learn about proper oral care including brushing and flossing. Fun activities will relate healthy food and drink choices to oral health and help take the fear out of going to the dentist.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 C, E; 10.2.3 A, B

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Human Growth & Development

Risky Business

Grade Range: Grades 9 to 12.
Duration: 90 Min.

This program addresses the intricacies of the immune system including its response to pathogens. Specifically, the immune system's response to HIV/AIDS exposure and HIV transmission are discussed with a strong emphasis on prevention.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, E; 10.1.12 A, E; 10.2.9 D; 10.2.12 D

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Teen Talk

Grade Range: Grades 7 to 8.
Duration: 75 Min.

This program focuses on the issues of puberty and teenage sexuality, including responsibility and consequences of sexual activity. Abstinence-based discussions include relationship building and personal responsibilities. Students will be led through a discussion on clear communication skills.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, E; 10.2.9 C, D

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Grow & Know

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 75 Min.

This is a one-session program focusing on the adolescene stage of human development. Students will learn about the major events of puberty including social and emotional changes, and the natural physical changes of the body focusing on the human reproductive systems in an age-appropriate manner. The importance of healthy hygiene habits will also be emphasized in this program.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 A, B

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Uniquely You

Grade Range: Grades 3 to 4.
Duration: 60 Min.

With a focus on the childhood stage of human development, in this program students will discover learned behaviors important to overall health including an emphasis on the responsibility of hygiene and cleanliness habits. Other program topics include genes as a unit of heredity and basic dominant versus recessive traits.

PA Standards: 10.1.3 A; 10.2.3 B

NHES: 1

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Grow & Know Plus (TWO-PART PROGRAM)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: Two 60 Min. Sessions

This is a two-session program focusing on the adolescence stage of human development. In Session 1, students will learn about the major events of puberty including growth spurts, body composition changes, organ system changes, voice changes, hair growth and emotional changes. The importance of healthy hygiene habits will also be emphasized. In Session 2, students will learn about the natural physical changes of the body focusing on the human reproductive system in an age-appropriate manner.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 A, B

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Nutrition & Fitness

Balancing Act

Grade Range: Grades 9 to 12.
Duration: 90 Min.

In this innovative program, participants learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Topics include nutritional needs, the importance of reducing the risk for heart disease and other chronic conditions, as well as stress management.

PA Standards: 10.1.9 A, C, D, E; 10.1.12 A, B, C; 10.2.9 B, C, D; 10.2.12 B, C, D; 10.3 12 D; 10.4.9 A, B, C, D, E; 10.4.12 A, B, C, D, E

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Nourish to Flourish

Grade Range: Grades 6 to 8.
Duration: 75 Min.

The focus of this interactive program is on having a balanced approach to overall wellness. Participants will be guided through a discussion on factors, like body image and important dietary guidelines, that impact healthy nutritional choices.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 C, E; 10.1.9 C; 10.2.6 B; 10.2.9 B, C; 10.4.6 B; 10.4.9 B

NHES: 1, 2, 3, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site

Fueling My Special Body

Grade Range: Grades 2 to 3.
Duration: 60 Min.

This program helps to build the connection between nutrition, MyPlate, and good health for students. With a focus on the basic function of the major organs of the digestive system, students learn how the body processes and uses food. S.T.E.M. Extension available for this program. S.T.E.M. Extension

PA Standards: 10.1.3 B, C; 10.2.3 B

NHES: 1, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Healthy Hearts

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 60 Min.

This program explores how the body benefits from physical activity. Students learn how exercise strengthens the heart, lungs, bones, muscles and other body systems. Through active participation, students will learn about the components of physical fitness.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 B; 10.4.6 A, B, C, D; 10.5.6 D

NHES: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Fuel for Thought

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 60 Min.

In this program students will explore healthy food and drink choices by investigating the "who, what, when, where, why, and how” of good nutrition. Through fun and engaging activities, this program highlights the essential nutrients.

PA Standards: 10.1.6 C; 10.2.6 B

NHES: 1, 2, 5, 7

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus, On-site, Webcast

Science

Blood at the Scene (Circulatory & Respiratory Systems)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 120 Min.

There has been a break-in, and one suspect was captured but another got away. There was an eye witness and incriminating evidence was left on broken glass. Through interviews and analysis, the criminal will be identified.

PA Standards: 1.2.5 A; 1.6.5 A, D, E; 2.5.5 A; 3.1.4 A, E; 3.2.4 A, B, C, D; 3.3.4 A, B; 3.4.4A; 10.1.6 B, E; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Crime Makes Me Nervous (Nervous System & Substance Use)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 120 Min.

There has been a death, and foul play is suspected. Drugs were found at the scene. Could they have played a role? Where did they come from? Using investigative skills and analysis, the culprit is revealed.

PA Standards: 1.2.5 A; 1.6.5 A, D, E; 2.3.5 B, C; 2.5.5 A; 3.1.4 A, C, E; 3.2.4 A, B, C, D; 3.3.4 B; 3.4.4 A; 10.1.6 B, E; 10.1.9 E; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Digest This (Digestive System & Genetics)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 120 Min.

Help solve a cold case using evidence and new techniques. Learn about DNA and other tools used to identify the suspect and close this case once and for all.

PA Standards: 1.2.5 A; 1.6.5 A, D, E; 2.5.5 A; 3.1.4 A, B, E; 3.2.4 A, B, C, D; 3.3.4 A, B, D; 10.1.6B; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Skeleton in the Closet (Muscular & Skeletal Systems)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 120 Min.

Study bone remains found at the Byrnes Health Education Center. Read all about the possible victims, and measure and analyze the clues to solve the mystery. Just who is it and how did they wind up at the Byrnes Health Education Center?

PA Standards: 1.2.5 A; 1.6.5 A, D, E; 2.2.5 D, E; 2.3.5 B, C, D, E; 2.5.5 A; 3.1.4 A, B, C; 3.2.4 A, B, C, D; 3.3.4 B; 10.1.6 B; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus

Skin Deep (Integumentary & Digestive System)

Grade Range: Grades 4 to 6.
Duration: 120 Min.

The criminal managed to escape, for now, but they left behind important evidence. Students will need to study fingerprints and a blood spattered t-shirt to help us bring this person to justice.

PA Standards: 1.2.5 A; 1.6.5 A, D, E; 2.5.5 A; 3.1.4 A, C; 3.2.4 A, B, C, D; 3.3.4 B; 10.1.6 B; 10.2.6 A

NHES: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Delivery Platform: BHEC Campus