February is American Heart Month. The AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) website at http://www.heart.org contains lots of resources to increase awareness of heart health. Children and young adults can save lives if they know the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.
The AHA website is full of authoritative information useful to both students and educators.
The Getting Healthy section explores the topics of nutrition, stress management, physical activity, healthy kids, weight management, smoke-free lives, and workplace wellness.
The Conditions section encourages an awareness of heart and health conditions such as cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
The Educator section contains great resources librarians can use when collaborating with physical education and classroom teachers on school-wide programs.
The News section contains new articles, infographics, video, and photos that youth can use in their research projects.
The Interactive Cardiovascular Library features engaging, educational science content related to the anatomy and function of the heart as well as information about heart health.
Much of the website’s content would be excellent for STEM informational reading activities.
For more information, go to http://www.heart.org.