Science/Strand III/Content Standard 2/High School/Benchmark 5
Benchmark Question: What technology is used in the
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases?
Focus Question: What activities and technologies
support a healthy lifestyle?
Each pair of students will
research what is meant by good health, using the library and/or the web. As
a class, describe a healthy lifestyle. Based on this information, each
student will develop two lists of health maintenance and disease prevention
activities: without technology and with technology.
Examples of lifestyle
- Exercise program — heart
monitor, exercise equipment, walking
- Diets — cholesterol
screening, food supplements, genetically altered food, organic food
- Other life choices — skin
care (sunscreen), moisturizer, face lift, liposuction
- Medical evaluations — blood
pressure screening, glucose monitor, dental check-ups
Students will present their
findings to the class. As a class, students will rank/order these
activities from the most important to the least important.
Each student will write a
plan to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes activities and
technologies that he or she will use.