Health and Nutrition
Age 12-14: Concept 2 - Semester 2: Unit 5

In this unit, you will learn facts about the human body and social relationships. You will learn healthy, productive ways to handle conflict and unwanted situations concerning alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. You will learn how to be a smart consumer and how to maintain a healthy body. For your final project, you will design a Personal Wellness Plan specific to your emotional and physical health. As part of this plan, you will set personal goals and design an action plan to help you reach those goals.

Other Items You May Need

The Age 12-14 semester 2 science units require materials from the Semester 2 Science Kit.
$58.50 #1808 Age 12-14 - Semester 2 Science Kit


  • Able to read and comprehend novels at an 8th or 9th grade reading level
  • Able to write multiple paragraphs on a topic
  • Can write a five-paragraph essay
  • Usually used by children in the eighth grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Feelings
  • Lesson 2: Being a Smart Consumer
  • Lesson 3: Healthy Body (2 Days)
  • Lesson 4: Healthy Relationships (2 Days)
  • Lesson 5: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs (2 Days)
  • Lesson 6: Nutrition and Exercise (3 Days)
  • Final Project: Personal Health Plan (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Analyze Food Facts Labels for nutrients such as proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. (Science)
  • Analyze the marketing and advertising of alcohol and tobacco companies in terms of the strategies they use to influence youth experimentation with their products. (Science)
  • Analyze the relationship between health-enhancing behaviors (communication, goal-setting and decision making) and the ability to cope with failure. (Science)
  • Apply lifelong nutrition and health related fitness concepts to enhance quality of life. (Science)
  • Apply My Plate meal planning guides to ethnic and vegetarian choices. (Science)
  • Apply risk reduction behaviors to protect self and others from alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. (Science)
  • Apply strategies and skills for developing and maintaining healthy relationships. (Science)
  • Apply strategies that develop and maintain reproductive and sexual health. (Science)
  • Apply strategies to consume a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation. (Science)
  • Attribute the prevention of nutrition related diseases to following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (Science)
  • Classify behaviors as either productive or counterproductive to group functioning. (Science)
  • Compare weight management strategies for healthy eating patterns, including attention to portion and serving sizes. (Science)
  • Contrast characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships for friendships and for dating. (Science)
  • Contrast characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships. (Science)
  • Design a stress management plan that is appropriate for the situation and individual traits and skills. (Science)
  • Design goals for increasing physical activity and strategies for achieving those goals. (Science)
  • Design nonviolent solutions to conflicts based on an understanding of the perspectives of those involved in the conflicts. (Science)
  • Differentiate between communicable and chronic diseases. (Science)
  • Differentiate between positive and negative stress management strategies. (Science)
  • Differentiate the health effects of beverages which are nutrient dense with those high in sugar and calories. (Science)
  • Differentiate the signs, symptoms, and consequences of common eating disorders from more healthy eating behaviors. (Science)
  • Evaluate Food Facts label with the advertisement of nutrition choices and allowable claims on food labels. (Science)
  • Evaluate the validity of claims made in advertisements for health products and services. (Science)
  • Explain environmental, psychological, and social factors affecting excessive sun exposure. (Science)
  • Explain health and academic consequences of inadequate rest and sleep. (Science)
  • Explain methods of protecting eyes and vision. (Science)
  • Explain the effects of culture, media, and family values on decisions related to becoming or remaining abstinent. (Science)
  • Explain the immediate social and physical consequences of tobacco use, including spit tobacco. (Science)
  • Explain the impact of early sexual activity outside of marriage on physical, mental, emotional, and social health. (Science)
  • Explain the increase of incidence of disease and mortality over the last decades. (Science)
  • Explain the relationships between food consumption, physical activity, and healthy weight management. (Science)
  • Explain the signs of an abusive relationship and access resources for help. (Science)
  • Identify the positive benefits of abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage. (Science)
  • Illustrate the effects of alcohol and other drugs on behavior, judgment, family relationships, and long-term success. (Science)
  • Implement a personal fitness plan that balances caloric intake and expenditure. (Science)
  • Implement a personal wellness plan in nutrition and fitness to enhance quality of life. (Science)
  • Implement a plan to consume adequate amounts of foods high in fiber. (Science)
  • Implement verbal and nonverbal communication skills that are effective for a variety of purposes and audiences. (Science)
  • Infer the potential outcome from impulsive behaviors. (Science)
  • Interpret the Body Mass Index in terms of body composition and healthy weight, underweight, overweight and obesity. (Science)
  • Interpret the relationship between poor nutrition and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and obesity. (Science)
  • Interpret the transition of adolescence, including emotions in flux. (Science)
  • Judge the effects of popular fads on health (tattooing, piercing, artificial fingernails). (Science)
  • Organize common responses to stressors based on the degree to which they are positive or negative and their likely health outcomes. (Science)
  • Predict the potential effect of anti-tobacco messages on the use of tobacco by youth and adults. (Science)
  • Recall symptoms associated with common communicable and chronic diseases. (Science)
  • Recognize common STDs (including HIV and HPV), modes of transmission, symptoms, effects if untreated, and methods of prevention. (Science)
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of hurting self or others. (Science)
  • Remember that abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage means a positive choice for young people. (Science)
  • Select methods of prevention based on the modes of transmission of communicable diseases. (Science)
  • Summarize protective measures for ears and hearing. (Science)
  • Summarize strategies for predicting and avoiding conflict. (Science)
  • Summarize the benefits of regular physical activity. (Science)
  • Summarize the responsibilities of parenthood. (Science)
  • Summarize the safe and effective use of FDA-approved methods of preventing sexually transmitted diseases. (Science)
  • Summarize the short-term and long-term benefits of resistance to drug abuse. (Science)
  • Summarize the short-term and long-term effects of being exposed to secondhand smoke. (Science)
  • Understand the health risks associated with alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. (Science)
  • Understand wellness, disease prevention, and recognition of symptoms. (Science)
  • Use effective assertive refusal skills to avoid pressure to use alcohol and other drugs. (Science)
  • Use effective refusal skills to avoid negative peer pressure, sexual behaviors, and sexual harassment. (Science)
  • Use strategies to communicate care, consideration, and respect for others. (Science)
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