A major focus of the Grade Four health curriculum, Towards a Comprehensive School Health Program, is on physical growth and development which promotes an understanding of the various body systems, their relationships to one another and their overall contribution to health.
As a necessary prerequisite to self understanding and responsibility for health, it is essential that students access information that is current, complete, accurate and explicit with respect to the way a young person's body develops and performs.
It is proposed, through this project, that Grade Four students will learn to use the Internet as one of the chief sources of obtaining required information.
Specifically, through this project, Grade Four students will locate and utilize information related to physical growth and development in the following areas:
The major parts of the digestive, urinary and reproductive systems;
The concept of body systems;
Growth rate and puberty.
The STEM~Net Stellar Schools program is essential to completing this project as described. It is only through this incentive that a class of students will be able to simultaneously access the Internet under direct teacher supervision.
This project will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
development that will lead to sound decision-making regarding health and well-bei ng;
Students will gain experience and confidence in using the Internet to access and select
Students will begin to view the use of technology as an essential tool in developing