• LSS/AS High School Science

    Subject: Science
    Grade: High School
    Timeline: Semester
    Unit Title: Hygiene

    Unit/Module Overview: 
    In this unit students will learn how to take care of basic needs including hand washing, nail care, toileting and showering.  They will learn appropriate ways to take care of themselves and their homes.  Students will learn how care for themselves and others when they are sick.  They will be presented with ways to take care of their homes and their work spaces.

    Unit Objectives:

    Stability and Change                                                                                                                                                 Much of science deals with constructing explanations of how things change and how they remain stable.                             
    Feedback (negative or positive) can stabilize or destabilize a system.

    Cause and Effect                                                                                                                                                Empirical evidence is required to differentiate between cause and correlation and make claims about specific causes and effects.
    Systems and Models
    When investigating or describing a system, the boundaries and initial conditions of the system need to be defined and their inputs and outputs analyzed and described using models.

     Concepts - Students will know:
    • clean hands equal less germs and less illness
    • to wash hands before eating or cooking, after using the bathroom and when dirty
    • the appropriate amount of hand sanitizer to use
    • when and how to trim/file nails
    • when/how to use the bathroom
    • male and female symbols/signs
    • how to tend to female needs and how to ask for assistance
    • stranger danger, use bathroom in a timely manner
    • when to wipe,  to wash hands after using the bathroom
    • how to clean up after an accident
    • how to take care of clothes, hair and body
    • how to take care of their home and work place
    Competencies -Students will be able to:
    • wash hands when asked
    • use a schedule if needed to wash hands
    • use hand sanitizer successfully
    • identify appropriate nail care
    • use or ask to use the bathroom as independently as possible
    • identify signs with and without pictures, identify various vocabulary for male/female
    • properly dispose of supplies, carry supplies, who to ask for help, where to get supplies
    • demonstrate personal awareness, wait if bathroom is crowded
    • explain and complete proper bathroom procedures
    • identify who to tell if you need help, get clean clothes, wash up, clean area, carry soiled clothes home
    • how to clean up after an accident
    • how to take care of clothes, hair and body
    • How to take care of their home and work place


  • Pre-Assessment
  • Notebook Entries
  • Whole Group and Small Group Discussion
  • Teacher Observation
  • Record Sheets
  • Scientific Drawings
  • Building Models
  • Graphing
  • Interpreting Data
  • Student Self Assessment
  • Performance Assessments
  • Notebook Entries
  • Post-Assessment

Elements of Instruction:
Developing and Using Models
  • Develop a model to describe phenomena.

Analyzing and Interpreting Data 

  • Analyze and interpret data to make sense of phenomena using logical reasoning.

  • word walls and flip charts
  • structured notebooks
  • differentiated grouping
  • learning center
  • whole group discussions 

Interdisciplinary Connections:
Language Arts:
  • Science/Literacy kit (informational text)
  • measure, record, and graph
  • identify parts of a graph and interpret data
  • interpret data from selected graphs
  • art projects
  • collages

    Additional Resources / Games:
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