Pool Safety Lesson Plan

Instructor: Adrianne Baron

Adrianne has a master's degree in cancer biology and has taught high school and college biology.

It is very unfortunate each time we hear about anyone drowning, especially when it is a child. Your students will learn pool safety tips as they read the tips and then create a flip book to share with their families.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Explain pool safety tips
  • Describe the steps to take when a pool emergency occurs


1 - 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards


Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).


  • Projector
  • Transparency with vocabulary list
  • Transparency with list of pool safety tips
  • Copies of pool safety tips (enough for each student)
  • Printer paper cut in half
  • Colored pencils
  • Short pieces of yarn


  • pool safety
  • drowning
  • CPR
  • water watcher
  • life preserver
  • lifeguard

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