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PLACE Elementary Education: Personal Health & Safety - Chapter Summary
The entertaining videos and text lessons in this chapter can help reinforce your knowledge of personal healthcare and safety practices. Individual lessons are devoted to overviews of nutrition, dieting, human body systems and injury prevention. This chapter is designed to help you answer questions on the PLACE Elementary Education exam about:
- Factors impacting human growth and development
- Functions of various systems of the human body
- Nutrition and the six essential nutrients
- How to self-assess diet and nutrition
- Nutritional guidelines set by the USDA and Health and Human Services
- Weight management
- Personal hygiene
- Intentional and unintentional injuries and injury prevention
Instructors guide you through each lesson with easy-to-follow explanations, examples and illustrations. Take the self-assessment quizzes as many times as needed to ensure your understanding of the material and check your preparedness for the PLACE Elementary Education exam.
PLACE Elementary Education: Personal Health & Safety - Chapter Objectives
The Personal Health & Safety chapter covers various aspects of personal health habits and behaviors, which are subjects addressed in the Wellness & Physical Education section of the PLACE Elementary Education exam. The exam is paper-based and in a multiple-choice format.
PLACE are exams used in Colorado to assess an educator's knowledge and teaching abilities for licensure purposes. Exams are given at the K-12 levels. The Elementary Education exam measures one's readiness in teaching literacy/language arts, science, math, social studies and humanities, in addition to wellness & physical education. A score of 220 is considered a passing score for PLACE exams.
1. Factors Influencing Growth & Development
There are numerous factors that play various roles in our growth and development. This lesson looks at the main categories of factors and specific examples of their impact on growth and development.
2. What Are the Organ Systems of the Human Body?
In this lesson, you'll learn about the 11 organ systems, which are made of multiple organs that work together to keep the human body functioning. Using easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, we'll explore the circulatory, respiratory and digestive, systems, among other types, after which you'll have the chance to take a brief quiz and see how well you understood the material.
3. What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.
4. Assessing Your Nutrition, Diet & Health: How to Avoid Disease
A nutritional assessment is used to determine the nutritional status of a person or group of people. Learn about the ABCDs of nutritional assessment: anthropometric assessment, biochemical assessment, clinical assessment and dietary assessment.
5. Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups
The USDA and Health and Human Services developed dietary guidelines for Americans that outline diet and lifestyle recommendations. Learn how these guidelines, along with the USDA food guides, can be used to help you develop a healthy eating plan in this video lesson.
6. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness
Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.
7. The Importance of Personal Hygiene
We are taught how to practice good personal hygiene habits from a young age because these habits can help us in many ways. In this lesson, we'll learn the benefits of good personal hygiene.
8. Risk Behavior and Strategies for Behavioral Change: Focus, Impact & Change
This lesson will discuss the short and long-term consequences of several different risk behaviors. We'll also go into some simple but effective strategies you can use to help avoid or stop these behaviors.
9. Unintentional Injuries vs. Intentional Injuries: Definitions & Differences
It was an accident! We've all exclaimed that. Accident or not, intentional and unintentional injuries occur on a second by second basis in the U.S. We'll explore which ones result in tragedy most often.
10. Strategies to Prevent Intentional Injuries
Violent crimes occur on a daily basis, but that does not mean you have to be a victim. This lesson will outline some basic, but important tips and strategies you can use to keep yourself safe at home and in the outer world.
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- PLACE Elementary Education: Communication Strategies
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- PLACE Elementary Education: Verbs, Tenses & Agreement
- PLACE Elementary Education: Research Skills
- PLACE Elementary Education: Literary Genres & Terms
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- PLACE Elementary Education: Life Science
- PLACE Elementary Education: Earth Science
- PLACE Elementary Education: Computation
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- PLACE Elementary Education: Patterns & Functions
- PLACE Elementary Education: Equalities & Inequalities
- PLACE Elementary Education: Statistics & Probability
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- PLACE Elementary Education: Measurement & Calculations
- PLACE Elementary Education: Foundations of Geography
- PLACE Elementary Education: US History (1400-1877)
- PLACE Elementary Education: US History (1877-1945)
- PLACE Elementary Education: US History from 1945
- PLACE Elementary Education: Colorado History
- PLACE Elementary Education: Culture & Society
- PLACE Elementary Education: Economics
- PLACE Elementary Education: Government
- PLACE Elementary Education: Global Concerns
- PLACE Elementary Education: Social Studies Research
- PLACE Elementary Education: Principles of Music
- PLACE Elementary Education: Visual & Performing Arts
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