Tag Archives: Homeroom

The Stress-o-meter

29 Jan

Image: ‘- Despair’

Take the stress-0-meter test to explore the stress and its effects in your life. While you are working, take a note on the following items:

  • Which questions really made you think, “Wow. I really feel like that”. 

Stress-o-meter test

Once have completed the test, learn more about some of the short and long term effects of stress. Try to connect these with the options you selected in your stress-o-meter test.

Got Butterflies? Learn Why?

Finally, read these ten suggestions for reducing stress in your life. Connect them to the things that were causing you stress in the stress-o-meter test.

Feeling Frazzled? 10 Tips to Stay Cool, Calm and Collected

TASK: Choose one aspect of your life that causes you stress and connect the short and long term effects of it and finally record some suggestions on how to beat this stress. 

What’s in a Cigarette?

25 Jan

Many people smoke. But have the considered the smorgasbord of chemicals they are inhaling with every cigarette?

This site highlights some of the chemicals that can be found in cigarettes.

Task:

  1. with a partner, choose 1 chemical to research
  2. find out what else that chemical is used for. Try searching the NIOSH website to get you started (look for results that say “pocket guide”).
  3. create a short oral/visual presentation that educates about the effects of that chemical. If you create a powerpoint for example, you should use the least number of words possible.
  4. If possible, end your presentation with a catchy message
  5. You will present this to the class during next week’s homeroom lesson.

Image: ‘cigarette