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Smoking Lesson - Grade 4 and 5

Use a lesson that explores the dangers of smoking, related vocabulary, and attitudes about smoking.
Grades
4 |
5
Subjects
Science (4,780)

Health (182)

Smoking (6)

Type
Lesson (926)

Please Note: this material was created for use in a classroom, but can be easily modified for homeschooling use.

Objectives

  • Students will research and study factual information about the dangers of cigarette smoking.
  • Students will improve decision-making skills.
  • Students will clarify personal attitudes and values.

Materials

Procedures

  1. Study and discuss the effects of tobacco use.
  2. Define and report on words that are related to cigarette smoking:
     

    addictive

    depressant

    tars

    bronchi

    nicotine

    tolerance

    carbon monoxide

    pollution

    peer pressure

    dependent fetus

    respiratory

    withdrawal


  3. Have the children discuss the warnings placed on a packet of cigarettes.
  4. Have the children ask the adults they know why they smoke. Explore with the class other alternatives that can be used to satisfy these reasons.
  5. Ask the students to respond to the following statements. They are to use facts that they know about cigarette smoking in their answers:

    "I feel fine now even though I smoke."

    "It's such a strong habit. I can't change it. I've tried."

    "The damage is already done."

    "I'm only hurting myself."

    "All my friends smoke."

  6. Contact the local American Cancer Society or American Lung Association to have a speaker come in to give a talk or to receive materials to use for teaching about the dangers of cigarette smoking.

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