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Allergies and Allergens

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt Ed.D., Nancy P. Moreno, Ph.D., and Barbara Z. Tharp, M.S.
Allergies and Allergens

© Olha Solodenko

  • Grades:
  • 3-5

The Allergy Busters Teacher’s Guide uses an integrated approach including survey techniques and graphing to help students learn about allergies and allergy-causing organisms. The guide features the following hands-on activities.

  1. What's My Allergy? - Using Survey Techniques to Gather Information

  2. The Birthday Party Menu - Meal Planning with Allergies in Mind

  3. Pardon My Dust - Investigating Airborne Sources of Allergies

  4. From Where Does Pollen Come? - Flowering Plant Reproduction

  5. Pollen in Your Region - Tracking Pollen Counts

  6. Cockroach Patrol - Cockroach Reproduction and Allergies

  7. Go Fish for Allergens - Use Your Knowledge to Win!

  8. Your Story - Using Information

Though most appropriate for use with elementary school students, these activities have been used successfully with students in other grade levels.

This guide is designed to be used with two short stories, Where’s Noah? and Cockroach School and the Bigfoot Monsters. However, activities in the guide also may be used as a stand-alone lessons.

Download: Allergy Busters Teacher's Guide

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