Toxic Or Not Image Map


By the end of this lesson the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the importance of good nutrition in protecting ourselves from environmental hazards
  • Identify health problems that can occur through poor nutrition

Lesson Description

This lesson describes the importance of good nutrition in minimizing risk to environmental hazards.  Vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are discussed as well as what can happen if you eat too little of, or too much of any of these dietary nutrients .


There is a pre-test and a post-test for each lesson which must be printed before they are administered. Click here for the key to both tests.

Activities and Assignments

After students have read the lesson, have them work individually or in small groups on the "Slime Sleuths at Toxic Island" activity.   The activity is a mystery game where students will be asked to find out what toxic substance made the patient sick and the source of the substance.  Reading time for each lesson will vary, however, each "Slime Sleuth" activity should not take more than 20 minutes.  There is a different "Slime Sleuth" activity for each lesson, however, to encourage problem solving, the problem presented in the activity may or may not be related to the information in the lesson.  Each computer used for the lesson activity will need an Authorware web player plug-in. Click here for the plug-in.

Standards Targeted

The Texas Middle School Science and Technology Standards targeted in this lesson can be found by clicking here.

Introduction | Pre-Test | Lesson | Activity | Post-Test
PEER Curriculum | Toxic or Not Modules | Teacher's Pages | Standards