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7 April is World Health Day. The day celebrates the work of nurses, midwives, world leaders are more in their endeavours. Perhaps it is a timely day given the circumstances we are currently faced with.

How health can be positively and adversely affected by our actions. Many of these are explained to us throughout KS3 science and biology lessons. 

But what is World Health Day and how can KS3 and KS4 science help us understand our health?

What is World Health Day?

World Health Day is a global health awareness day -which is under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (W.H.O). The World Health Day is held to mark the WHO’s founding and is seen as an opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance in global health each year.

In spirit of the day, the WHO organises various international, regional and local events on the day relating to a particular theme. The day is subsequently acknowledged by various governments and other organisations with interest in public health issues.

The theme for this year is supporting nurses and midwives.

For more information on World Health Day click here.

What can KS3 science can teach us about our health?

The topics relevant to health covered at KS3 level are:

  • Drugs
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Health
  • Microorganisms
  • Healthy Eating
  • Bacteria
  • The Immune System
  • Microbes
  • Balanced Diet
  • Food Groups
  • Disease

Among the subjects covered in nutrition, you learn about the importance of a healthy diet, digestion, and storing energy. The respiration and gas exchange module covers topics including aerobic and anaerobic respiration, and how to measure lung capacity.

KS3 education also teaches you about the problems associated with obesity and how it can be detrimental to your health.

How EDLounge can help

EDLounge has over 700 science lessons covered by British examination boards. 

You can browse science lessons here.

Overall, EDLounge provides over 11,000 lessons. You can view a free lesson each day on our Facebook page here

EDLounge is a online learning platform, ideal for students currently in home learning environments. It is perfect for studies who are currently unable to attend mainstream lessons, such as those that are school phobic, have long-term illness or are vulnerable. At EDLounge, safeguarding is our number one priority, with alert mechanisms, chat function and eyes-on learning built into our system. EDLounge was inspected by Ofsted in 2019. You can read the report here.

For more information on the pupil groups we tailor for click here. Alternatively, to contact us call 01909 568 338.