To create student awareness of things that could happen at home.
To enable students to give first aid to someone at home in case of emergency.
To teach students how to use the thermometer and to keep records of the temperature taken.
Filmstrip and cassette “The Thermometer” (i-m) if available
A bottle with alcohol and cotton
Paper and pencil
The teacher will begin by explaining to the students the importance of having a first aid kit in the home and the special importance of having a thermometer available. (The teacher will explain that high temperature is one of the first symptoms when we have an infection.) The teacher will stress that it is very important to take the sick person’s temperature before calling a doctor or going to the emergency room.
The teacher will also explain to the students when they should call or go to an emergency room for treatment.
Before presenting the film the teacher will talk to the students about thermometers. She will explain their use the different types of thermometers: those used to check the temperature of the human body, those used for weather, those used in cooking, etc.
The teacher will show the film about the thermometer. After the presentation of the film the teacher will ask questions and promote discussions.
The teacher will show a thermometer to the students and encourage them to touch it, read the numbers, etc.
The students will practice taking each other’s temperature being certain to clean the thermometer well after each use.
The students will practice keeping records of the temperatures in writing.