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k-12 Students

Toxicology for K–12 Students


Please use this area to investigate science and explore careers.

Toxicology is the science that studies the effects of drugs, environmental contaminants, and naturally occurring substances found in food, water, air and soil and the use of that information to predict safe exposure levels. Toxicology is important to protect human and animal health and the environment.

"Paracelsus Outside the Classroom"—March 15, 2009, Baltimore event for students and families


Here are places that you can explore toxicology-related activities.

Please note that SOT has checked these sites for relevance to toxicology and content. However, SOT is not responsible for the accuracy of other Web sites. Listing a Web site does not imply endorsement.

Name Source Topic area/Description
BioRAP™ Risk Assessment CURE Leaflet with a variety of activities related to risk assessment
BioRAP™ Product Safety CURE Leaflet with a variety of activities related to product safety
Toxicology Enrichment Materials SOT Lab activity
Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health HERE @University of Washington Outreach, Education, and Tox-in-a-box kits
Chemicals and Human Health The Biology Project University of Arizona Activity plotting lung area in smokers vs. nonsmokers; quiz on toxicology topics
Environmental Cyber School House Wayne State University Simulation of environmental health related illnesses
NIEHS K–12 Environmental Health Science Education Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences  
The Toxicology Study Guide University of Guelph Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres Basic introduction to toxicology
Project Earth Risk Identification Lifeline (PERIL) Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres CD-ROM based game to estimate risk of various common behaviors of young adults
EnviroHealth Link Maryland Public Television Variety of activities.
Science Education for Public Understanding Program Lawrence Hall of Science  

Office of Science Education

National Institute of Health Various curriculum packages and On-Line resources
"Life in Motion" Howard Hughes Medical Institute A video that shows how scientists from diverse backgrounds can work with scientists and each other to help students discover the excitement of today's biology
Project Learning Tree    
Project WILD    
ChemEcology Education Center American Chemistry Council  
Science Books and Films Online AAAS  
National Association of Biology Teachers    
National Science Teachers Association    
Access Excellence National Health Museum  
Marco Polo Consortium including AAAS and WorldCom  
Chemical Education Foundation   Interactive education kits
Foundation for Biomedical Research Foundation for Biomedical Research Science in Action video from an animated video action adventure designed to excite children about the many wonders of science; teacher guide and activity sheets are available.
Human Genome Project    
Eisenhower Clearinghouse   Provides math and science educators a central source of information about teaching materials, innovative ideas, and professional development

Toxicology and Careers—Find out what toxicology is like as a career

SOT Career Brochure PDF Icon

BioRAP™ Career Focus
Risk Assessor
Resource Guide to Careers in Toxicology

Other career sites
Becoming a Scientist—Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Careers in Science—SciQuest Foundation

Interesting Sites for Kids Related to Toxicology and Environmental Health
Kids 4 Research
National Institute of Environmental Health Kids Page
Environmental Diseases from A to Z

US Dept of Health and Human Services (HSS) Pages for Kids

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Health Science Curriculum on-line

Other Interesting Science Sites:
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Everyday Science
Kinetic City
The Why Files


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