This program targets elementary-aged children. The program curricula come fully equipped with activities that employ a number of different learning styles including the PowerPoints below.
The program curricula is available in abbreviated and extended versions to accommodate school - based settings and otherwise. It is recommended that the appropriate curriculum below is thoroughly reviewed before presenting the material.
Program materials were borrowed from the following Poison Centers: Utah Poison Control Center; California Poison Control Systems; NY City Poison Control Center; South Texas Poison Control Center and the Carolina's Poison Control Center.
The abbreviated version should take approximately one hour to present.
The extended version is designed to be a component of classroom curricula and, therefore, may be spread out over the course of several days.
This highly entertaining and educational video was produced by the South Texas Poison Center. Gerty, a homeowner naive to the dangers of poisons, is helped by Dr. Wisetrousers and the children that are featured in this video. The video is a component of the Poison Patrol curricula. Please note that the video is an online version and, therefore, Internet access must be available. The video is hosted on the Illinois Poison Center Web site.
This PowerPoint clearly depicts the similarities between food / drink and poisonous products. This PowerPoint is a component of the curricula.
This PowerPoint, developed by the California Poison Control System, is a fun and educational game that tests the audiences' ability to distinguish between pills and candy. The point of the activity is to highlight the similarities between candy and medicine. The objective of the activity is to teach children that medicine can be harmful if taken by the wrong person or in the wrong amount and, therefore, nothing should be eaten unless they know for certain that it is safe. Can you tell which picture below is candy?