Managing Stress (Health)

adapted from work by Tim Klein

Students will understand where stress originates as well as common causes and reactions to stress. They will also learn to change their reaction or response to stress.


In this lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of stressors and responders. They will measure their own heart rate while experiencing different levels of stress through watching video clips and playing a game, and see how what might be effective ways of reducing stress. They will then produce a poster to place in classrooms to help other students manage stress in a simple 30-second activity.

Lesson Times

6 Days

Industries / Subjects / Grades

K-12 Subjects
  • Physical / Health Education

Standards and Objectives


California English Common Core Standards (2)
Next Generation Science Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify stressors and responses.
  • Students will identify behaviors that lead to increased stress and reduced stress.
  • Students will measure stress levels by measuring differences in their heart rate.
  • Students will produce a poster that outlines one method for reducing stress.

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