The Effects of Stress on the Body



This lesson is designed to familiarize students with stress, the physiological effects on the body, common causes (stressors), techniques to decrease stress, and that some stress is necessary in order to achieve goals. Students will also dicuss ways to decrease stress as a healthcare provider.

1 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define stress.
  • Define stressor.
  • Describe the physiological effects of stress on the body.
  • Identify at least three stressors.
  • Identify three techniques to alleviate stress.
  • Identify situations where stress can be beneficial.

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