Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 3. The topic of head injuries is explored in greater depth than in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS3 Head Injuries Lesson Plan (doc) - 163 KB
  • KS3 Head Injuries Presentation (ppt) - 6.75 MB
  • KS3 A18 Functions of the Brain (doc) - 78 KB
  • KS3 A1 Keeping Safe Poster (ppt) - 398 KB
  • KS3 A27 Types of Head Injury Research Activity (doc) - 444 KB
  • KS3 A2 Skull Design (doc) - 570 KB

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By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. ensure the safety of themselves and others
  2. identify when a casualty has a head injury
  3. give first aid to a casualty who has a head injury
  4. seek medical help if required.

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