General Health

Our Programs

General Health programs at the Poe Center educate children and youth on the major body systems and communicable diseases. While our Transparent Anatomical Mannequin (TAM) and her sidekick, SAM the Systems Man, are able to bring these topics to life at our Raleigh facility, their messages and information can be translated anywhere! Cranium Connection is our unique “Brain Theater” representing a twelve-foot-tall human head. This section of our website is designed primarily as a place where families can come to learn about our programs, find answers to general health-related questions and obtain fun and exciting resources to help children, youth and adults learn about the many wonders of the human body!

My Body, My Buddy

Grade Level: Preschool
Program Length: 30 minutes

Young children identify eating healthy foods, being physically active and sleeping as ways to take care of their bodies. Organ Annie helps emphasize the importance of taking good care of the body while highlighting our key organs.


Grade Level: Preschool – 1st
Program Length: 30 minutes

In this curriculum, children meet the Ray and the Sunbeatables® superheroes, who travel around the world using their superpowers of sun protection. Children are encouraged to participate in activities to help Ray and his friends stay sun safe every day and everywhere they go.

Safety Smart

Grade Level: Kindergarten – 1st
Program Length: 45 minutes

You are someone special! Through a series of hands-on activities and games, this program illustrates the message of protecting yourself from the everyday dangers of daily activities. Learn how to stay safe and healthy while still having fun!

Summertime Safety

Grade Level: Kindergarten – 5th
Program Length: 45 minutes

Safe outdoor fun is the focus of this program. Children learn about protection from the sun, signs of overheating and dehydration, safe warm weather exercise and nutrition, poisonous plants, bug bites and more. Be active, stay safe, and have safe fun in the hot sun.


Grade Level: 2nd – 3rd
Program Length: 45 minutes

They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! What are we talking about? GERMS! Whether it’s cold and flu season or just close quarters, germs can spread easily. Through this interactive experience, empower your students with the knowledge to reduce the transmission of these microscopic organisms.

Bones, Muscles and Joints

Grade Level: 2nd – 3rd
Program Length: 45 minutes

Don’t be afraid of this skeletal session. Participants learn the function of bones and the importance of keeping them healthy. 3-D models illustrate how the bones support the body. Volunteers demonstrate how to keep the spine in-line.


Decisions… Decisions…

Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Program Length: 60 minutes

How do I deal with my stress?  What do I say to my friends who are pressuring me to cheat?  How do I get my turn on the computer when my sibling is always hogging it?  Decisions… Decisions… is designed to help kids with these every-day situations by teaching a decision making frame work for dealing with stress, conflict and peer pressure.  Participants will travel into their future and recognize how decisions today will help them achieve their dreams.  Making difficult decisions ahead of time will help participants plan for plenty of rest, negotiating win-win solutions and take an assertive stand against peer pressure among other empowering strategies.

Mission POE-ssible

Grade Level: 4th – 5th
Program Length: 60 minutes

Take a journey to learn and explore the human body. Participants will identify several body systems as well as learn about what can affect these systems. Secret agents (participants) are tasked with a mission to defeat some of the saboteurs of our body systems. Agents have to make choices and answer questions along the way to complete the mission. The exhibits and activities provide the agents with opportunities to get into the concepts and see their systems “up close”. Participants explore myths and realities of sunscreen, learn the importance of protective equipment and learn about the spread of germs and food borne illnesses.

Body Machine

Grade Level: 6th – 12th
Program Length: 60 minutes

Delve into the skeletal, circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems. Investigate key health concerns and identify current research on keeping the body healthy.
Please note: Content and presentation are adjusted to suit the learning needs of 6th grade through 8th grade and 9th grade through 12th grade..





We recognize and thank our General Health Theater Sponsor


Check out Kids Environment Kids Health. This website is a great resource for kids, parents, and teachers
to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment.

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