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Truth and Consequences: Discussing STDs

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Review the symptoms and treatments of common STIs as you view clinical images with a professional health educator. Discuss symptoms and methods of transmission, and ways to lower your risk of exposure. Explore
how the web of person-to-person contacts can quickly spread an infectious disease within a community and put all sexually active people at risk. Are there effective treatments for all these intimately infectious pathogens? This is a serious biology class for a serious topic; we’re glad you’re joining us for a look at some of the most frustrating health issues for responsible humans.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00

Pre-payment required via P.O. or MC/VISA credit card. Program will not be scheduled without payment.

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time, $105 each.


1 hour, grades 7 - 12

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons any interested learners

Minimum participants:

No minimum required.

Maximum participants:

We suggest 30 or less for maximum participation.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will reschedule at no additional cost for programs cancelled due to annoying technical difficulties, or rescheduled prior to two weeks within scheduled program dates. We will add a 10% processing fee for rescheduling within two weeks of scheduled date. Cancellations made prior to two weeks of scheduled program receive 50% refund. No refund for cancellations within 48 hours.

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

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Program Details


1. Students are asked to define key terms to be used in the discussion.
2. Clinical images are reviewed of various STI symptoms and compared to students' previous concepts.
3. Pathology and treatments of viruses, bacteria and parasites are compared/contrasted.
4. Questions are invited throughout the program.


Participants will:
1. Describe the primary differences in infections caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites.
2. Identify the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
3. List and discuss the pro/cons of various methods used to prevent the spread of STDs.
4. Define the difference between HIV and AIDS.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Standard 1-Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
1.8.1 - Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.5 - Describe ways to reduce or prevent injuries and other adolescent health problems.
1.8.6 - Explain how appropriate health care can promote personal health.
1.8.7 - Describe the benefits of and barriers to practicing healthy behaviors.
1.8.8 - Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.8.9 - Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Grades 9-12
1.12.5 - Propose ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems.
1.12.6 - Analyze the relationship between access to health care and health status.
1.12.8 - Analyze personal susceptibility to injury, illness, or death if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.12.9 - Analyze the potential severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 3-Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
3.8.4 - Describe situations that may require professional health services.
Grades 9-12
3.12.4 - Determine when professional health services may be required.
Standard 5-Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
5.8.4 - Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy alternatives to health-related issues or problems.
5.8.6 - Choose healthy alternatives over unhealthy alternatives when making a decision.
5.8.7 - Analyze the outcomes of a health-related decision.
Grades 9-12
5.12.1 - Examine barriers that can hinder healthy decision making.
Standard 7-Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

7.8.1 - Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.

State Standards

Please reference the National Health Education Standards above.