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Science, Biology, Health, Social-Emotional Learning

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Emotion, Stress, and Health

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  • This educational video about emotions and stress discusses the psychology and biology of emotions, how stress affects our health, and how facial expressions can be universally interpreted. 
  • It uses examples from Harry Potter to explain some topics and highlights the positive and negative effects of emotions on our health and overall well-being. 
Teaching Tips


  • This resource provides a table of contents below the video to help locate information within the video. 
  • The video includes an entertaining narrator and engaging graphics that aid in comprehension. 

Additional Prerequisites

  • It may help to gauge students' experiences with topics related to emotions and mental health prior to viewing the video. 
  • Younger students may benefit from having the video paused periodically to help them keep up with the fast-paced presentation of information. 


  • Provide students with a graphic organizer that reinforces vocabulary meanings. 
  • Put students into groups and have them make a chart showing the ways that emotions can be both beneficial and detrimental to our health.
  • Biology, anatomy, physiology, or psychology classes could use this video to introduce the topic of climate anxiety and depression.
  • Consider having students engage in this outdoor journaling activity that encourages time in nature as an important mental health treatment. 
  • Teachers could also use this video to help students unpack their feelings specifically about climate anxiety. 
  • Have students watch this video about how green spaces can improve your overall health to come up with a project that the entire class can participate in to add another green space at your school. 
Scientist Notes
Emotions can have both positive and negative impacts on our overall well-being. This video describes the psychology of emotions and how they play a role in our health. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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