PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: What Are You Actually Smoking?

Category: Health

Suggested Grade Level: 9-12

Materials: Backing paper, scissors, construction paper, cotton balls (smoke), paper towel roll (cigarette), stapler, tape, and an Ellison letter punch


This bulletin board, entitled “What Are You Actually Smoking”, supplements my health unit on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs. Essentially, the bulletin board describes some of the harmful and bizarre chemicals found inside of a cigarette. A paper listing all the chemicals, ranging from formaldehyde to arsenic, can be found on the fact sheet posted near the center of the board. Each chemical listed on the fact sheet is represented by a picture on the bulletin board. The students were fascinated after they discovered what chemicals were actually inside of a cigarette. During the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs unit, I referenced the bulletin board several times and the board seemed to help reinforce the information presented in the unit. The students seemed to really enjoy the bulletin board and hopefully it will positively influence their decisions regarding cigarettes.

What Are You Actually Smoking? Image

Bookmark and Share   Email This Idea

Submitted by Douglas Nolt in Mount Joy, PA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/27/2009 4:25:28 PM. Viewed 12282 times since 3/26/2009.

Post a Comment:

Let others know how this idea went when you implemented/tried it with your kids. Include any variations, suggested teaching tips, positive comments, etc. so others can benefit from your tips. Please be helpful and positive with all comments. Look below to see all posted comments.


  Type the numbers you see in the image on the right in the box below:
  This Is CAPTCHA Image

Previous Comments:


Thanks for this great idea! You can also have your students cut out pics from magazines and newspapers. Again, many students are visual learners so this bulletin keeps them busy.