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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

With this playlist of teaching resources, students will come to understand the science of fear and gain strategies for managing their own jitters.

Shadows Can Be Scary | PBS Learning Media

Daniel Tiger’s dad shows him that the shadows in his bedroom might seem scary but they can also be fun.

( SEL Standards : Se-A  Se-M )

Handling Fear | PBS Learning Media

Through group discussions and role play, students explore different strategies for overcoming their fears.

( SEL Standards : Se-A  Se-M )

The Anatomy of Fear (Infographics) | Daily Infographic

This 3 page infographic details the science behind fear by illustrating the brain’s role in fear responses, fear’s effect on the various systems of the body and some of the most common fears.

(Science Standards : 3-LS4-2  4-LS1-2 )

What Are You Afraid of? | Wonderopolis

This article explores common phobias and why they have such a strong hold over some people.

( Science )

Why Are We Afraid of the Dark? | SciShow Psych

This video explains why fears, both rational and seemingly irrational, are all a normal human response to the outside world.

( Science Standard : MS-LS1-8 )

Why Are People Afraid of Clowns? | LiveScience.com

One man’s amusement is another man’s nightmare. Explore some of the reasons why clowns phobias are so common and how clowns came to have such a bad rep throughout history.  

( Science Standard : MS-LS1-8 )

Why Do Things Sound Scary? | PBS Learning Media

This video explains why certain sounds have the power to send chills down our spines.  

( Science Standards : HS-LS4.B.1  HS-LS4.C.1 )

Why Is Being Scared So Fun? | TEDEd

What could possibly be fun about being scared? See how the brain’s chemicals and evolutionary adaptations make the difference between running toward or away from danger.

(Science Standard : HS-LS2-8 )

Eboni Hogan

Content Specialist

Eboni has extensive experience in curriculum development, with a focus on culturally-responsive and arts-based approaches. Having spent years creating academic content and providing professional development to teachers, she now curates themed playlists meant to provide educators with valuable, time-saving resources.

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