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Five segements from Ken Burns' documentary series Prohibition, easily accessed on the PBS website, are at the center of a terrific short unit on the roots of America's ambivalent relationship with alcohol. Engage your secondary class with a discussion of proposed government regulation of personal behavior based on several examples provided. Then explore the roots of Prohibition through video excerpts, active listening practice, and an engaging, thought-provoking deliberation activity. A comprehensive resource that includes video note-taking and discussion questions, active listening guidelines, background information about six historic constituent groups that class members role play in the deliberation activity, and a bibliography with other useful resources. Take a weekend off from planning. With a resource as complete as this one; you've got Prohibition covered.
Biology classes will bubble with excitement as they complete this assignment. Beginning with an informative overview of cellular respiration and fermentation processes, the highlight comes as an experiment in determining the rate of alcoholic fermentation in yeast. This is accomplished by providing various concentrations of sucrose solution and measuring the amount of carbon dioxide produced during respiration. This lab sheet will keep young scientists organized and on-task.
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions and their self-worth can affect their likelihood in using drugs and alcohol.
High schoolers analyze ads and learn about the effects of alcohol. Note that the PowerPoint mentioned in the procedure is not included, so you will need to prepare your own presentation. After the lecture, segue into fetal alcohol syndrome. Your class will research physical and emotional characteristics of this birth defect. Finally, they develop a public service announcement to discourage the use of alcohol. Teacher's notes, resource links, worksheets, and a grading rubric are available for your use.
Biology learners investigate the effect of sucrose concentration on yeast alcoholic fermentation. During the lesson,they compare and contrast the processes of cellular respiration and alcoholic fermentation. They design an experiment to test whether the rate is affected by bread ingredients or temperature.
In this alcohol and dehydration worksheet, students experiment with potato cells and various strengths of ethanol to study the dehydrating effects on living cells. They observe their results and answer four questions about the effects of the different concentrations of alcohol on the cells.
In this blood alcohol learning exercise, students read about the factors that affect a person's blood alcohol concentration. Students use a given formula to calculate the amount of alcohol in a list of four different drinks and apply their results to determine the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream after a given time. Students plot their results on a graph and answer two more questions.
In this alcohol worksheet, students read about responsible alcohol drinking and effects of alcohol on the body. Students answer 3 questions in pairs or a small group using the "Fact Zone" on the "Talk about Alcohol" website. They also discuss under age drinking as a group.