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Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of problems related to drug use are greater than the odds of many other events.
5th - 10th Science 126 Views 98 Downloads
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Young adults can learn about the dangers of drug use with this app. Basically, it was designed as a comprehensive library of information about many controlled substances and advice for avoiding the associated risks.
6th - 12th Health 3 Views 1 Download
Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
7th - 9th Health 51 Views 138 Downloads
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Fourth graders examine the statistics when it comes to teens and drug and alcohol abuse. In groups, they research the side effects of four different drugs. Using the information, they perform a skit, or puppet show to share their data with the class.
4th Health 25 Views 107 Downloads
Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco: What Are the Effects?
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.
6th - 8th Health 48 Views 265 Downloads
Drugs Can Be Good and Bad
How can you tell which drugs are helpful, and which drugs are harmful? Use a health worksheet in your kindergarten class to determine which drugs can make you healthy. They choose from a group of pictures that includes cough medicine, aspirin, cigarettes, vitamin C, and alcohol.
K - 2nd Health 11 Views 21 Downloads
Drugs and Safety Precautions
Drugs can both help and harm depending on how they are used. Fifth graders complete a worksheet that provides background information on prescription drugs. They read the text and then describe why medication manufacturers label pill bottles.
5th Language Arts 5 Views 13 Downloads
Essay on Staying Drug-Free
Stay drug-free! After choosing a research topic from the list, which includes drugs, alcohol, or smoking, middle schoolers work on researching their topic and formulating an argument. A peer-editing checklist, as well as several graphic organizers, help young writers structure the paper's introduction, middle, and conclusion.
5th - 8th Language Arts 11 Views 63 Downloads
This is a note-taking chart for an interactive lesson on the effects of different drugs on brain activity. Middle schoolers choose a lab mouse and put it into a viewer to see what brain chemicals are being affected. They record the neurotransmitters involved and the action of the drug.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 28 Downloads
Crossing the Synaptic Gap
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs.
5th - 10th Science 81 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Drug Dope Show
In small groups, learners research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug types, addiction/recovery processes, and the effects of drug abuse.
9th - 12th Health 32 Views 141 Downloads
Regulating Drugs: The Creation of the FDA
Students view a video about the Food and Drug Administration. They research its history and functions. They examine problems facing society today. They compare and contrast these issues with those faced during the Progressive Era.
9th - 12th Health 4 Views 21 Downloads
Drugged Out Daphnia
Ninth graders participate in experiments to investigate the the effects of nicotine, caffeine, aspirin, alcohol, and sleeping pills on the heart rates of Daphina. They describe the relationships between common drugs and heart rates. Students evaluate impact that drugs have on animals within the biosphere.
9th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Dangers of drugs, lying
Students read articles and write an essay about three college students who wanted to see what it felt like to get high. Students discuss legal and ethical questions of illegal drug use, and stealing medication from someone else. Students choose between four questions about the topic, and then write an essay on one of these or a related topic.
11th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education
Looking for an introductory instructional activity on substance abuse? This instructional activity contains some very good information and an activity that will engage your learners. Anything that has a hands-on component usually grabs their attention.
8th - 12th Physical Education 61 Views 92 Downloads
Learners explore peer pressure by completing worksheets. In this drug awareness lesson, students define a long list of illegal and prescription drugs while viewing images of each drug. Learners complete a word match worksheet and conduct a class discussion about drug use.
4th - 9th Health 6 Views 58 Downloads
Smoking, alcohol, drugs, and solvents are the topic of this informational presentation. The causes, effects, and health issues that arise from illicit drug use are all covered. While this appears to be a learner-driven presentation, it contains simple and solid information.
5th - 7th Health 12 Views 63 Downloads