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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. As part of a larger unit on brain chemistry, this can be used in your human body systems or in your health and controlled substance unit.
Students explore criticisms of the pharmaceutical drug industry. They also become aware of the difficult and lengthy process of testing new drugs by inventing fictional drugs and testing plans.
Students explore different drug issues that have affected international relations.
Students explore the dangers of drugs, drug awareness and abuse and different types of drugs. They demonstrate reading comprehension sills including inference, literal meaning and critical analysis.
Students investigate drugs by identifying which ones are illegal and potentially harmful.  In this medicine lesson, students complete worksheets in which they role play situations where they have found or ingested drugs and decide what they should do.  Students create a list of adults they can trust when it comes to medicine and drugs.
Middle schoolers 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.
Students sing the song "I Am Strong." They discuss why drugs and alcohol are bad for them. Students draw a picture showing themselves saying no to drugs. They write a short description about their picture.
In small groups, students 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. Furthermore, they will explore techniques for resisting peer pressure.
High schoolers discuss the influences of club drugs on America's culture. They identify the characteristics of these drugs and how they are used. They examine drug sources and discuss how to increase community awareness.
Sixth graders examine various opinions about alcohol and drug use. They complete a drug use survey, tally, analyze, and discuss the results, discuss the school's drug use, and write a journal response.
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.
In this biology worksheet, students watch a series of videos and complete 10 short answer questions right after. They explain how ART drugs interrupt the life cycle of HIV.
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.
Learners examine that certain drugs interfere selectively with neurotransmission, and realize that the effect of a drug is dependent upon dosage and route of administration.
Students discover the affects of prescription drug abuse. In this drug awareness lesson, students use a scripted series of scenes for a play to understand facts and data concerning addiction in individuals and society. This lesson includes a project an assessment, web resources, and worksheets.
Students take a closer look at prescription drug prices in the United States and around the world. In this global issues instructional activity, students investigate health care costs, consider the impact of global prescription agreements, and participate in a mock Senate hearing on prescription costs and availability.
Learners distinguish between diffusion and osmosis and describe ways that drugs can be administered.  In this diffusion lesson students research career paths and create a presentation to give to the class. 
Students examine the issue of prescription drug prices in the United States. They discover how globalization impacts the available remedies to lower the costs to American consumers. They participate in a mock U.S. Senate Commerce Committee
In this drug addiction worksheet, students read an article about "rehab" and drug addiction and take a 10 question multiple choice quiz after they read to determine what they know about these two topics. Students discuss the reading and their thoughts about drug addiction and the brain as a class.
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.