Recreational Drugs Teacher Resources
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The Effects of "Recreational" Drugs on the Development of Chick Embryos as a Model for Human Embryogenesis
Students conduct experiments on fertilized chicken embryos to determine the possible developmental effects that various recreational drugs (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin) might have on them.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education
Looking for an introductory lesson on substance abuse? This lesson contains some very good information and an activity that will engage your learners. Anything that has a hands-on component usually grabs their attention. Have them examine, share, and discuss the myriad of substances that Americans abuse.
8th - 12th Physical Education 57 Views 89 Downloads
This Is Your Brain on Pot
Students explore the causes and effects of marijuana addiction and research how THC affects different areas of the brain. They synthesize their knowledge by creating print advertisements that inform teenagers about the physiologic danger of drugs
6th - 12th Health 63 Views 240 Downloads
Intoxication: In the Arms of Morpheus
A comprehensive lesson that takes a look at psychoactive plants with this one focusing on the opium poppy. Information about the history, culture, use, source and effects are discussed. There are weblinks to reliable sources about drugs and their effects.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 3 Downloads
Statistical Drug Abuse and Adolescents in the U.S.A.
Students examine statistics of teenagers using alcohol and marijuana. In groups, they brainstorm the reasons why they believe usage is higher than in years past. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them realize the effect they are having on themselves and those around them.
10th - 12th Health 23 Views 64 Downloads
Brain Buzz: Effects of Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol and Drugs on Learning
Students understand how the brain functions and how they can promote a healthy lifestyle. In this health instructional activity students complete several activities including investigating how stimulates affect the brain.
1st - 5th Health 55 Views 137 Downloads
Performance Enhancing Drugs
There is science behind the adage, "Cheaters never prosper!" Biochemistry or physical education classes find out how steroids, blood doping, and other performance-enhancing methods claim to work, and how unreliable and even dangerous they are.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science 4 Views 3 Downloads
Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High
Students explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 84 Downloads
Prescription Drug Abuse Series "Changes for Life"
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.
7th - 10th Health 45 Views 212 Downloads
Students examine the social differences between Canada and the United States. They create and present Venn Diagrams comparing various characteristics (and stances on issues such as recreational drugs and same-sex marriage) of these two countries.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 37 Downloads
Taking Pills Isn't the Answer
Students explore performance-related drug use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Taking Pills Isn't the Answer", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article
7th - 12th Health 5 Views 36 Downloads
A Question of Sport
Students explore the controversy surrounding performance-enhancing drugs. In this current events instructional activity, students discuss the prevalence of drug use in the sports world and create poetry about sports. Older students may design a brochure that warns against the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.
4th - 11th Social Studies & History 7 Views 36 Downloads
The Effects of Alcohol and other Teratogens: A model using Zebrafish
Learners investigate the interference of various drugs on an embryo through experimentation. This is an open-ended lab to allow students to see effects of various chemicals humans choose to put in their bodies and create questions they can test in future experiments.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
Prescriptions for Disaster?
Students share opinions about prescription drugs and prepare public service campaigns to inform peers and adults about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Their ads also offer prevention techniques and possible methods of treatment.
6th - 12th Health 14 Views 99 Downloads
Student Speech: Is it Protected in Print and on the Internet?
Can learners be allowed to say what they want in print or on the Internet, free from interference by the school? With the advent of Facebook and other social networking sites where all expressions are chronicled and monitored, where to draw the line on what is legal and free of censorship can become blurry.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 63 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable