Steroids and Performance-enhancing Drugs Teacher Resources
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Steroids: The Hard Truth
High schoolers view a PBS "In the Mix" video about the use of steroids. They identify health risks, consider the emotional consequences of drug abuse and discuss the legal ramifications. They also research a variety of nutritional supplements.
Baseball's Steroid Test Program: Fair or Foul?
Students examine the issue of performance enhancing drugs. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Baseball's Steroid Test Program: Fair or Foul?", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
When Building Up Leads to Breaking Down
Students examine where one develops his or her views about health and ways in which teen-agers exhibit these influences, focusing particularly on the rising trend of anabolic steroid use in teen-age girls.
Steroids and the Body
Learners explore how steroids can harm the body physically and mentally.
Students examine the problem of anabolic steroid abuse. They watch a PowerPoint presentation, identify and discuss resources available to help people with substance abuse problems, and develop a prevention plan to prevent steroid abuse at their school.
Stop Using Anabolic Steroids Skits
High schoolers create skits that portray the negatives of using anabolic steroids. They prepare their skits in groups of 4 or 5 and practice for four days before presenting their skits to the class.
The effects of steroids
Students use the National Institute on Drug Abuse website to find information on anabolic steroids. They then complete an activity sheet that will help them understand the dangers of steroid use.
Mother Nature's Marvelous Menu 2
Twelfth graders describe the relationship between fatty acids and fats. They indicate component parts of a fat molecule. They debate the use of anabolic steroids in athletes.
Students design posters that promote why you should not use steroids. They are evaluated by their poster design and creativity. They are mainly evaluated on the message which encourages people to avoid the use of steroids.
Research anabolic steroids using websites that are listed in the instructional activity, then, in groups, create scenarios to stop someone from using anabolic steroids. Finally, groups present scenarios to the entire class.
What damage can steroids do to your body
Student analyze the dangers of using steroids and the effects they can have on your body. They create a pamphlet to inform students and parents about steroid abuse. They can publish the pamphlets for the school community and surrounding neighborhood centers.
Tendon Damage from Steroids
Students explain how using steroids can create problems for tendons in your body.
Surveys against anabolic steroids
Students conduct surveys regarding their campaign against anabolic steroid use. They interview their peers at school to see if their campaign has had an effect. They present the results they found with graphical organizers to the class.
Gene Mutations Worksheet
In this gene mutation worksheet, students learn about frameshift and base substitution mutations. They simulate both types of mutations and determine the mutated amino acid sequences and compare them to the normal sequences.
To Tell the Truth?
Young scholars examine news stories that have come under public scrutiny for inconsistencies that reveal truths not originally reported, and explore how the truth relates to historical accuracy by writing reaction papers.
New! Performance Enhancing Substances
Athlete consumption of performance enhancing substances has been and continues to be a major topic in the world of sports today. This presentation illustrates the situation by detailing the history of doping and anti-doping initiatives, various types of illegal performance enhancers, and ethical considerations surrounding the administration of drugs to athletes.
Learners read an online article and examine the ideas at the heart of the congressional hearings regarding Major League Baseball and performance enhancing drugs.
Biochemistry, Secretion, and Transport of Hormones
For this biology worksheet, students look at various steps involved in the biochemistry involved in the use of hormones on the human body.
That's Dope - Part 1
Students investigate drugs in sports. For this performance enhancing drugs lesson, students discuss the uses for steroids in medicine and sports. Students utilize the web to play a steroid related game, view media clips of their favorite clean athletes and read a story about an athlete who used steroids.
For this lipid worksheet, students answer questions about the structure and functions of lipids. They read about the three main lipids in the body including triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterol and answer questions about each.