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Students examine the issue of performance enhancing drugs. For 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.
Ninth graders examine legal drug addictions. In this legal drug addictions lesson ,students research steriods, caffeine and alcohol, and addictive drugs. Students participate in debates and discussions. Students create a PowerPoint to present to the class about one of the drugs they have researched.
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds discussed.
Students investigate drugs in sports. In 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.
Young scholars apply and manipulate a formula for winning percentage. They solve for the individual variables given baseball statistics from the 2006 season. After becoming familiar with the formula, students analyze and manipulate the equation. An extension activity offers the opportunity to explore alternate values for the exponent. A spreadsheet makes the cumbersome computations in the extension much easier.
A fantastic presentation with great images should improve student understanding of lipids and their involvement in the body. The chemistry of different fats, phospholipids, and steroids are explained. Additionally, the specific uses, interactions, and complicating factors of most compounds is discussed. This is the student version, used to accompany a full PowerPoint, which is also on our site.
Students explore the controversy surrounding performance-enhancing drugs. In this current events lesson, 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.