This Is Your Brain on Pot
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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
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: The Brain on Autopilot
For some people, the force of addiction can be as biologically compelling as the drive for food or water. High schoolers watch a video segment about Ryan, a recovering addict, and learn more about how opioids and other drugs can affect...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Your Environment, Your Health: Runoff, Impervious Surfaces, and Smart Development
Can a sidewalk increase the amount of pollution in local streams? Scholars learn the answer to this question though research and experimentation in the fifth unit in the six-part series. Pupils study runoff, impervious surfaces, and the...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Sugar Affects the Brain
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body ... and Your Brain
Exercising is undeniably beneficial for our brains and bodies. But how do these benefits compare to the participation and joining of a sports team? Watch an educational video to discover the psychological and health benefits of joining a...
4 mins 7th - 12th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
Drugs + Your Body—It Isn’t Pretty
Drugs can affect all parts of the body including teeth, skin, heart, brain, and lungs. Use an interactive that explores topics like addiction and the brain, steroid use and skin breakouts, methamphetamine use and rotting teeth, smoking...
6th - 12th Health CCSS: Adaptable
What Does Lead Poisoning Do To Your Brain?
Despite government regulations and improved housing quality, lead poisoning is still an issue today. But what are the implications of lead exposure to a person's brain and neural activity? Learn more in a video that uses animation to...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Protecting the Brain Against Concussion
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How the Body Works: The Brain
The video displays a diagram of the nervous system and the dialogue is a telephone conversation about how it works. While it is not particularly engaging, there are plenty of related resources that make this quite a find! From within the...
4 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch...
13 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable