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Drugs & The Nervous System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The medicinal uses of different classes of drugs is listed on the first slide. Following slides list examples of each of the different classes. Symptoms of abuse and side effects are also listed. The format of these slides consists...
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Drug the Water Flea

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This is a flea. This is a flea on drugs. Any questions? Your class will have questions aplenty during an impactful experiment. Lab groups get to know Daphnia magna, the humble water flea, and study the effects of stimulants and...
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Information And Advice On Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify and analyze a variety of sources for information and statistics on drugs. They map out why its important to know the facts about drugs. In addition, they show examples of what happens when you use drugs of any kind.
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How Does Adderall™ Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does taking a drug designed to speed the body up calm a brain that's working too fast already? Health scholars examine the effects of Adderall and other amphetamine compounds using a video from the American Chemical Society's...
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Depressants

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this health worksheet, students define depressants, tell about getting high on the drugs, give examples, and explain addiction and withdrawal. They write about the short and long term effects of depressants before recording any...
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Depression and Cannabis

For Students 6th - 10th
In this current events worksheet, students read an article about cannabis reducing depression and complete eight true or false questions, 10 synonym matching questions, and a cloze activity based on the article.
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Ecstasy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers view a PSB "In the Mix" video about the effects and abuse of the drug Esctasy. They participate in a class discussion, identify the body's reaction to Ecstasy, investigate the laws surrounding drup possession and use and...
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My Life—My Mental Health

For Students 6th - 8th
Between peer pressure, an onslaught of hormones, and brand new responsibilities, the teenage years can be emotionally volatile. Equip young adults with coping mechanisms and a safe place to discuss their feelings with a guided lesson...
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Anti-drug Shock Tactics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students evaluate the effectiveness of 'shock tactics' to discourage drug abuse. They view a video about the death of a 21-year-old heroin addict. In small groups they discuss the video and complete comment sheet.
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
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Depressants

For Students 6th - 10th
In this depressants graphic organizer learning exercise, students respond to 9 short answer questions regarding depressants.
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Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Contemplating Nature vs. Nurture

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does having an addict in your family make it more likely to become one yourself? Explore the genetic risk factors, as well as the prominent environmental influences, for substance addiction in a lesson that encourages awareness and open...
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The Effects of Drugs

For Students 8th - 12th
In this drugs worksheet, students learn about how drugs act on the body, their medicinal uses, and the abuse of drugs. Students classify a list of drugs as either a stimulant or a depressant. This worksheet has 5 short answer and 8...
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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how drugs and alcohol impair athletic performance They discuss the reduction in aerobic activity through drug use and discover what is most affected by abuse. In their journals they write about how maintaining...
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Combating the Blues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the causes and effects of anxiety and depression and identify resources that can help with this problem. They discuss the characteristics of depression, develop a list of people and resources that can help them, and...
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The Brain: What's Going on in There?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine images of human brains that illustrate that specific regions of the brain regulate specific functions. They extend that knowledge to examine how drugs of abuse activate an area of the brain called the reward system.
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Facts About Marijuana

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana help with depression? Are there any long-term effects of using marijuana? Is it safer to drive high than it is to drive drunk? Several important facts about marijuana challenge pupils to confront the myths they may believe...
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Debating the Depression

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders discover how to debate important social issues in a civil manner. They explain the importance of knowledge in public discourse.
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Characteristics of Tobacco, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research about the characteristics and harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. In this health science lesson, 7th graders organize the information they found on the internet and create a PowerPoint...
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Lost and Found

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars define depression and examine different factors that cause it.
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Drug Abuse and Addiction

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners examine data from animal experiments. They watch a Web site mini-documentary to explore how drugs cause long-term changes in the brain.
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The History of America’s Weed Laws

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
To understand the laws regarding marijuana use in the United States, you can go all the way back to the 1800's to learn about farming hemp, or you can go back to 2018 when California became the sixth state to legalize recreational...
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How Can I Take Care of My Health?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Life is all about choices, and a healthy life tends to involve a lot of healthy choices. Guide teenagers toward a life full of nutritious food, regular exercise, and responsible decisions with a series of lessons on healthy habits for...
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My Life My Plan

For Students 6th - 8th
Being a teenager is harder today than it's ever been. Guide high schoolers through the last few years before adulthood with a resource that encourages them to reflect on their lives and passions, and to make a healthy plan going forward.

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