Drug Use Effects Teacher Resources

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Drug Use in Sports

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The ancient Greeks used performance enhancing drugs, such as opium juice, when they participated in the original Olympic Games. Pupils research a website with debate topics to decide if athletes' use of such drugs in modern sports is...
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Mouse Party

For Students 7th - 12th
This is a note-taking chart for an interactive lesson on the effects of different drugs on brain activity. Middle schoolers choose a lab mouse and put it into a viewer to see what brain chemicals are being affected. They record the...
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Importance of Deep-Sea Ecosystems – What Killed the Seeds?

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Most drugs used today come from nature, so the discovery of new ecosystems in the deep sea is exciting from a medical perspective. Scholars develop their own bioassay to test germination rates in seeds. 
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The Truth About Drugs

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Teenagers hear many messages about drugs from advertisements, their peers, their teachers, and their parents. But who is lying? What is the truth? A thorough, thoughtful unit takes a purposeful look at drug education, drug culture, and...
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Drugs: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do drugs do to the body and to the mind? What are the dangers of using drugs? How can teens respond to the pressure to use drugs? After reading a series of articles related to drug use and abuse, class members prepare a skit to...
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Science as a Catalyst for Life-Long Learning

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students determine the minimal inhibitory concentration and the minimal fungicidal concentration of two types of drugs used to combat fungal infection. They use several different types of in vitro techniques which are performed in the...
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My Choice is Drug-Free

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role music plays in influencing ideas and behaviors. They read and analyze lyrics of current songs that contain suggestions of alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use, participate in a class discussion about the...
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Use, Misuse or Abuse?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss drug use situations to determine misuse or abuse and then use scenarios to help assess harmful effects of drug misuse and abuse.
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Binge Drinking and Drug Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners critically evaluate young peoples' comments on under age drinking. They map out valleys tieing together communities and drinking problems in a variety of situation. In addition, they correlate drinking and education in schools...
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Class A Creates Trouble

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the history of drugs and drug use.  In this anti-drug activity, students research information about drugs, then enhance their knowledge by digging into the subject even farther by researching the health implications,...
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Drug Abuse Affects Decision Making

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this drug abuse and decision making worksheet, students read about an experiment designed to study the effects of drug use on decision making. Students draw conclusions from the data and determine if the hypothesis is correct.
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Drug and Alcohol Awareness

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the statistics when it comes to teens and drug and alcohol abuse. In groups, they research the side effects of four different drugs. Using the information, they perform a skit, or puppet show to share their data...
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Stimulant Addiction

For Students 8th - 10th
In this stimulants and addiction worksheet, students take a 10 problem multiple choice quiz to determine what they know about the effects of stimulants on the brain. Students then read an article "Stimulant Addiction" and compare their...
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Crystal Meth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and discuss an article on the devastating effects of crystal meth on a fetus development in mice. They relate this research to the possible causes of birth defects in babies whose mothers have used meth during pregnancy.
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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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Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students identify the effects of using drugs, alcohol and tobacco. They work together in groups to list the harmful effects of each substance. They share their harmful effects with the class.
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The Harmful Effects of Tobacco

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a skit, story or short film.  In this health and tobacco lesson, 4th graders view a PowerPoint about tobacco, discuss the parts of the body that can be harmed by smoking and work in small groups to create a...
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Drugs Awareness

For Teachers 10th Standards
The final lesson in a series of 10 focusing on Social, Physical, Emotional, Cognitive and Spiritual (SPECS) health investigates the effects of legal and illegal substances, their risks, and the consequences of their misuse.
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Dangers of drugs, lying

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read articles and write an essay about three college students who wanted to see what it felt like to get high. Students discuss legal and ethical questions of illegal drug use, and stealing medication from someone else. Students...
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Drugs

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Smoking, alcohol, drugs, and solvents are the topic of this informational presentation. The causes, effects, and health issues that arise from illicit drug use are all covered. While this appears to be a learner-driven presentation, it...
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Do A Good Job

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of drug use on good health and job success. They discuss signs that a person might exhibit if they are using drugs, develop a list of problems that may occur on the job due to drug or alcohol abuse, and...
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Comparing Brain Images

For Students 8th - 12th
In this brain worksheet, students use an on line source to study the effects of drug use on brain function. They color a normal functioning brain and a cocaine addicted brain to show the differences.
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The Nervous System and the Effects of Drugs

For Students 9th - 12th
In this nervous system worksheet, students review 12 terms associated with the structures and functions of the nervous system plus the effect of drugs on this body system. Students will find these 12 words in a word search.
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Several Types of Date Rape Drugs

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research different types of date rape drugs using the assigned websites. They discuss the information they find before choosing one of the drugs to research further. They write a report to share with classmates.