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Post-Assessment: Brain Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
If you have implemented this fabulous brain chemistry unit in its entirety, you should have saved the pre-assessment quizzes from day one. In this assignment, individual learners go back over their original answers, and correct any...
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Pre-Assessment: The Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking...
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Drugs, Risks and the Nervous System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In cooperative groups, middle schoolers contemplate the probability of 18 different situations occurring. After they make predictions, they compare them to the actual risk factors. This eye-opening exercise demonstrates that the odds of...
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Hormones and Stress

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As a more personal part of a unit on brain chemistry, your class discusses stressful situations and the body's response to them. They talk about how, while the reactions are initially helpful, some can be harmful to your health. Finally,...
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Unit 4: The Brain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Drugs interact with the brain to alter moods, emotions, and behaviors by changing the brain's chemistry, perceptions, and interactions. The final lesson in the Pharmacology unit shows scholars experiments, has them complete four labs,...
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Neural Network Signals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using a simple circuit with the battery representing the brain, future physiologists test to see which solutions conduct electrical "nerve impulses." Enlighten learners with plentiful information on electric signals in the nervous system...
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Unit 3: How Drugs Enter/Exit the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The third of a four-part series on Pharmacology teaches scholars how drugs enter and exit the body, how they act inside the body, how they affect the brain, and more. Over the course of the unit, groups complete two labs and one...
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Food for the Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
With a couple of neat diagrams on student handouts, your life science or health class will examine the contents and serving sizes of healthy foods. They dissect a slice of pizza and scrutinize the nutritional value of its components in...
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Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human body systems young scholars play a card game, "Locks & Keys" in order to learn that neurotransmitters carry a message from one neuron to another by fitting into a receptor site on the receiving nerve cell. While this activity...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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This Is Your Brain on Pot

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Your Brain is More Than a Bag of Chemicals

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
In a 15-minute lecture, a neurobiologist expounds upon the function of the human brain. So many of the pharmaceuticals prescribed for psychiatric disorders have unacceptable side effects. He shares current research that holds hope for...
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The Chemistry of Addiction

For Students 9th - 12th
Why are addictions so common? A video explains the biological processes associated with addiction and the evolutionary reasons we respond this way. It focuses on the brain and chemical responses. It also explores the links between...
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What is Addiction?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Why do our bodies become addicted to some substances? Young psychologists explore the mechanisms of addiction through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions series. Content includes the cycle of addiction, changes that...
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Drugs Change the Way Neurons Communicate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine that certain drugs interfere selectively with neurotransmission, and realize that the effect of a drug is dependent upon dosage and route of administration.
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What Is a Neuron?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't get on your nerves while doing this modeling activity! After teaching the structure and function of a neuron using the included diagrams, give individuals some clay and chenille stems so that they can make their own...
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The Science of Caffeine: The World's Most Popular Drug

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Discover the science behind the world's most popular drug. Scholars explore the neural effects of caffeine in an episode of the larger ACS Reactions playlist. The presenter explains how caffeine impacts different neurotransmitters in the...
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Dendritic Spines Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is your brain on drugs ... literally! Your neuroscientists-in-training examine the evidence of drug use on the human brain and how neurons change their connectivity when altered by drugs. They then work together to create testing...
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Cocaine in the Brain

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the effects of cocaine and heroin and withdrawal symptoms.  In this drug  lesson students participate in an activity that illustrates cocaine's actions. 
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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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Drug Addition Is a Disease. So What Do WE Do About It?

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Learners make predictions about the success rate for treatment of addiction compared with treatment for other chronic diseases. They evaluate case studies of individuals with different diseases to compare and contrast how the diseases...
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Redefining Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study about how addiction can have both physiological and behavioral effects. They synthesize their knowledge by creating a sensitivity training session for counselors working with teenagers who are addicted to drugs.
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Understanding Addiction

For Teachers 7th - 12th
When addressing drugs in your health curriculum, this set of slides can help explain addiction. However, It is elemental in its explanation. It briefly mentions why chemicals can become addicting, lists natural and man-made sources of...

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