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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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How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Injection, taking a pill, or inhaling are the three main ways to administer a drug. But how do these drugs affect the brain? Watch a video that explains how neurons use neurotransmitters to communicate to one another in the brain.
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Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco: What Are the Effects?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are introduced to the effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. In groups, they research how drugs and alcohol affect the body in terms of getting the nutritional values that it needs to be healthy. They also discuss how emotions...
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Recovery From Drug Addiction

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Are there factors that put some individuals at a higher risk for drug addiction than others? Learn more about the risk factors that may make some people more susceptible to addiction, as well as protective factors that help prevent...
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The Drug Dope Show

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In small groups, students research an assigned drug category including its physical effects, addiction treatments and the societal, academic and economic impacts of drug abuse. They engage in a "talk show" and discussion about drug...
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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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An Investigation of the Effects of Marijuana and Alcohol

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners, in groups, research the physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol and marijuana on the people who use them. They prepare a class presentation with their research.
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Drugs In The Olympics

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars brainstorm and discuss the issues raised by Olympic drug cheating from history as well as today. They bring in examples of individuals who have been accused of drug cheating and examine their situations. In addition, they...
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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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Steroids and the Body

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore how steroids can harm the body physically and mentally.
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The Best Birthday Present Ever

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars view a PBS "In the Mix" video about smoking and identify cigarette ingredients, the physical effects of smoking and techniques used in tobacco advertising. They compose a letter persuading someone to quit smoking.
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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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Our Brain and Body on Opioids

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use a presentation that explores the world of prescription opioids. Learners look at the way the brain responds to the drugs and the long terms effects opioids have on the brain and body. At the end of the instructional activity, groups...
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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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The Smoker: Secondhand Smoke

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate the physical effects of smoking and secondhand smoke. They discuss how secondhand smoke affects the body, and write a letter to a smoker asking them to stop smoking for the health of their friends and family.
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Smoking

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the tobacco use as a form of usage of substance abuse. In this smoking lesson, students make predictions about the physical effects tobacco has on the body. Students make counter-arguments when discussing the pressures...
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Inhalants

For Students 9th - 12th
In this health education worksheet, students define inhalants before writing about their physical and mental addition properties. They give examples of inhalants, tell about withdrawal, and list interesting facts.
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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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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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Smoking: The Truth Unfiltered

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students view a PSB "In the Mix" documentary about smoking and tobacco abuse prevention. They discuss the video, identify the physical risks and effects of smoking and analyze smoking advertisements for marketing techniques.
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Electronic Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Forty-four slides inform scholars about electronic cigarettes. Bullet points and attention-grabbing pictures cover what e-cigarettes are, their ingredients, and the harm they could cause. Following the presentation is a brief quiz and...
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Opiates Review

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Opiates drugs review instructional activity, students recall the definition, high, rush, or feeling, examples, addictive properties, and withdrawal effects of drugs. Students also list interesting facts, common short-term and...
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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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That's Dope - Part 1

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...

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