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The Effects of "Recreational" Drugs on the Development of Chick Embryos as a Model for Human Embryogenesis

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students conduct experiments on fertilized chicken embryos to determine the possible developmental effects that various recreational drugs (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin) might have on them.
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Drug Use and Abuse: Past and Present

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Pick your poison: tobacco, alcohol, opiates, cocaine, or marijuana. An online exhibition launches a research project that asks groups to select one of the five drugs and gather information on how the use of the drug and the regulations...
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Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legal?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Almost 600,000 Americans are arrested each year for marijuana possession. Pupils decide if marijuana should be legalized for recreational use after reading state-by-state laws and the top pro and con arguments. The resource also includes...
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Statistical Drug Abuse and Adolescents in the U.S.A.

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners examine statistics of teenagers using alcohol and marijuana. In groups, they brainstorm the reasons why they believe usage is higher than in years past. As a class, they role-play different roles in scenerios to help them...
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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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Brain Buzz: Effects of Caffeine, Nicotine, Alcohol and Drugs on Learning

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students understand how the brain functions and how they can promote a healthy lifestyle.  In this health lesson students complete several activities including investigating how stimulates affect the brain.
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Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore over-the-counter drug abuse. In this health journalism instructional activity, students read the USA Today article titled "Latest Trend in Drug Abuse: Youths Risk Death for Cough-Remedy High", respond to discussion...
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Consider the Source

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Who is more trustworthy when it comes to marijuana: a high school student, or The National Institute on Drug Abuse? Sources matter when reading informational text. Help teenagers discern which facts are true with an activity that focuses...
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Marijuana Facts

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Can marijuana really hurt you? Three medical facts and three discussion questions prompt teenagers to consider the ramifications of using marijuana recreationally.
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Is Marijuana Bad for Your Brain?

For Students 6th - 12th
With many states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, more research can be done into how the body responds to and processes the drug. Find out what is now known about how marijuana affects the brain through a short video.
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Taking Pills Isn't the Answer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore performance-related drug use. In this health journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Taking Pills Isn't the Answer", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity...
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States of Consciousness

For Students 9th - 12th
In this psychology learning exercise, students write short answers to 5 questions on states of consciousness. They list the different classes of recreational drugs and functions of sleep.
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The Effects of Alcohol and other Teratogens: A model using Zebrafish

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate the interference of various drugs on an embryo through experimentation. This is an open-ended lab to allow students to see effects of various chemicals humans choose to put in their bodies and create questions they...
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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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Making Choices about Tobacco Use

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine the dangers associated with smoking. In groups, they discuss what it means to be addicted to a drug and how the media influences our decisions. After watching excerpts of films, they identify the use of smoking and the...
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Operational Definitions Worksheet

For Students 9th - 12th
Operational definitions provide researchers with guidelines that indicate how to measure a process, activity, or thing. Psychology students are asked to develop operational definitions for the 15 scenerios presented on this worksheet.
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What's Down There?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Investigate the coral reefs around Mokolai Island, Hawaii by researching and writing about improving the reef ecosystem.  Students map threats to the ecosystem and use the list of key words to assist in their descriptions
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Architects of the Coral Reef

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Coral Reefs are the focus of a life science lesson plan. Upper graders look at how coral reefs are formed, how the animals and plants reproduce, and the variety of ways that humans benefit from coral reefs around the world. Groups of...
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Design a Reef!

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Using a miniature coral reef aquarium kit, young ecologists model this unique ecosystem. They research various coral reef organisms and their niches, and they culminate the project by working together to write a report. Use this activity...
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Make an Edible Coral Reef

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Coral reefs are full of an abundance of life and color. Why not celebrate it with an edible coral reef? Learners and teachers alike use cake, icing, and candies to create a tasty version of a coral reef that's complete with colors,...
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County Solutions Project Overview

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is a lesson that asks class members to identify a problem or an improvement that would be appropriate for their county government to address and to begin research into solutions.
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USA Today Lesson: "Meth" Moves East

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore methamphetamine use. In this health journalism lesson plan, students read the USA Today article titled "Meth Moves East", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the...
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States of Consciousness

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this social psychology worksheet, students answer 10 multiple choice question quiz on states of consciousness, REM and sleeping.
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Boating Safety

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Learners are introduced to the safety procedures to follow while boating. After taking a quiz, they complete open-ended questions about boating accidents in Illinois. They discuss as a class how those accidents could have been prevented.

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