Revised January 2014
- Drugs & Health Teaching Guides: Teen Drug Abuse - Provides educators with 4 groups of related blog posts that complement health curricula about drug abuse.
- PEERx Educators Guide - NIDA's PEERx Educators Guide provides a central listing of NIDA's teen prescription drug abuse resources.
- Drugs & Health Blog - Short and topical posts to help teens to make healthy, smart decisions (Grades 6-12)
- Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program (Grades 6-9)
- Heads Up - Articles and activities from NIDA and Scholastic to educate students on the repercussions of drug use (Grades 6-10).
- Mind Over Matter- The effects of drug abuse on the body and brain (Grades 5-9)
- Cool Science Careers – Online games for students to experience science careers
- CSI: Forensic Web Adventures – Online games about prescription drug abuse
- D’Scerner: Critical Thinking of Opioid Study – Critical thinking lessons using science literacy
- Reconstructors – Online games on inhalants, club drugs, and opioids
- Drug Scene Investigators – Problem solving game about drug abuse.
- It’s a Brain Thang! – Media tools to teach about the science of drug addiction
- Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Adolescent Brain – Curricula on drug abuse and addiction
- Addiction: Hijacking the Brain – Lecture series about the neurobiology of addiction
Winning Experiments from NIH Lessons About Bioscience (LAB) Challenge
The NIH Office of Science Education in collaboration with various NIH Institutes and Centers, put out a call to the nation to help bring engaging hands-on scientific experiments into the classroom. (http://science.education.nih.gov/index.html).
Winning experiments include:
- Dental Hygiene Eggsperiment - by Jake Busboom, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX
- Toxicity Testing: The Effect of Chemicals on Radish Seeds - by David Vannier, Office of Science Education, NIH, Bethesda
- Isolation of Strawberry DNA Using Household Products - by Carla Easter, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, MD