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Medicines and Drugs: What's Helpful, What's Harmful (Module 4)

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Introduction

In modules 2 and 3, students learned about the parts of the brain and how information is sent throughout the body. This module focuses on drugs - powerful substances that can change both the way the brain functions and how the brain communicates with the body. Some drugs are helpful when used properly: they fall into the category of medicines. Other drugs may have a harmful effect on the body. The purpose of today’s activity is for students to begin to understand how different drugs can affect the body.

Learning Objectives

  • Students learn about different drugs and how they affect the body.
  • Students classify drugs and their effect on the body into two groups: helpful medicines and harmful drugs.
  • Students think about whether any drugs can be both helpful and harmful.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (2012). Medicines and Drugs: What's Helpful, What's Harmful (Module 4). In Grades 2-3. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/grades-2-3/medicines-drugs-whats-helpful-whats-harmful-module-4

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