Relationship to the National Science Education Standards
This lesson aligns with three standards in the NSES: risks and benefits; personal and community health; and structure and function in living systems. The chart below shows how the activity aligns with these standards.
|Science in Personal & Social Perspectives||How the Lesson is Aligned|
|Risks and benefits||Students learn about the risks associated with several drugs prevalent in our society. Students can use this information to assess the risks and benefits that affect their own health.|
|Personal and community health||Students learn about the impact that drugs have on society and how the media can influence attitudes about drugs. Students will become more critical consumers of information and use their knowledge to make better decisions.|
|Life Science||How the Lesson is Aligned|
|Structure and function in living systems||Students will learn how neurotransmission is affected by different drugs and how these drugs ultimately affect the entire brain and body.|
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