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Relationship to the National Science Education Standards

The lesson in module 1 aligns with two standards in the NSES: systems, order, and organization; 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
Personal health
Students learn the short- and long-term affects of using cocaine and heroin. These drugs can change how the body and brain function and can lead to addiction. Students can use this information to influence decisions that affect their own health.
Life Science How the Lesson is Aligned
Structure and function in living systems Students will learn how neurotransmission is effected by cocaine and heroin and how these drugs ultimately affect the entire brain and body.

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