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Grades 6-9

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.

Unifying Concepts and Processes How the Lesson is Aligned
Systems, order and organization The students develop an understanding of what drugs are and how they are used so that they can learn how to make decisions that affect their health.
Life Science How the Lesson is Aligned
Structure and function in living systems Students will learn how neurons in the brain work together to communicate through a process called neurotransmission.

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