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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