Relationship to the National Science Education Standards
This lesson aligns with three standards in the NSES: risks and benefits; personal 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 the short- and long-term effects of using marijuana. 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 marijuana acts in the brain and how marijuana can ultimately affect the brain and body.|
T-shirts, Stickers, and Buttons: Grades 6-9
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