The activities listed below provide links to other areas in the curriculum.
- Take out the large body outlines students used in Module 3 and hang them around the room. Using index cards, have students write how each of the substances they learned about today is taken and what part of the body it affects. Then, have students paste the cards next to the appropriate body part. For example, the fluoride card would be pasted next to the mouth, and acetylsalicylic acid would be pasted near the mouth (where it is taken) and the head (one of the body parts it affects).
- Write a class story about what life would be like if we did not have the helpful medicines available. How would our health be affected? How would the unavailability of these medicines affect our overall quality of life?
- Do a class research project about when tobacco and alcohol were introduced to North America. Where did these drugs come from? How were they grown in the New World? What effect did they have on life in America? With the teacher’s help, students can use books from the library or the Internet to do the research.
Brain Power Video Modules: Grades K-1
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As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.