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Brain Power: Grades 6-9


As students complete the activities in the module, observe whether they have mastered the following:

  1. Do students realize the importance of taking prescription medications only under a doctor’s guidance? Do they understand the effects that prescription drugs can have on the brain and body when taken improperly?
  2. Do students understand the various types of prescription medications and why they are prescribed? Do they understand the possible consequences of Ritalin use for someone who doesn’t have ADHD?
  3. Can students explain the consequences of prescription drug use in combination with other drugs, such as alcohol, antihistamines, or other over-the-counter medications?
  4. Can students list some withdrawal symptoms of inhalants? Do they understand the connection between these symptoms and how the brain changes from the use of inhalants?
  5. Do students understand the short- and long-term effects of inhalants on the brain and body? Do they realize the impact of these symptoms on brain functioning?

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NIDA. (2007, June 1). Brain Power: Grades 6-9. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-6-9

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