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.
|Science in Personal & Social Perspectives||How the Lesson is Aligned|
Risks and benefits
|Students learn the short- and long-term affects of using cocaine and heroin. These drugs can change how the body and brain function and can lead to addiction. 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 neurotransmission is effected by cocaine and heroin and how these drugs ultimately affect the entire brain and body.|