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