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Brain Power: Grades 6-9

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
Personal health
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.

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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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