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Picture of Heads Up: Drugs & The Body- It Isn't Pretty. Double Sided English/Spanish Poster
A graphic tour of how the body is affected by various drugs of abuse. Includes an annotated “body” poster for your classroom wall along with six skills sheets. One side in English; the other in Spanish.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Prescription Drugs
Explains how prescription drugs, when used improperly, can cause addiction and other harmful health problems.
Picture of The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
Equips teachers and students in grades 9 through 12 with interactive curriculum on the neurobiology of the brain as a result of drug abuse and addiction.
Picture of Prescription Drug Poster
Raises awareness of the health consequences of improper use of prescription drugs and contrasts it with the benefits of safe and proper prescription drug use.
Picture of National Drug IQ Challenge, Spanish
Un examen de 15 preguntas que anima a las personas a poner a prueba su conocimiento sobre el abuso de drogas y la adicción. Las respuestas muestran el enlace entre la ciencia y el abuso de drogas.
Picture of Brain Power! Challenge Grade 6-9: Science-Based Drug Abuse Information for Students
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9 about the brain and the effects of drugs on the body. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent newsletter, and a CD-Rom.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 12-13 Compilation for Teachers
A collection of articles and teacher lesson plans designed to teach students about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life.
Picture of Marijuana: Download the Facts Spanish & English Poster
Double-sided poster for teens and young adults: one side English, one side Spanish. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.
Picture of Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)
Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 11-12 Compilations for Students and Teachers.
Picture of Drugs + Your Body: It Isn’t Pretty (Teaching Guide) Poster
Front: Powerful imagery shows teens and young adults how drugs of abuse damage major organs. Back: Four critical-thinking activity worksheets and lesson plans on drugs of abuse: a basic neuroscience lesson on how the brain governs the body; an in-depth look at how different drugs damage various vital organs; an activity using a diagram to explore how abusing drugs can damage relationships; and an exercise on how to read a statistical graph on emergency room visits to show the impact of drugs on society.
Picture of Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Program Posters: Grades K-1
Offers supplemental posters to an interactive science education program for students in grades K–1 about scientists, the brain, the nervous system, and the effects of drugs on the human body.
Picture of Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body- Year 12-13 Compilation for Students
A collection of articles designed to teach students about the wide-ranging effects of various drugs on the brain, body, and life.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Opiates
Describes how opiates, such as Vicodin, morphine, heroin, and codeine, affect the brain, the nervous system, and the limbic system, which controls emotions.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Nicotine
Describes how nicotine acts on the heart to change heart rate and blood pressure, and discusses dependency, treatment, and effects of long-term nicotine use.
Picture of Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Methamphetamine
Explains how methamphetamine acts in the body and the brain and what happens with long-term use of the drug.
Picture of Brain Power! Challenge Posters Grade 6-9 (5 groups of 6 different posters in 1 set)
A poster set providing visual aids for an interactive science education program for students in grades 6–9. See accompanying curriculum, Brain Power! Challenge Grades 6-9: Science-Based Drug Abuse Information for Students.
Picture of Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Prog: Grades 2-3 DVD
Provides a science program for students in grades 2–3 to educate on their brains, why they should protect them, and how drugs such as nicotine and inhalants can be of harm. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, a parent’s guide, and a DVD for Mac computers. Online videos available for other devices.
Picture of Brain Power! The NIDA Junior Scientist Prog: Grades 4-5 DVD
Offers an interactive science education program for students in grades 4–5 to explore the human brain and the effects of drugs on the brain. Includes six modules, a teacher’s guide, parent newsletter, poster, and DVD for Mac computers. Online videos available for other devices.
Picture of Drugs: Shatter the Myths
Answers teens’ most frequently asked questions about drugs and abuse with scientific facts and engaging images.
Picture of Explorando La Mente: Las Respuesta del Cerebro a los Medicamentos de Prescripcion
El abuso de los medicamentos de prescripción ocurre cuando se toman sin que el doctor los haya recetado o si se toman de una manera o en una cantidad diferente a como fueron recetados. El abuso de los medicamentos de prescripción puede tener efectos graves y nocivos para la salud, incluyendo la intoxicación o el envenenamiento, e incluso la muerte.