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Lesson Plans

Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

Created by : 
The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center

Teens have the opportunity to explore the impact of various drugs on the brain and body.  This site provides an overview of many of the drugs that are abused and is useful for the other learn.genetics sites.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • 1 interactive game
  • Printable Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheet

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Knowledge of the health consequences of drug abuse

Time / Duration: 

  • 1 class period per 1-2 games


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 - 3 students
  • Printer/copier for printable module worksheet and answer guide
  • Latest Java® version required

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • National Science Education Standards


  • English