Drug Facts Challenge!

This interactive activity offers students a fun way to learn the facts about drug use and addiction.

In this "Jeopardy"-style game, students select from one of five categories—brain and addiction; marijuana; prescription drugs; tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarettes; and inhalants—and a point amount. The science-based answer displays, allowing students the opportunity to determine the corresponding question. A timer and sound effects encourage active participation.

The game works best when students have reviewed the NIDA for Teens Drug Facts pages before they begin playing. The Drug Facts pages can be shown to the students online, or downloaded and printed. Students can play in groups or individually.

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Lesson Plan Highlights:

  • Slideshow

Grade Level(s):

6,  7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12 

Student Skills:

  • Analyzing and interpreting information, data, and/or evidence
  • Critical thinking
  • Understanding health effects and risks

Time / Duration:

  • 1 class period

Materials:

  • Computer (optional)
  • Printer/copier 

Languages:

  • English

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