Lesson Plans

Drug Scene Investigators

Created by : 
inDepthLearning, and University of Michigan

Students are introduced to four short stories, each involving use of an illicit drug. The students must use clues from the stories, witnesses, and scenes, and from doing laboratory experiments to develop a hypothesis and identify the drug in the story. A license must be purchased to use the lesson.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • 4 lessons--interactive real life simulation
  • 1-year teacher license $50.00
  • 1-year school license $200.00
  • Students worksheet

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Knowledge of the biology of addiction
  • Understanding of the principles of scientific investigation
  • Skills in critical thinking and problem solving

Time / Duration: 

  • 5 class periods


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 or 2 students


  • English