Lesson Plans

Drugs + Your Body Interactive

Created by : 
Scholastic and the National Institute on Drug Abuse

An interactive activity, developed in partnership with Scholastic, that provides scientific information about how drugs and alcohol can harm a person’s brain, skin, lungs, mouth, and heart, and even cause death. Students can explore the interactive activity, which includes videos, quizzes, and links to further resources, as a group or individually.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • Interactive website
  • Ideas for classroom use

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Understanding how drugs and alcohol can affect the body
  • Critical thinking

Time / Duration: 

  • 1 class period


  • Computer with internet access
  • Computers for student use or projector for class use


  • English