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Lesson Plans

E-Cigarettes: A Dangerous Trend

Created by : 
Scholastic and the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Teens now use e-cigarettes more than any other nicotine-containing product. In this lesson, students gain a scientific understanding of the known hazards and potential risks of electronic cigarettes, which contain the same addictive nicotine found in cigarettes. Includes an adapted version for grades 4-6 reading level. 

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • Student article
  • Student work sheet
  • Vocabulary lists
  • Writing prompts
  • Reading suggestions

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Understanding the known hazards and potential risks of e-cigarettes
  • Critical Thinking
  • Science Literacy

Time / Duration: 

  • 1 class period


  • Printer/copier for student handouts

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • Common Core State Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards Practices
  • National Science Education Standards
  • National Council for the Social Studies


  • English