Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Prescription Stimulants

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription stimulant drugs, like Adderall® and Ritalin®, changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. This booklet is part of the Mind Matters series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

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Lesson Plan Highlights:

  • Student activity sheets

Grade Level(s):

5,  6,  7,  8, 

Student Skills:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Understanding health effects and risks

Time / Duration:

  • 1-2 class periods

Materials:

  • Computer with Internet access per 1-2 students OR
  • Order free copies of the booklets for students

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish