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.


What's in the Lesson Plan:

  • Colorful booklet addressing the biological effects of prescription drugs

Grade Level(s):

5,  6,  7,  8, 

Student Skills Targeted:

  • Understanding of biological drugs effects
  • Skills in reading comprehension

Time / Duration:

  • 1-2 class periods


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


  • English
  • Spanish