Lesson Plans

The Pharmacology Education Partnership

Created by : 
Duke University Medical Center, The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

This interactive series helps high school students learn biology and chemistry concepts in the context of topics that are relevant to them.  It consists of 6 inquiry-based modules that incorporate principles of biology and chemistry.  It includes student handouts and animations that help bring the science to life.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • 6 interactive modules
  • Teacher instructional guide and notes
  • Content background information
  • Student handouts
  • Classroom activities
  • Additional resources

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Knowledge of basic biology and chemistry concepts related to how drugs act
  • Basic principles of pharmacology
  • Understanding of how drugs act in the brain and body

Time / Duration: 

  • 1-2 class periods per module


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 or 2 students
  • Printer/copier for printable module worksheet and answer guide

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • Next Generation High School Physical Science Standards
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Benchmarks for Science Literacy


  • English