Lesson Plans

PI: Pedigree Investigator, On the Case of Nicotine Addiction

Created by : 
The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center

Interactive game uses nicotine addiction to provide students with the opportunity to explore the role of genetic susceptibility in addiction.

What’s In the Lesson Plan: 

  • 1 interactive game
  • Printable Teacher's Guide and Student Worksheets

Grade Level(s): 


Student Skills Targeted: 

  • Understanding of the role of genetics in drug abuse and addiction
  • Knowledge of the health consequences of drug abuse

Time / Duration: 

  • 1 class period per 1-2 games


  • Computer with Internet access per 1 - 3 students
  • Printer/copier for printable module worksheet and answer guide
  • Latest Java® version required

Alignment with National Standards: 

  • National Science Education Standards


  • English