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Drug Facts Challenge game

Drug Facts Challenge!

August 2019

A Jeopardy-style game where students select from one of five categories—brain and addiction; marijuana; prescription drugs; tobacco, nicotine, and e-cigarettes; and inhalants—and a point amount. The science-based “answer” displays, allowing students the opportunity to determine the “question.” 

Grade: 6-12

Drugs in the Cupboard: Brain Power!

Drugs in the Cupboard: Brain Power!

July 2016

Students learn about the damage inhalants and prescription drugs can cause to the brain when not used as intended or by someone for whom they are not prescribed. Abuse of these drugs can be common because they are legal and easily accessible. Following the lesson, students will participate in a Challenge activity where they will use colored papers to organize facts about these drugs.

Grade: 6-9


Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Inhalants

November 2019

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how inhalants changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. This booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts.

Grade: 5-9