NATIONAL SCIENCE EDUCATION STANDARDS
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The National Science Education Standards (NSES) External Link were produced by the National Research Council External Link in 1995 and published in 1996. The Standards were the result of four years of work by twenty-two scientific and science education societies and over 18,000 individual contributors.

National Science Education Content Standards Correlation Grades: 5-8
Instructional Objectives
Science Content Standard

Classify alcohol as a depressant based on its effect in the body.

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of structure and function in living systems.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Identify organs of the digestive systems and their functions.

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of structure and function in living systems.

Trace the path alcohol takes through the digestive system.

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of structure and function in living systems.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Describe the role of the liver in alcohol elimination.

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of structure and function in living systems.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Recognize that alcohol can cause long-term changes in the way the liver functions.

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of structure and function in living systems.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.