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

Examine factors that influence alcohol use.

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

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Investigate the structure and function of a neuron by creating a nerve cell model.

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

Identify the regions and functions of the brain affected by alcohol.

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

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Know how the teenage brain and the adult brain differ in their response to alcohol.

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

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Observe how alcohol alters neurotransmission to produce short-term and long-term effects.

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

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Explore the nature of alcoholism.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Interpret data and draw conclusions from a virtual DNA profiling experiment.

Standard A: Students should develop abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry.

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