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

Learn that some pain-relieving drugs were originally derived from botanical sources.

Standard G: Students should develop understanding of history of science.

Recognize that there is a class of pain-relieving drug known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Understand that the term "drug" does not always imply an illegal substance.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of risks and benefits.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of science and technology in society.

Interpret data and draw conclusions from a virtual experiment.

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

Comprehend the role of animals in research.

Standard A: Students should develop understandings about scientific inquiry.

Distinguish between the effect of an analgesic and an anesthetic.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of science and technology in society.