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

Discover the analgesic substance produced by the poppy plant.

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

Use a taxonomic key to identify Papaver somniferum.

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

Standard C: Students should develop understanding of diversity and adaptations of organisms.

Recognize that addiction is a physiological phenomenon.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

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

Establish a historical time frame for the evolving use of opium. Examine the historic events that point to the cause and consequences of the Opium War of 1839.

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