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

Recognize that opiates affect the brain no matter how they are introduced into the body.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Discover that opium consists of different alkaloids/compounds that relieve pain. Observe that chromatography is a way of separating the components of a mixture.

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

Learn that morphine is the most potent analgesic derived from opium.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

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

Recognize that severity and nature of pain is a primary consideration in the selection of a drug treatment.

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

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

Re-trace the scientific thinking and social policies that led to the discovery and widespread use of opiates in the 1800s.

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

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

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