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 generally are non-addictive when used for pain management.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Examine how the abusive use of an opiate can lead to negative consequences.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Observe that individuals differ as to when drug abuse becomes drug addiction. Recognize that opiates produce pleasure by affecting the brain's reward pathway.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.