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

Observe how breathing toxic chemicals like organic solvents affects neuronal function by destroying the myelin sheath that surrounds neurons.

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

See the brain damaging effect of toxic chemicals by comparing Magnetic Resonance Images of a healthy person and a long-term inhalant user.

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

Standard F: Students should develop understanding of personal health.

Interpret data and draw conclusions from a virtual animal experiment investigating the effects of toluene exposure on animal behavior.

Standard A: Students should develop understandings about scientific inquiry.

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

Understand the immediate effects of exposure to toxic chemicals by investigating the mechanism underlying the Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome.

Standard A: Students should develop understandings about scientific inquiry.

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