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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, Ph.D., Barbara Z. Tharp, M.S., Deanne Erdmann, M.S., and Sonia Rahmati Clayton, Ph.D.

© Vasily Merkushev

The Alcohol teaching unit tackles the tough subject of alcohol and alcoholism with candor backed by cutting-edge scientific research. Hands-on activities make students think about alcohol in a totally different way. The Science of Alcohol Teacher's Guide provides the following activities.

  1. Hey, What About Alcohol? - Pre-assessment

  2. Liquids: Physical Properties - A Comparison of Four Chemicals

  3. Solutions - How to Prepare and Describe Solutions Based on Volume

  4. Measurable Effects - Measuring the Effects of Alcohol

  5. Somebody's Body - Alcohol has Different Effects on Each Body System

  6. Alcohol is a Chemical - Identifying Different Kinds of Alcohol

  7. Estimating Risk - Estimating Risks and Comparing to Real Probabilities

  8. One in One Thousand - Calculating Blood Alcohol Concentrations

  9. And Now, What About Alcohol? - Post-assessment

Though most appropriate for use with middle school students, activities in the teacher's guide have been successfully used with students in other grade levels.

The Alcohol unit is comprised of The Science of Alcohol Teacher's Guide and a student magazine, X-Times: Alcohol.

Download: The Science of Alcohol Teacher's Guide

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Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism, NIH

Grant Number: 3-R25-ES10698-04S1T