ERIC Number: ED337122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Infusing Alcohol and Drug Prevention with Existing Classroom Study Units: Science.
Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
This curriculum module, one of seven developed by the "Infusion Project," offers information and lessons on drug use prevention for integration into an existing seventh-grade middle school science curriculum. The module, based on a type of interactive learning called infusion learning, contains 12 lessons, each providing objectives, a list of resource materials, suggested student activities, suggestions for additional classroom or out-of-class activities and teacher tips. Many lessons come with one or more work sheets for reproduction. The lesson topics include: reaction time--alcohol and drugs; over the counter drugs; a peer drug use survey; cell membrane; plant growth; the respiratory system; the scientific method; lab safety; oxidation-blood alcohol content; fungi hallucinogens; stimulants and depressants and invertebrate animals; and pulse rate and smoking (the circulatory system). Also supplied are 14 informational plates for reproduction primarily on physiological effects of drugs on the body. Also included is "Just the Facts," a set of information units for teachers on alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, children of alcoholics, cocaine, designer drugs, driving under the influence, eating disorders, inhalants, lysergic acid diethylamide, marijuana, nutrition, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), steroids and tobacco. There is also a general brochure which introduces the program. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Valencia Community Coll., Orlando, FL.
Identifiers: Active Learning; Drug Infusion Project; Network for Drug Free Colleges
Note: This report is part of a collection of programs, policies and curricula developed by members of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement in response to the 1989 Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. For related documents, see HE 024 963-969.