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The Science Inside Alcohol Project

The Science Inside Alcohol Project
With support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), Science NetLinks has developed and reviewed a number of resources for educators to teach middle school students about the science of how alcohol affects their bodies. The goals of The Science Inside Alcohol Project are to help students make more well-informed choices, explain the science behind alcohol with a focus on chemistry and neuroscience, and create an e-book that teaches students how the human body functions as a chemical system.
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Tools

  • The Science Inside Alcohol Project E-Book

    The Science Inside Alcohol Project E-Book

    6-12  |  Interactive
    This interactive e-book guides you through the effects of alcohol on the body and some of the physical and social consequences of underage drinking.
  • Delaying That First Drink: A Parents' Guide

    Delaying That First Drink: A Parents' Guide

    6-8  |  Teaching Aid
    Delaying That First Drink: A Parents' Guide was produced by the AAAS Science Inside Alcohol Project, which is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse. It discusses research on the impact of alcohol on the growing body and offers tips on how to talk to kids about drinking.

Lessons

  • Alcohol’s Effects on Organs

    Alcohol’s Effects on Organs

    6-8  
    This lesson emphasizes the chemical and physical effects that alcohol has on the digestive system, the central nervous system, the circulatory system, and the endocrine system.
  • The Social Ramifications of Alcohol Abuse

    The Social Ramifications of Alcohol Abuse

    6-8  |  Interactive
    This lesson helps students understand how alcohol abuse not only affects the individual engaging in the behavior but also has ramifications for other people and society as a whole.
  • Alcohol’s Effect on the Mind and Body

    Alcohol’s Effect on the Mind and Body

    6-8  |  Interactive
    This lesson helps students understand the short- and long-term effects that alcohol has on the mind and body as a first step in understanding why teenage drinking is a serious problem.

Science Updates

  • Teen Brains & Drinking

    Teen Brains & Drinking

    6-12  |  Audio
    Research suggests that teenage binge drinking may cause significant and permanent brain damage.

AAAS Resources

The Science Inside Alcohol Project
This brochure provides information on project goals, products under development, current research on alcohol and middle school students, and resources for alcohol educators.

Background Information about Teen Alcohol Use
This teacher resource provides information about alcohol consumption among teens and preteens, the long- and short-term effects of moderate and heavy alcohol consumption, and facts.

The Science Inside Alcohol: A New Approach to Alcohol Education
The Science Inside Alcohol: A New Approach to Alcohol Education offers news, resources, and additional information about the project as a whole.



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