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"The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator."   Louis Pasteur (1822-1895]

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."   George Washington Carver (c. 1864-1943]


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Tue, October 17, 2017

PERIODS 3 and 7

Dispatch:  You are a doctor working in a top secret government health facility.  One morning you are working in the laboratory when you hear what sounds like gun shots coming from the hallway.  Describe what happens next.

Your story should be at least three paragraphs long.  The story should have a beginning (the setup), a middle (the conflict), and an end (the resolution). 

Do the story on a sheet of paper.  It must be turned in at the end of class.  Worth 15 Points.  Click here for the rubric.

Standard(s):  1.4.A Identify the social and legal implications of using and abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Mon. October 16, 2017

PERIOD 3

Dispatch:  Do you think people should be able to put any substance they want into their own body?  Why or why not?

What is the difference between a drug and a medicine?

Each group will select a drug, then prepare a short presentatoin that answers these questions:
1. Describe the type of drug that your group selected and how it is used. What drug category does it fit in (narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, or organic solvents)?
2.  Is the drug used for medical, legal recreational, illegal recreational, or illegal instrumental use (taking a prescription drug without a prescription, such as taking a non-prescribed amphetamine to drive through the night)?
3.  What is the approximate cost of the drug? Do you think that the drug is easy or hard to obtain?
4.  What are the possible side effects of the drug and does it have a any common drug interactions?  Is it likely to cause an allergic reaction?

Adapted from:
“Lessons from the Street” is an introduction to drug education activity

PERIOD 7

Dispatch:  Do you think people should be able to put any substance they want into their own body?  Why or why not?

What's your health IQ?  pg. 216

Homework Assignment #8 (due Thur. 10/19): 
Part 1 - pg. 221, qs. 1-9;
pg. 229, qs. 1-10
Part 2 - Look up the definition of each term and then use each of the terms in a sentence.
Drug
Medicine
Side Effect
Prescription
Over-the-counter (OTC) Medicine
Psychoactive
Generic Medicine
Active Ingredient
Drug Interaction

Standard(s):  1.4.A Identify the social and legal implications of using and abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Wed, October 18, 2017

PERIOD 7 only

Dispatch:  What is the difference between a drug and a medicine?

Each group will select a drug, then prepare a short presentatoin that answers these questions:
1. Describe the type of drug that your group selected and how it is used. What drug category does it fit in (narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis, or organic solvents)?
2.  Is the drug used for medical, legal recreational, illegal recreational, or illegal instrumental use (taking a prescription drug without a prescription, such as taking a non-prescribed amphetamine to drive through the night)?
3.  What is the approximate cost of the drug? Do you think that the drug is easy or hard to obtain?
4.  What are the possible side effects of the drug and does it have a any common drug interactions?  Is it likely to cause an allergic reaction?

Adapted from:
“Lessons from the Street” is an introduction to drug education activity

Standard(s):  1.4.A Identify the social and legal implications of using and abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Thur, October 19, 2017

PERIOD 3 only

Dispatch:  What's your health IQ?  pg. 216

Drug Presentations

Go over homework

What types of things can interact with a drug?

Watch the short video - "Drug interactions: Foods as dangerous as grapefruits?"

Analyzing Data, pg. 228
Read the information, then answer questions 1-5 in your notebook

Movie ; "FDA Approved: How the FDA Approval Process Works"

Homework Assignment #9 (due Tu. 10/24): 
Part 1 - pg. 234, qs. 1-10; pg. 246, qs. 5-13
Part 2 - Look up the definition of each term and then use each of the terms in a sentence.
AddictionTolerance
Physical DependenceWithdrawal
Alcoholintoxication
Binge DrinkingCirrhosis
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

PERIOD 7 only

Dispatch:  Continure working on your presentations

Drug Presentations

Standard(s):  1.2.A  Explain the impact of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use on brain chemistry, brain function, and behavior.
1.4.A  Identify the social and legal implications of using and abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Fri., October , 2017

PERIOD 7 only

Dispatch:  Finish Drug Presentations

Go over homework

Standard(s):  1.4.A Identify the social and legal implications of using and abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.