This lesson is intended to further student’s understanding of the central nervous system, neurotransmission, and how alcohol subsequently impacts function.
In order to help students comprehend a complex topic, this lesson allows them to use their creativity and language skills with the scientific content.
Length: 30-40 minutes | Designed for 5th and 6th grade
• Conceptualize the functions of the central nervous
• Describe the functions of neurotransmitters
• Communicate the way in which alcohol slows the
central nervous system and identify specific effects it
has on the body
• Understand that different factors, like weight and
gender, contribute to the impact of alcohol on the body