Ask, Listen, Learn: Alcohol and Your Developing Central Nervous System

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

Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & Medicine
K-6, Educator
5th Grade, 6th Grade
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