Ask, Listen, Learn: Alcohol and Your Developing Hippocampus Lesson Plan

This lesson is intended to teach students about the dangers of underage drinking by detailing the important functions of the hippocampus.

This lesson highlights the value in preventive health in avoiding risk, and allows students to test their own memories and learn about various parts of the brain.

Length: 30-40 minutes | Designed for 5th and 6th grade
• Identify the functions of the hippocampus
• Identify certain parts of the brain and their various
• Communicate the effect of alcohol on the hippocampus
• Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and
prevention to enhance health

Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & Medicine
K-6, Educator
5th Grade, 6th Grade
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• Hippocampus Comprehension
• Hippocampus Vocabulary Cards
• Brain diagram
• Fill-in-the-blank brain diagram
• Readworks: “Focus: How the Brain
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