Ask, Listen, Learn: Alcohol and Your Developing Hypothalamus

The hypothalamus keeps your hormones in a state of balance, and when alcohol is introduced, those hormones become out of sync, producing a wide range of physical effects on the body.

This lesson is intended to teach students about the endocrine system, the dangers of underage drinking, and the importance of protecting your body and setting personal health goals.

Length: 30-40 minutes | Designed for 5th and 6th grade
• Identify the functions of the hypothalamus
• Conceptualize the relationship between the endocrine
and nervous systems, as well as hormone production
• Recognize the effects of alcohol on hormones
• Demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to
enhance health

Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & Medicine
K-6, Educator
5th Grade, 6th Grade
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• Hypothalamus Comprehension
• Hypothalamus Vocabulary Cards
• Protect Your Body Reading
• Goal Setting Worksheet

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