Ask, Listen, Learn: Alcohol and Your Developing Medulla

It is crucial for students to understand that there are appropriate and inappropriate sources of information, especially when the internet is at their fingertips, and especially with health topics.

The medulla is the most important part of the brain – it helps you breath, sneeze, and vomit. These functions are vital to staying alive, and when impaired by alcohol, the effects can be deadly. This lesson is intended to drive home the message that underage drinking is dangerous, while simultaneously teaching students where to access resources and go for help if they or a peer are ever in trouble.

Length: 30-40 minutes | Age range: 9-12
• Identify the life sustaining functions of the medulla
• Recognize the effects of alcohol on the medulla
• Conceptualize the severity of alcohol poisoning
• Demonstrate the ability to access valid
resources and services to enhance health

Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology, Health & Medicine
K-6, Middle School, Educator
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
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