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View Resource Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine

Johns Hopkins University has a number of public outreach programs designed to get the good word out about their various research findings, and their online Public Health Magazine fits quite neatly into their comprehensive program. Each issue contains news briefs, feature articles, expert essays, and a number of online extras. Visitors can read the most current issue, or they can delve into the...

View Resource The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

They're finally here! The NIH Office of Science Education has recently launched Web versions of curriculum supplements from its series of "interactive teaching units that combine cutting-edge research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health with state-of-the-art instructional materials." "The Brain" is intended for grades 9-12. The supplement provides detailed, downloadable lesson...

View Resource The Chemistry of Cocaine

This case study looks at cocaine, including its addictive properties and the chemistry involved in the synthesis of the drug in its different forms. The lesson can be used to teach nucleophilic addition reactions, nucleophilic acyl substitution, and cocaine metabolism. The material was designed for use in an undergraduate organic chemistry course but could also be used in medicinal chemistry...

View Resource TeensHealth

The non-profit health organization Nemours has developed a website that is just for teens and their health issues. The health issues covered on the site include growth and emotions, as well as other bodily health issues. The categories of health issues that are covered include "Food & Fitness", "Infections", "School & Jobs", and "Mind". On the homepage visitors will find several colorful boxes...

View Resource Graphing Current Drug Data

Graphing Current Drug Data gives (1) some current views on the drug issue, (2) a history of drug use, (3) specific data on alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, marijuana and nicotine, and (4) data on high school drug trends from 1975-1985. The unit could supply graphing data for any math class 7-12, and could also be used in a social studies class.

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