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8th Grade Drug Project MARIJUANA Web Quest  

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Introduction

A drug is any chemical taken into the body that alters the normal body processes. There are many different reasons why people take drugs.

Marijuana comes from a plant called Cannabis Sativa. Marijuana contains a psychoactive chemical named tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. When THC gets into the bloodstream, it interrupts the normal behavior of the brain, heart rate, and cells.

(http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-marijuana)

 

Task

You are a research expert hired by the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the drugs available to teens today.  You will be assigned a particular drug to research. The Department of Health and Human Services would like to know the social, physical and, psychological implications of the drug on people. After researching the information, you will be required to make a fact-based presentation with a persuasive position as to why NOT to use this drug.

 

Process

1.    On your own, complete your notecards about your drug.

2.    Create a “storyboard” about your drug.

a.    Your storyboard must include:

                                          i.    Title

                                        ii.    Slang names

                                       iii.    How it’s use

                                       iv.    The effect on the brain

                                        v.    How many teens use it

                                       vi.    Other effects

b.    Each section of the storyboard must have:        

                                          i.    Pictures

                                        ii.    Words (typed or handwritten)

                               

 

Evaluation

You will be graded on completion of the drug quest along with the presentation of your storyboard.

 

 

Marijuana WebQuest Worksheet Notes

Go to Website: HTTP://TEENS.DRUGABUSE.GOV/DRUG-FACTS

1. Topic: Slang Names or Street Names

2. Topic: How is it used?

3. Topic: How does it affect the brain?

4. Topic: How many teens use it?

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