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8th Grade Drug Project TOBACCO Web Quest  

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

Tobacco is a leafy plant grown around the world, including in parts of the United States. There are many chemicals found in tobacco or created by burning it (as in cigarettes), but nicotine is the ingredient that can lead to addiction.





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.



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

2.   Create a “storyboard” about your drug.

a.    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)




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



Marijuana WebQuest Worksheet Notes


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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