KS3 ~ Year 8 ~ Drugs

This lesson is designed for the KS3 Year 8 Science course, specifically the B2 1.1 Health & Lifestyle.

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The lesson begins with a question for students to ‘Think, Pair & Share’ with the class - ‘What do you think the most used drug in the world it?’ After a short class discussion, the answer will then be revealed as coffee!

Students are now introduced to definition for drug, as well as explaining the difference between medicinal and recreational drugs. This then follows into a task whereby students should complete a mind map of reasons why people might want to take drugs. Their answers can be checked against the mark scheme which is provided on the PowerPoint.

On the next slide students are provided with a more comprehensive explanation of the differences between medicinal and recreational drugs. The next task will then require students to sort a list of drugs into two columns - medicinal vs. recreational. This task can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided on the PowerPoint.

Next, students are provided with some information about the differences between addiction and dependency. Students should answer a set of questions using this information, once complete this task can then be self-assessed using the mark scheme provided.

Lastly, students will look into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport. Students will each be given a statement which is a viewpoint on the use of such drugs in sporting events. A class debate could the be organised for people to relay their viewpoints, whilst this is occurring students can write down arguments for and against drugs in sport within a summary table.

The plenary task requires students to complete an exit card which included three things learned this lesson, five key words and one question to test their peers on what they have learned this lesson.

All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)

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Created: Dec 10, 2019

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