Brains Under the Influence
$10.82 – $84.36
What factors affect blood alcohol concentration?
Conduct simulated blood alcohol tests and learn about alcohol poisoning and the effects of binge drinking on teens’ brains.
- Collect and graph data on the effect of alcohol consumption on blood alcohol concentration.
- Match the information from six mini-cases with the parts of the brain affected by alcohol.
- Learn about research that links teen binge drinking to irreversible brain damage.
- Student instructions
- 3 tubes of simulated “blood plasma” samples after 2, 4, and 6 drinks
- 3 simulated “Blood Alcohol Test Strips”
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Testing Instructions
- Factsheet on alcohol poisoning
- Article on teen binge drinking
- Sheet of mini-case cards describing the behaviors of six individuals after drinking
- 1 – 9 kits: $10.82 each
- 10 – 24 kits: $10.27 each
- 25+ kits: $9.73 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $84.36 each
- 10+ packs: $80.14 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $43.26 each
- 10+ packs: $41.10 each
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Science & Engineering Practices
Engaging in Argument from Evidence - Use an oral and written argument supported by evidence to support or refute an explanation or a model for a phenomenon.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function - In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
Systems and System Models - Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.