The Project developed a week-long, Web-based education module to help students learn how the human body functions as a chemical system. Published on the Science NetLinks website, it includes 4 classroom lessons and a student ebook that helps students increase their understanding of how their bodes work. Through this project and their increased understanding of how alcohol affects them, we hope young teens will make better informed choices about when to begin drinking.
The Science Inside Alcohol project is contributing to the debate on teaching the science of alcohol to kids. Some recent news stories are listed below.
December 27, 2010
Parenting Style Plays Key Role In Teen Drinking, NPR
September 24, 2010
New from AAAS: A Guide for Parents on Talking to Kids about Alcohol
May 25, 2009
Keeping Teens Sober at Prom with Science, NPR
May 21, 2009
Using Science to Keep Teens Sober at Prom, New York Times
May 20, 2009
Use Science to Convince Teens a Sober Prom is Better, AAAS
March 28, 2008
It’s Spring Break: How Much Does Heavy Drinking Affect Your Body (PDF)
September 11, 2007
AAAS to Develop Science-based Teaching Tools on Underage Alcohol Use