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The Science Inside Alcohol

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.

Project Materials

Alcohol Education Resources


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

March 23, 2010
Before Spring Break Explain the Science of Why Girls Can’t Drink Alcohol Like Boys.

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

December 3, 2008
AAAS “Science Inside” Project Suggests Insights on Brain Development Can Discourage Teen Drinking

September 7, 2008
Middle-Schoolers and Alcohol: Tips for Parents from The Science Inside Alcohol Project at 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