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Understanding Alcohol: Investigations into Biology and Behavior (Grades 7-8) - Free standards-based curriculum that focuses on the science underlying the effects of alcohol on human biology and behavior. (Office of Science Education) (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and Office of Science Education)
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Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms (Grades 9-12) - Free standards-based curriculum that focuses on the scientific process of sleep, the importance of good sleep hygiene, and the negative consequences of sleep deprivation. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Office of Science Education)
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The Science of Energy Balance: Calorie Intake and Physical Activity (Grades 7-8) - Explore the scientific principles of energy balance within the body (energy in versus energy out) and their impact on human health. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Office of Science Education)
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The Cool Spot - The Cool Spot was created for kids 11-13 years old by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The NIAAA is the lead U.S. agency supporting research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of alcohol problems. The content of The Cool Spot is based on a curriculum for grades 6-8 developed by the University of Michigan. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
We Can! - We Can! or "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition" is a national program designed for families and communities to help children achieve a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Wise Ears - Includes information and resources related to their national campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) - Web site sponsored that addresses the growing use of illegal anabolic steroids by girls as well as boys. This site provides information about the serious health risks posed by the abuse of anabolic steroids. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
3-D Brain Maturation Video - A time-lapse 3-D movie that compresses 15 years of human brain maturation, ages 5 to 20, into seconds. It shows gray matter — the working tissue of the brain's cortex — diminishing in a back-to-front wave, likely reflecting the pruning of unused neuronal connections during the teen years. (National Institute of Mental Health)
Alcohol and Youth (MEDLINE plus) - Carefully selected links to Web resources and the latest, authoritative health information related to the topic of alcohol and youth. (National Library of Medicine)
Anabolic steroids - Facts about anabolic steroids. What are they? What are common street names? How are they used? How many teens use them? What are common effects, e.g., hormone imbalance, stunted growth, mood changes, disfiguring effects, and death. (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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