Heads Up Skills Pages
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Help students learn the facts about how drugs affect the brain and body using this complete book of printable skills pages, including activities that teach body and brain science, reading comprehension, graphs, charts, sequencing, and critical thinking.
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Complete Skills Pages (contains 14 drug education activities) (PDF)
The complete set of printable skills pages, which focus on body and brain science, reading comprehension, graphs, charts, sequencing, and critical thinking.
Your Brain At-a-Glance (PDF)
Students read about parts of the brain, and how drugs change how the brain works. After reading, they complete a diagram of the brain.
The Word on Marijuana (PDF)
Students study a glossary of terms related to marijuana, and then complete a fill-in-the-blank activity to show what they know.
Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Inhalants (PDF)
This worksheet provides important facts for students about how inhalants can affect their brains and bodies.
Inhalants: True or False? (PDF)
After reading “Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Inhalants,” students take a true or false quiz to show what they know.
Nicotine News (PDF)
Students study a graph that shows the percentage of teens who use nicotine. Then they use the graph to complete a quiz.
Steroids: All-Over Horror (PDF)
Students read about how steroids can mess with someone’s brain and body. Then they complete a diagram to show what they learned.
Rave Realities: The Truth About Club Drugs (PDF)
Use this worksheet to give students the facts about the club drugs MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and methamphetamine.
Club-Drug Cheat Sheet (PDF)
Students create their own cheat sheets with facts about the effects of the club drugs MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and methamphetamine.
The Cocaine Course (PDF)
Have students use this KWL worksheet to record what they know, what they want to know, and what they learn about cocaine.
FAQs on Cocaine (PDF)
This worksheet provides answers to frequently asked questions about cocaine and how it affects the brain.
Mixed-up About Heroin (PDF)
Students build a four-sentence paragraph using facts about heroin and the serious risks it poses to your health.
Use with Activity Book: 14 Drug Education Activities
Outsmart the Chart (PDF)
Students can use this chart to review facts about major drugs of abuse.
What’s the Question? (PDF)
This Jeopardy-style quiz tests students’ knowledge of cocaine, heroin, inhalants, LSD, marijuana, MDMA, and steroids.
A Prescription for Pain (PDF)
In this graph-reading activity, students study a graph that shows data on prescription drug abuse. Then they use the graph to complete a true or false quiz.