Drugs 301: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

by  Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Learn the science behind chemical addiction and what physical consequences arise from the use of different categories of drugs. Actual medical specimens will impress upon students the
powerful effect drugs have on our lives.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $200.00
Multipoint Premium: $200.00
Point to Point: $160.00
Point to Point Premium: $160.00
By Request: $160.00
By Request Premium: $160.00

Pre-payment required via P.O. or MC/VISA credit card. Program will not be scheduled without payment.

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time,


1 hour, grades 7-12

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons any interested party

Minimum participants:

No minimum required.

Maximum participants:

We suggest 30 or less for maximum participation.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will reschedule at no additional cost for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days or technical difficulties, or rescheduled prior to two weeks within scheduled program. Fees may be charged for later cancellations; please be kind to our hard-working scheduling team!

About This Provider

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

Education Division

Program Details


1. Program begins with students defining key terms (drugs, stimulant, depressant, etc.)
2. Actual organ specimens are shown to illustrate the effects of various drugs on the body.
3. The changes in brain chemistry from drug use is discussed.
4. Questions are invited throughout the program.


Students will:
•Differentiate between categories of drugs (inhalants, stimulants, depressants,
hallucinogens, cannabis, narcotics, steroids). •Identify changes in brain chemistry resulting from drug use.
•List ways that media affects attitudes towards drugs and drug use.
•Recognize benefits of avoiding drug abuse and strategies to achieve this goal.

Standards Alignment

National Standards


Standard 1-Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Grades 6-8-
1.8.1-Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.8-Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.8.9-Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Grades 9-12
1.12.1-Predict how healthy behaviors can affect health status.
1.12.8-Analyze personal susceptibility to injury, illness, or death if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.12.9-Analyze the potential severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 2-Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Grades 6-8
2.8.3-Describe how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
2.8.7-Explain how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
2.8.9-Describe how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Grades 9-12
2.12.3-Analyze how peers influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 3-Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
3.8.2-Access valid health information from home, school, and community.
3.8.4-Describe situations that may require professional health services.
Grades 9-12
3.12.2-Use resources from home, school, and community that provide valid health information.
3.12.4-Determine when professional health services may be required.
Standard 5-Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
5.8.1-Identify circumstances that can help or hinder healthy decision making.
Grades 9-12
5.12.1Examine barriers that can hinder healthy decision making.
Standard 7-Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

7.8.1-Explain the importance of assuming responsibility for personal health behaviors.

State Standards

Please reference the National Health Education Standards above.