The Science Inside Alcohol Project, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is a web-based science and health curriculum for middle school students and their families about how alcohol affects their bodies.
The classroom resources for this project were developed by the AAAS education program, Science NetLinks. Science NetLinks developed a series of lessons, resources, and printable student sheets that support teaching and learning about how alcohol affects the body through the lens of science and health. Visit the Science NetLinks: Science Inside Alcohol page for a list of all the educational resources developed for this project.
The downloadable book for parents, Delaying That First Drink: A Parents' Guide, also discusses the science behind alcohol and its effects on teenagers, as well as offering ways to talk with children about why they should delay drinking until they're older.
Other Project Resources
The Science Inside Alcohol Project
This brochure provides information on project goals, products under development, current research on alcohol and middle school students, and resources for alcohol educators.
Background Information about Teen Alcohol Use
This teacher resource provides information about alcohol consumption among teens and preteens, the long- and short-term effects of moderate and heavy alcohol consumption, and facts.
The Science Inside Alcohol: A New Approach to Alcohol Education
The Science Inside Alcohol: A New Approach to Alcohol Education offers news, resources, and additional information about the project as a whole.