This is the first in an educational series of seven videos detailing alcohol’s effects on the developing brain. This video serves as an overview to introduce how the brain works, what neurotransmission is, and how alcohol negatively impairs regular function and development.
The brain is your body's control center. It processes information to and from you senses, and manages vital involuntary actions like breathing and keeping a regular heart rate. Your brain allows you to run and play, speak clearly, and feel a wide range of emotions. When the brain becomes impaired by alcohol, it's functions become slowed down, making it difficult for your brain to perform it's everyday tasks. This can make it hard to walk, talk, think clearly, make decisions, and more.
Here’s the lesson plan overview to find out how to teach alcohol and your brain in your classroom: http://go-faar.org/2fv93Zl
Find the rest of the lesson plans and resources here: http://go-faar.org/2fDcCu0