Further resources and activities on addiction

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Smarter UK

A facilititated classroom debate for students aged 13–16 exploring the ethical implications of using drugs for cognitive enhancement.
Great for: 1416

Genetics, Risk and Lifestyle: Can I Blame It On My Genes?

How do lifestyle choices affect our future health? This toolbox contains extensive resources on public health genetics  lesson plans, activities and presentations.
Great for: 16
19, projects

Fabulous images

Search the Wellcome Trust image library for images of different populations. Great for discussions, stimulating debate, lesson starters, research and more! Explore the Science for schools lightboxes for images specifically related to DNA.

Further high-quality resources

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Addiction’ in June 2014.

Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics and genomics
Education levels:
11–14, 14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development