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What's the Risk?


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    University of Utah

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What's the Risk?

To discover the risk and protective factors involved in substance addiction, learners play a game of chance to determine whether a fictitious child is likely or unlikely to abuse drugs. Learners then analyze the results along with genetic factors to assess the risk of addiction.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 11 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Heredity and Genetics
      • Human Genetics
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Probability

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Russell, RevaBeth; Malone, Molly; Mitchell, April; Nicholson, Brendon

Source Collection:

  • Teach.Genetics

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, University of Utah, ©2005

Funding Source:

  • Science Education Drug Abuse Partnership Award (SEDAPA) from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

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