Let's Talk Liver and Alcohol
The Let’s Talk Science and Health resources provide teachers with a highly interactive set of science teaching resources which encourage discussion about health related science issues in the classroom. These science teaching and learning materials help to develop the important skills of expressing informed and balanced opinions based on understanding and evidence. Find out more about the project itself here.
The Liver and Alcohol Activity could be used when pupils are studying diet and digestion, as part of their science course, or when they are learning about the effects of alcohol as part of their PSE programme. The activity aims to help pupils develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy liver and to consider some of the health and social issues associated with alcohol consumption. The activities encourage discussion on the many ways in which alcohol affects the lives of young people and asks them to talk about some of the dangers of drinking too much.
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Teacher Guide, Lesson Plan and Curriculum Links
This resource includes an introduction to the issues, a lesson plan and 3 activities to use with your class as well as curriculum links for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland's curricula.
Teacher's Guide [193.66kB]
The Liver and Alcohol: Relevant Websites
These websites provide good resources for background information for the teacher.
The Liver and Alcohol
This resource is in the form of coloured cards which contain information for pupils to stimulate group discussion. For each card pupils should answer the questions 'Do you think this is a problem for society?' and 'If so why?'
Help Cards [854.83kB]
Pupil Recording Sheet for Group Discussions
This resource is used by pupils to record the results of their group discussions which can be used for class comparison. The same pupil sheet is used for the discussion in Part 3.
Pupil Sheet [1.01MB]
DOWNLOAD ALL PART 1 “LET'S TALK LIVER AND ALCOHOL” FILES [3.22MB]
Is it OK? Sheet
A pupil questionnaire
This resource asks pupils to answer questions about the amount of alcohol consumption they consider to be OK
Is it OK? Sheet [360.98kB]
The Definition of Binge Drinking
This resource provides a definition of binge drinking to supplement discussion.
Definition of Binge Drinking [391.98kB]
DOWNLOAD ALL PART 2 “LET'S TALK LIVER AND ALCOHOL” FILES [632.93kB]
Party Scene Pictures
A discussion starter
This resource can be used in various ways. The pupil sheet from Part 1 contains some ideas for questions that could be discussed using the pictures as stimuli.
Party Scene Pictures [0.99MB]
A discussion starter
This resource can be used in various ways. The pupil sheet from Part 1 contains some ideas for questions that could be discussed using the dialogue as a stimulus.
Dialogue Sheet [157.69kB]
DOWNLOAD ALL PART 3 “LET'S TALK LIVER AND ALCOHOL” FILES [1.01MB]
Four video clips as discussion starters
This resource can be used in various ways. The pupil sheet from Part 1 contains some ideas for questions that could be discussed using the four videos as stimuli.
Rachel's Story [208.00B]
The Doctor's Story [208.00B]
The Barman's Story [208.00B]
The Transplant Nurse's Story [228.00B]