Teachers learning about drug addiction through science experiments at ECU

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Teachers from across the state are studying the dangers of drugs at a three-day workshop at ECU.

13 teachers have been experimenting with tiny worms to show the affects of different drugs.

The Science Education Against Drug Abuse Partnership organizes the annual event.

They say this workshop helps teachers bring interactive and engaging lessons into their classrooms.

The teachers participating at the workshop say they are excited to have new ways to get their students to understand addiction.

"You know our communities, they see a lot of the abuse," says Casandra Cherry, a teacher at Edgecombe County Middle School. "You know it just helps the students learn more about the addiction and hopefully make better decisions in their life."

Event organizers say they hope these lesson plans will inspire students to learn more about biomedical careers.

This workshop is geared towards creating lessons teachers can use in sixth to twelfth grade.