How Aspirin Was Discovered

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Got a headache? Here's some willow bark! Young scholars discover the origins of aspirin that date back 4,000 years. They see that chewing this willow bark became known for its pain relief properties and was the precursor to the aspirin of today.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create an interdisciplinary lesson with social studies by considering additional historical events during the same period
  • Use the dig deeper activity as a resource for advanced pupils
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  • Provides a summary of the lesson as well as additional questioning supports
  • Allows for the addition of user-created questions

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