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Resource Overview

Time Allocated

1 lesson

Origin

International

Cost

Free

Xperiment

Xperiment

Available

Year: Year 7–8, Year 9–10, Year 11–12

Developers

Centre on Substance Abuse, Canada.

Summary

This program utilises high-end 3D graphics to depict the effects of Marijuana, Cocaine and MDMA/Ecstasy. Students are able to navigate the ‘laboratory’ by administering different drugs and observing their consequences. Interspersed throughout are mini-games which provide an opportunity for consolidation. 

Format

Interactive learning interspersed with mini-games.

Also includes extensive fact pages about: Cocaine, Crack, MDMA/Ecstasy, GHB, Heroin, Ketamine, LSD, Marijuana, Mescaline, Methamphetamine, Mushrooms, PCP, and Speed.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased general knowledge of drug(s)
  • Increased knowledge of drug-related effects and harms.

Evidence Base

Benefits of the game have not yet been evaluated in a research study. Drug information included in Xperiment is based on a review of the relevant evidence and research. See: