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Resource Overview

Time Allocated

1 lesson

Links to National Curriculum





Understanding Standard Drinks: Class Activity

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Year: Year 7–8
Targeted Drugs:


Climate Schools was developed by researchers currently based at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney, Australia, formerly based at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), School of Psychiatry, and the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at UNSW Sydney. See Climate Schools.


Individual worksheet.



Individual Activity: 
Students complete the Understanding Standard Drinks worksheets.

This activity could be completed as a homework activity. 


  • Understanding and ability to apply the concept of a standard drink.

Evidence Base

Secondary teachers reviewed this and other Climate School activities, with 92.3% rating these activities as good or very good. This particular activity was among the most popular activities selected for implementation by teachers.

The benefits of implementing individual activities from the Climate schools has not been examined. The benefits of implementing the entire 6 session Climate schools program has been supported by multiple research studies, see Climate Schools: Alcohol Module.

Page last reviewed: 8 May 2019.