SPARC is an alliance of educational, scientific and service organizations in the Philadelphia-Camden area, including Rutgers–Camden, schools in Camden City and Salem County, and Coriell Institute for Medical Research. SPARC develops activities and materials illustrating the biological, brain, behavioral and cognitive sciences for all grade levels, and provides modules illustrating basic concepts in science as well as free sample lesson plans (other materials available at cost).

Our goal is to encourage pre-college students to participate in inquiry-based activities in science, especially the 3BC sciences.  SPARC 2000+ pursues this goal by training teachers and assisting them in curriculum development to help students create science fair projects that focus on addiction and drug abuse.

SPARC Curriculum

SAFE LABS: Green Chemistry in the High School Inorganic Chemistry Lab: Buying Green 

Curriculum Manual for SAFE LABS (84 pages)

Powerpoint Presentation for a Workshop on Green Chemistry and SAFE LABS

NIDA High School Curriculum Supplement

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

FREE Interactive Curriculum for Teachers & Students, Grades 9 through 12

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Education, has developed interactive, science-based supplements for use by high school students and teachers (grades 9-12) in the science classroom. The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction includes a high school curriculum in print plus an interactive CD-ROM. These supplements provide current, research-based information on various aspects of drug abuse and addiction, including neurobiology, behavioral components, and treatment.

The materials are free of charge and can be ordered from the NIH Office of Science Education at and downloaded from