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How Sugar Affects the Brain
Attention, sugar addicts! Here's why you can't quit the habit. Sweet taste receptors send a signal to the brain, which activates a reward system that responds by telling you to eat again. Over activating this reward system results in a lowered tolerance, and therefore increased amounts to get the same effect.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 39 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain
Did you know that playing music is the brain's equivalent to a full body workout? Learn about how the advancements in the studies of neuroscientists have brought us to a greater understanding of how playing an instrument dramatically increases the volume and activity of the human brain.
5 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?
Have you heard that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains? Well, don't believe it! After describing the tremendous amount of energy needed to power our 86 billion densely packed neurons, the narrator also explains how our proficiency goes down as we try to tackle more than one task at a time.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 9 Views 9 Downloads
New Review How the Brain Works
Cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, pituitary gland, and spinal cord. Prepare your class for a performance task assessment on the brain and how it works with a scripted plan that defines these terms and identifies the functions the parts perform.
8th - 11th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Pre-assessment: The Brain
Break your class in to the general structure and function of the brain. Brainiacs discuss what they know about it and create personalized brain development timelines. They also take a true-false, pre-assessment quiz to get them thinking about this central organ.
5th - 10th Science 62 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Diagnosing a Zombie: Brain and Body
Could zombies be driven by brain functions just like humans? This is a creative way to demonstrate to your class how we can use evidence and reasoning to diagnose particular situations, as well as to provide young learners with an overview of how behavioral abnormalities are rooted in the brain.
4 mins 9th - 12th Science 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
This Is Your Brain on Pot
Young scholars explore the causes and effects of marijuana addiction and research how THC affects different areas of the brain. They synthesize their knowledge by creating print advertisements that inform teenagers about the physiologic danger of drugs
6th - 12th Health 46 Views 230 Downloads
The Human Brain
Become familiar with how the brain works! This human body teaches how to recognize different parts of the brain through a coloring activity that focuses on what function each part performs. Each student makes a brain puzzle and creates a survey about the side of the brain people use more often.
3rd - 4th Science 21 Views 84 Downloads
Food for the Brain
With a couple of neat diagrams on student handouts, your life science or health class will examine the contents and serving sizes of healthy foods. They dissect a slice of pizza and scrutinize the nutritional value of its components in writing.
5th - 10th Science 49 Views 48 Downloads
The Teenage Brain Explained
This may answer some of your questions about your students' behavior, as well as explain to them the development stage that their brains are in. The roles of adrenal glands, apocrine (sweat) glands, and pituitary glands are explained as an introduction.
10 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Post-Assessment: Brain Chemistry
If you have implemented this fabulous brain chemistry unit in its entirety, you should have saved the pre-assessment quizzes from day one. For this assignment, individual learners go back over their original answers, and correct any incorrect responses.
5th - 10th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
All in Your Head: The Brain
Students discover the basic structures of the brain and the functions certain parts play in the interpretation of stimuli in this great Life Science instructional activity for the High School classroom. The instructional activity suggests the use of Sheep brains for physical dissection.
11th - 12th Science 13 Views 82 Downloads
The Busy Brain
Students explore biology by completing a human body worksheet. In this human brain lesson, students identify the different anatomy within the brain and the functions those pieces form. Students read an article about signals in the brain then answer study questions and complete a worksheet in class.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 66 Downloads
On 'Punched Out': Looking at Brain Trauma and Other Risks of Violent Sports
The tragic story of Derek Boogard, a hockey star whose sports-related brain injuries eventually lead to his death, is told through a series of videos. There are also articles that can be read. This poignant lesson gets participants to consider and discuss the physical dangers of contact sports, as well as the emotional toll.
7th - 12th All 26 Views 69 Downloads
The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Veterans and Their Families
As far back as your scholars can remember, their country has been at war. Be sure they understand the various implications of this global conflict by presenting personal stories of veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the front lines.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 14 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Be Brain Smart
Learners examine the function of the brain. Using the internet, they research facts of the brains of vertebrates. Using clay, they make three sculptures of brains of different vertebrates and use crayola colors to color it. To end the lesson plan, they label each brain with the name of the animal and its characteristics.
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads