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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 43 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 90 Views 80 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 25 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Protecting the Brain Against Concussion
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences of large impacts to the brain and illustrates the necessity of common safety measures that we often take for granted.
9 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Neural Network Signals
Using a simple circuit with the battery representing the brain, future physiologists test to see which solutions conduct electrical "nerve impulses." Enlighten learners with plentiful information on electric signals in the nervous system and the extensions suggested in the teacher's guide.
5th - 10th Science 19 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the brain are responsible for creating and recalling short-term and long-term memories.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 7 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 23 Views 86 Downloads
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 11 Views 10 Downloads
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 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How the Body Works - Brain
The video displays a diagram of the nervous system and the dialogue is a telephone conversation about how it works. While it is not particularly engaging, there are plenty of related resources that make this quite a find! From within the linked article, there is an interactive diagram of the brain, songs, printable worksheets, and related readings.
4 mins 4th - 8th Science 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Toward a New Understanding of Mental Illness
We know that as a result of early detection and intervention, we are able to make great strides in treating common diseases; however, this is not yet the case in the realm of mental illness. Explore this query with your class and touch upon such topics as bio-medical research, chronic mental disorders, and the complexity of the human brain.
13 mins 9th - 12th Science 22 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Crossing the Synaptic Gap
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in which the numbers that appear on the dice represent the number of incoming signals and the number of signals inhibited by drugs.
5th - 10th Science 81 Views 44 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals
Human body systems learners play a card game, "Locks & Keys" in order to learn that neurotransmitters carry a message from one neuron to another by fitting into a receptor site on the receiving nerve cell. While this activity can stand alone as a lesson, it is part of a larger series of lessons on the chemistry of the brain.
5th - 10th Science 25 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 10 Views 7 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 43 Views 84 Downloads
Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your classroom about real-life stress.
6th - 12th Language Arts 190 Views 370 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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Is the brain on your mind? Ignite intriguing debates in your class on topics that pertain to the brain. Eight controversial categories are covered in the app, along with a debatable question to get groups started.
9th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 2 Downloads