Neuroscience Teacher Resources
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Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core's Emphasis on Informational Text
Nothing aids in comprehension more than an explanation and understanding of why things are done. Address why the Common Core requires the reading percentages that it established and analyze how this affects your readers. Learners read informational pieces concerning the CCSS and discuss what they want to read, and should read in school.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
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
Classroom Activities: Stem Cells and Diabetes
A multi-faceted lesson immerses AP biologists into the world of the stem cell. Using PowerPoint presentations, you introduce your class to diabetes and the possibility of finding cures through stem cell research. Online animations and hands-on simulation activity provide experience reading microarrays.
9th - Higher Ed Science
Anatomy of the Brain
Students explore human anatomy by completing a quiz. In this brain lesson, students read assigned text which discusses the different elements of the human brain and how they are used in everyday experiences. Students answer a multiple choice quiz on brain anatomy.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Brain Awareness Week
Students explore the brain. In this science lesson plan, students create a model of the brain and discuss steps taken in order to protect the brain. Students design a container that would protect the brain from injury. Students discuss the parts of the nervous system and view a neuron.
3rd - 8th Science
Reading Comprehension Practice: Nonfiction Text
Students practice their reading comprehension. In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students read or listen to a nonfiction article about meditation. This instructional activity includes discussion questions and comprehension questions.
5th - 7th English Language Arts
Multicultural Science Education: Myths, Legends, and Moon Phases
Students listen to a Native American moon myth before observing a teacher demonstration showing the phases of the moon and they follow along with a styrofoam ball. They write an original moon myth. They work through the phases of the moon with a partner.
4th - 5th English Language Arts
Are We Ready for Neo-Evolution
As technology and medicine continue to make huge leaps, the days of choosing our own genes or the genetic traits of our offspring are right around the corner. Harvey Fineberg takes a look at some of the potential pathways humans may take in regard to evolution, both in a natural state and as a deliberate choice.
10th - Higher Ed Science
A Lesson on the Nature of Science
If you are looking for a great way to present natural selection in humans, look no further. This handout is intended to accompany the 14-minute video The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans, which can be found on the publisher's website.
7th - 12th Science
Intro to Psychology
Here's an introduction to a 13-part course on psychology, which the narrator defines as, "the science of behavior and mental processes." In the overview to the course, the narrator traces the development of this integrated science from structuralism, functionalism, and psychoanalysis, to behaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognative and neuroscience.
11 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
Depleted Uranium and the Brain
Using an article about the toxicity of uranium exposure, learners discuss how the precautionary principle relates to epidemiologic studies. They analyze exposure data displayed in graphs and write descriptions of the results. You will need to track the article down online since the link does not take you to it.
9th - 12th Science
A Life to Remember
Students test and discuss their ability to remember events in their recent and past history and reflect on cases of dissociative fugue and amnesia. They graph and analyze data to look for patterns in the ability to recall a list of words. Finally, they identify and record instances when they use their memory and write a response reflecting on how their dependence on a functioning memory.
6th - 12th English Language Arts