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Jacques Cousteau in Seashells

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Visionaries create images out of dots to demonstrate the eye-brain connection. Through this activity, they learn that the brain interprets data collected by the eye into recognizable information. Search online for "Jacques Cousteau in...
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The Science of Attraction

For Students 9th - 12th
Chemical attraction? Yes! High schoolers will be fascinated by the science behind the romantic feelings. They may be surprised that the eyes act first, drawing us to take a closer look, and the nose acts next, sensing major...
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What Percentage of Your Brain Do You Use?

For Students 7th - 12th
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...
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Neural Network Signals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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How Sugar Affects the Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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Pre-Assessment: The Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Nervous Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the nervous system's workings by first looking at the brain and its two hemispheres. Using the example of a split-brain surgery done for epilepsy, the function of language and vision is shown with an interactive component. Paul...
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The Sensory System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Paul Andersen is back with his Smart Board to discuss the sensory system and how action potential is received by your brain. Depending on which nerves are transmitting information, the complex mechanism called the brain can tell where...
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How Does Your Memory Work? Part 1/3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Just as you don't know how you breathe, you don't know how you remember." So begins this video on memory. Memory is such an important function of the brain, and if it ceases to work, we cease to be who we once were. How does this work?...
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Human Body - Brain Power, part 1/4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In an emergency, your brain works overtime to process more information in a smaller amount of time, almost as if you were slowing time down. The job of a firefighter requires this kind of fight-or-flight response and quick thinking. The...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Study Jams! The Nervous System

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Get your class thinking with animations of neurons in action and explanations of how stimuli is transported and processed. This film makes an ideal introduction or review of the nervous system. The parts of the brain and what they...
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Brain Breaks to Liven Up the School Day!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Short brain breaks increase engagement and encourage teamwork in elementary, middle school, and even high school classrooms.
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The Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
Human biology beginners label colorful diagrams of the neuron, the reflex pathway, and the brain. They list steps in the action potential process, and describe several different neurotransmitters. This worksheet guides learners through...
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Whirling Watcher

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Pupils put together their own stroboscopes so that they can observe how cyclically moving images appear to merge into a singular object. This, and several other activities published by the same source, illuminate the way the brain...
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The Teenage Brain Explained

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Don't Be Nerve-Ous

For Students 5th - 8th
Read with your human biology buffs about habituation, the diminishing physiological response to a repeated stimulus. Then send them home to carry out this experiment in determining where the socks on their feet end! To wrap up the...
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Food for the Brain

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Neuron Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Neuron functions are wonderfully demonstrated and explained in this short yet informative clip. Each term is related to a real life object that will really help visual learners conceptualize each step in neuron functioning. This clip...
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Neurons and How They Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The brain is explained in somewhat ethereal terms in this video. Show your class a slightly different perspective of the neural network in the human body. Various animation is displayed throughout the video.
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How the Body Works: The Brain

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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3D Brain

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
Imagine being able to rotate the brain and view interior structures without dissection! This tool allows anatomy masters to do just that. They also learn about the associated functions, disorders, and symptoms of damage to each structure. 
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Brain

For Students 5th - 10th
Is gray matter a gray area for your human biology class? Increase the amount of information in pupils' brains by showing this mini movie from Bill Nye The Science Guy! A newspaper is used to model how the folds in this vital organ allow...
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AP: Chapter 48: Nervous System

For Students 9th - 12th
Human anatomy enthusiasts trace neurological pahtways in word and on a diagram, describe action potential of a nerve impulse, and identify the organs in the nervous system. Provide this to your biology class as a review before...