Investigate Alzheimer's disease. Conduct research using a variety of resources, obtain information, and input the data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Identify trends in the data and categorize them for an audience.
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The Aging Brain: A Lesson on Alzheimer's Disease
Students investigate the aging brain and its relationship to the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. They need to have prior knowledge of brain and nervous system anatomy in order to participate in this lesson. Students compare an aging...
9th - 12th Science
Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
If you knew that you were likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in your future, how would it affect your life in the meantime? This and other similar thought-provoking questions are discussed in a lesson plan about the availability of...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Way We Were: Embryological Development and Disease
Students use microscopes to study live fish embryos and animated diagrams of cell division on the Internet. They see that scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. They create web pages on cloning.
9th - 12th Science
These Fighting Fruit Flies Are Superheroes of Brain Science
What can fighting fruit flies tell us about our own brains? Junior geneticists explore the common genes of fruit flies and humans and learn how scientists are using the tiny insects to help study depression, anger, and Alzheimer's...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Could Your Brain Repair Itself?
Is your brain running a little slow? Just reboot it and you'll be good to go. This advice may sound ridiculous, but by watching this video you will learn how through a process called neurogenesis, adult brains are able repair and replace...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable