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How Alzheimer's Affects the Brain
Students study how Alzheimer's affects different parts of the brain, sketch a healthy neuron and its parts, and diagram brain changes during the early and late stages of Alzheimer's.
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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...
5th - 10th 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
Ideasthesia: How Do Ideas Feel?
When our senses provide data to the brain, does the brain translate those senses simultaneously or only after they are transmitted? Ponder this interesting inquiry with another fantastic TED video, and consider whether our cross-sensory...
6 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does the Thyroid Manage Your Metabolism?
Hidden in our neck is an important, but often overlooked, little organ called the thyroid. Enjoy this short video as it explains the vital role this powerful organ plays in controlling the function of all the cells in our body, as well...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable