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Build-a-Brain, Grades K-5

Lesson in basic neuroanatomy with a sensory and motor activity creating the brain of an imaginary animal using Play-Doh
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Expose Your Nose, Grades K-5

Lesson on the sense of smell with experiment that allows students to observe and gather scientific observations.
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Protect Your Brain, Grades K-5

Lesson on ventricular system and common brain injuries; demonstration of how CSF helps keep the brain safe from injury.
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Design an Imaginary Animal, Grades 6-8

A basic neuroanatomy lesson with a creative group activity: design an imaginary animal and build its brain out of Play-Doh
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Touch-a-Brain, Grades 6-8

Extension of the Design an Imaginary Animal neuroanatomy lesson; students will touch a real sheep and/or human brain
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Pipe Cleaner Neuron, Grades 6-8

Lesson on the neuron and neurotransmission; students create a model neuron out of pipe cleaners
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t, Grades 6-8

Lesson on stages of memory formation; students get to test their short-term memory
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Optical Illusions, Grades 6-8

Lesson on the visual system includes showing optical illusions to learn how they trick our brains
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Sheep Brain Dissection, Grades 9-12

Lesson on comparative and gross neuroanatomy, function, and homeostasis
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This Is Your Brain on Depression, Grades 9-12

Lesson on the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for teen depression. (PDF only, no PPT)

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