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How Does the Brain Work (Grades 6-8)

September 23, 2023

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Science Communicators
breakdown of parts of the brain


Some people say it’s more complicated than the universe! The organ inside your head, known as the brain, is one of the most complex systems known to man. With billions of cells, the human brain plays an important role in everyday life. From the five senses, to emotions, all the way to how much we sleep at night, our brain controls everything. It even helps us move our muscles, play music, and make art. Your brain is helping you read this right now! But how does something so small do so much?


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