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Resources on Brains

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Resource page including articles, videos, and career profiles related to brains.

Articles, Backgrounders, and Videos

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Stress and the Brain

Stress is more than a feeling. Understanding the importance of stress can help you to manage it. It can even lead to an improvement in your mood and how you think!
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Stress and the Brain

Like trees, brains grow and develop

Understanding the Teen Brain

Teen brain development prepares teens for adulthood, but also affects their emotions.
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Understanding the Teen Brain

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Neurons: The Building Blocks of Your Brain

How does your brain allow you to do and experience so much? It’s all because of the building blocks of your brain - neurons!
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Neurons: The Building Blocks of Your Brain

 

How Much Data Can Our Brains Store? (4:16) by the Scishow (2019)
How Exactly Is the Human Brain Organized? (9:53) by Seeker (2020)

 

Careers

Learning about the professionals involved is ideal to establish relations between STEM studies and skills, and the real world. Below are some suggested career profiles to show the variety of people working with brains.

Teaching Resources

Questions for Discussion with Students

Questions for Discussion with Students

Teaching Suggestions

  • You can use the KWL: What I Know, What I Want to Know, and What I Learned Learning Strategy to introduce the topic.

  • Initial discussion

    • Using the questions above, discuss the topics with students. This can be done in the classroom or online, you can also have an asynchronous discussion by using a collaborative platform in which students can share their thoughts and opinions on the different questions. This option gives more space for introvert expression.

  • Articles

    • Teaching suggestions for can be found  at the bottom of each of the articles. Learning strategies can also be used with the suggested videos.

Teaching Suggestions

  • You can use the KWL: What I Know, What I Want to Know, and What I Learned Learning Strategy to introduce the topic.

  • Initial discussion

    • Using the questions above, discuss the topics with students. This can be done in the classroom or online, you can also have an asynchronous discussion by using a collaborative platform in which students can share their thoughts and opinions on the different questions. This option gives more space for introvert expression.

  • Articles

    • Teaching suggestions for can be found  at the bottom of each of the articles. Learning strategies can also be used with the suggested videos.