Brain-Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head
Our brain is amazing! Capable of learning and remembering what is learns, it regulates every breath we take without our awareness, perceives and processes emotion, and so much more. Introduce your children to this fascinating organ, its structure, function, development, and the effects of sleep, alcohol and exercise on this vital organ.
Clearly explained textual information is augmented with interactive learning through QR codes and weblinks, vocab lab activities, key questions and projects providing students a comprehensive understanding. Projects are primarily group based, but families should be able to easily implement them at home. A sampling of projects includes memory and sensing testing, keeping a dream diary, and creating a 3D brain model. Includes a timeline, colorful graphics, brain teasers, glossary and index. 119 pgs, pb. ~ Deanne
Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brains role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions. Kids also read about new technologies being used to research the brain in its various states of performance while being introduced to the effects of sleep, alcohol, and exercise on our most complex organ.
Combining hands-on activities with neuroscience, anatomy, and psychology, The Brain includes projects such as building a 3-D brain model and testing how the brain adapts to a new situation. The Brain integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites. Additional materials include a glossary, timeline, and a list of current reference works. The Brain is a unique opportunity to connect behavior, physiology, and the outside world in one amazing placeyour head!