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Your Brain: Day 1:

Your Brain: Day 1 What do you know about your brain?

Your Brain…:

This is a video that briefly explains the physical characteristics of your brain and how to improve your brain. This is Your Brain Your Brain…

Now what do you know about your brain? Fill-in the blanks.:

Now what do you know about your brain? Fill-in the blanks. Intelligence is something that can developed. Your brain is the size of a small melon. Your brain is shaped like a walnut. Your brain has a protective shell like a turtle. Your brain has the volume of 4 cans of soda. Your brain has the texture of a ripe avocado. Your brain generates enough electricity to light a light bulb.

Practice:

Practice Play a practice game to review what we have just learned. http://www.reviewgamezone.com/game.php?id=6791

Your Brain: Day 2 Parts of the Brain:

Your Brain: Day 2 Parts of the Brain

Review from yesterday…:

Review from yesterday… Intelligence is something that can developed . Your brain is the size of a small melon . Your brain is shaped like a walnut . Your brain has a protective shell like a turtle . Your brain has the volume of 4 cans of soda . Your brain has the texture of a ripe avocado . Your brain generates enough electricity to light a light bulb .

How many parts of your brain can you name?:

How many parts of your brain can you name? Turn to your partner. One of you will be Pinky and the other will be the Brain. The Brain will name the parts of the brain and pinky will count. You have 30 seconds go.

The Parts of the Brain Performed by the Brain:

The Parts of the Brain Performed by the Brain Your Job: Watch and listen to the different parts of the brain.

Let’s watch it again…:

Let’s watch it again… Your Job: Write down as many parts of the brain as you can hear and see on your notes page.

Research Your Brain:

Research Your Brain Your Job: With a partner choose three parts of the brain to research and write a one sentence explanation. Example: Prefrontal cortex is in the front part of the brain and it is where you solve problems. You have 10 minutes go.

Some ideas to ponder…:

Some ideas to ponder… What is something new that you learned about your brain? Your brain has many parts and uses 20% of your energy. Why do you think this is true? What is one question that you still have about your brain?

Your Brain: Day 3:

Your Brain: Day 3 How does your brain work? Most of what goes into your brain goes to the thalamus. The Thalamus decides where the information should go next. The information goes to the correct area and then a response is sent back through the thalamus. This process happens millions of times each day and is involved in everything you do. What could this be compared to?

Discuss with Partner: What would it be like to mow down grass that is 4 feet tall? How would you make sure that it didn’t get that tall again? Watch this clip and try to think how the connections that your brain makes are like mowing a lawn. :

Your brain creates pathways like a lawnmower. Discuss with Partner: What would it be like to mow down grass that is 4 feet tall? How would you make sure that it didn’t get that tall again? Watch this clip and try to think how the connections that your brain makes are like mowing a lawn. Our brain makes pathways and that is how we remember things…

Making Connections:

Making Connections Your Job: Create a metaphor that compares something in your life and how our brain remembers things. Explain your metaphor in your notes. Think of what is happening when you are learning. Think of something that is not related to your brain that works in the same way. Hint: I used moving the lawn as my example.

7/11/24:

7/11/24 You need to review what you have learned. If you don’t the path with get overgrown again and you will have to mow again. 7/11/24 is a way to remember how often you need to review 7 minutes later 11 hours later 24 hours later

Ticket Out:

Ticket Out Explain how creating memories and learning is related to mowing the lawn. What are some characteristics of creating memories? How do they compare to mowing the lawn?

Your Brain: Day 4… Taking Care of Your Brain…:

Your Brain: Day 4… Taking Care of Your Brain… What do you think you can do to take care of your brain?

Review:

Review Explain to your partner: What is the 7/11/24 rule? What does mow the lawn mean pertaining to creating memories?

Important areas of your life that affect the brain…:

Important areas of your life that affect the brain… Food Exercise Sleep Protection Learning

Food:

Food You need to eat regularly. Your need to eat food that is good for your brain like blueberries, avocado, vegetables, fruits, and not so much sugar.

Exercise:

Exercise You need to exercise every day. When you exercise your brain benefits. Exercise makes your brain happy.

Sleep:

Sleep Junior high aged students need to get 9-11 hours of sleep. When you are asleep your brain is working.

Protection:

Protection Your brain is fragile and it is literally floating inside your head. You need to avoid things where you hit your head hard or of you are going to do them make sure you wear a helmet.

Learning:

Learning Make connections to things you already know to help you learn. Mow the lawn.

Make a List :

Make a List Make a list of five tips to help junior high students take care of their brains. Put it in your own words. Share it with your partner. If you want your brain to be awesome then you should…

Student Responses:

Student Responses

Here’s How…:

Here’s How… Food-You need to get regularly and you need to eat right. (blueberries, fish, less sugar) Exercise-You need to exercise every day. More exercise means more brain power. Protection-Your brain is floating between your ears. When you get hit in the head it can damage your brain. Sleep-12-14 year olds need 9-11 hours of sleep for their brains. Your brain works while you sleep. Learning-Your brain makes more connections the more you learn new things.

Ticket Out:

Ticket Out What will you take away from what you have learned about the brain? How will this knowledge help you? Remember “There is no knowledge that is not power.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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