ERIC Number: ED244430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Beautiful Brain: A Unit for Grades 5-9 with Further Explorations for Gifted and Talented.
The unit provides information on the study of the human brain for students in grades 5-9 with suggestions for extending the lessons for gifted and talented students. Learning activities are offered for ten lessons (sample subtopics in parentheses); introduction to the unit (student pretest and posttest); brain growth; medulla-oblongata-reptilian brain; cerebellum-lumbic brain; cerebrum-neocortex-new mammalian brain; hemisphericity (the mind's dual nature, styles of learning and thinking); the hemispheres (right brain and left brain functions in terms of styles of learning and thinking); the senses; long and short term memory; and the positive potential of the brain. Extended learning activities require higher level thinking on topics such as dreams, extra sensory perception, the biochemistry of emotions, and phobias. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center Project. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 162 444-448.