This unit is intended to engage students with understanding how their brains work. As a start, they investigate how brains are put together by dissecting a sheep’s brain. Then they investigate firsthand not only how their brains sense their environment, but also how their brains can be fooled into creating sensory illusions. This unit concludes with a lesson in which students explore how many moving parts that make up their brains need to work together to control complex behaviors, such as language.
- 1.1: How can we study our brains?
- 1.2: How does brain structure impact its function?
- 1.3: How can we study the behaving brain?
- 1.4: How do our brains interpret the environment?
- 1.5: How do the parts of our brains work together?