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Unit 1

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Got Brains: What do our brains do?

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.

 
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