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Lesson 4.1 – What is sleep?

This lesson is intended to engage students with the concept of the neural circuit. The lesson and unit as a whole uses sleep, a behavior everyone is familiar with, to further explore neural circuits and how they control behaviors. In this lesson students are introduced to the sleep stages and how they are visualized and studied using EEGs. The lesson sets the students up to begin to learn about sleep in the context of neuronal control, a logical progression from the previous unit that focused on simple pathways.

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4.1 Classroom Materials

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