Reflection: Grappling with Complexity The Business of the Busy-CNS! Part II - Section 3: Extend


For this activity, it is extremely important to be clear in your objectives with students since some have trouble with thinking from both a mathematical and engineering perspective. I found that students struggled most with the idea and calculations to get the engineering proposals on track. Students asked a lot of questions for not just clarity but to relieve anxiety of not performing the task well. I had no problems with assuring students but found as subsequent classes came in that my instructions and explanations of required calculations helped with student confidence and independent performance.  

  Grappling with Complexity: Be Clear with Your Objective Here!
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The Business of the Busy-CNS! Part II

Unit 3: Brain Anatomy and Function
Lesson 5 of 5

Objective: Students will design a solution for a hypothetical CNS replacement transplant after analyzing data from their previous investigations.

Big Idea: The Central Nervous System is a highly trafficked area of the body that is analogous to the efficiency of a well constructed set of roadways. Like these roadways, the CNS can be repaired once we understand how they are specifically structured and function.

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