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Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

 
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What Are the Effects of Multitasking?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Listening to music, doing jumping jacks, yelling at the dog while creating a play-doh model of the brain - students test the idea of multitasking!

 
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A Difference of Mind

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work through a variety of stations to determine that there is a large variation in how different brains respond to situations/stimuli.

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Brains....Brains...Must Have Brains

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students create models to recognize that models can be used to represent systems and their interactions.

 
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Brain Interactive

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students apply their new knowledge of the brain to determine the effects of different brain injuries.

 
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Lets Talk - Introduction to Neurotransmission

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore neurotransmission through a variety of activities including a kinesthetic model.

 
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The Brain: Structure and Function

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore brain structure and function.

 
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Regions of the Brain

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students create a map of the brain as it responds to stimuli.

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Inside Information Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students test their powers of deduction as they attempt to determine how the brain and the body communicate.

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Design a Cyborg Eye - Introduction

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students pitch investors to fund their cyborg eye designs!

 
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Modeling Neurotransmission

7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
7th Grade Science » Unit: From Molecules to Organisms: Systems & The Human Body
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will be able to physically model the process of neurotransmission.

 
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Exploring the Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye!

High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Eyes are complex organs with highly specialized parts that are used by organisms to connect their brains to their physical world.

 
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Inside Information Part 2

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a simple computer model to determine how information travels in both reflexive and voluntary motor responses.

 
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Investigating the Senses

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Smell, hearing, taste and touch - student designed exhibits explain much.

 
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Nervous System Introductory Discussion

8th Grade Science » Unit: Nervous System
8th Grade Science » Unit: Nervous System
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Using an introductory discussion is a good way to determine students' misconceptions and personal connections to unit information.

 
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Design a Cyborg Eye - Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students brainstorm, research and create cyborg eye designs.

 
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eye part 1
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