Brains and Neurons

How does a brain - less than 3 pounds of wrinkly pink matter - enable a person to sense their environment, think, feel, make decisions, remember things, and control every behavior? This is one of the greatest mysteries of life. For teachers interested in teaching students about the brain and its neurons, here is a set of lesson plans for exploring your brain. The first set of lessons (Brains & 2 point) explores the brain on a large scale - what is a brain, what are its parts, and how to dissect a brain. The second set of lessons (Neuron Game) explores the brain on a small scale - how do neurons in a brain communicate with one another and how do drugs interfere with the normal functioning of these neurons?

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