Brain, Stress, and Learning Lesson Plan by ivz21134

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									     Brain, Stress, and Learning Lesson Plan
• This lesson plan discusses the brain, stress, and learning. There are notes
  attached to each slide to explain what the slide is about.

• This lesson plan will include topics covering the Wyoming Science Academic
  Content Standards for Grade Span 5-8 listed below:
• CONTENT STANDARD 1. CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES
• In the context of unifying concepts and processes, students develop an
  understanding of scientific content through inquiry. Science is a dynamic
  process; concepts and content are best learned through inquiry and
  investigation.
• ACADEMIC CONTENT STANDARD 1. CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES
• Students learn about scientific content through inquiry.
• 8.A.S.1.1 Students relate different organ systems with their specialized
  function.
• 8.A.S.1.3 Students describe interconnectedness of diverse organisms within an
  ecosystem.
• 8.A.S.2.1 Students use science reference materials to answer science
  questions and present findings.
Developed by Shawna McBride
   University of Wyoming
       Science Posse
Human Brain
Human Brain
Where do things happen in the brain?
             What is memory?
• Memory is the capacity we have to remember
  – things that happened in the past
  – things that will happen in the future


• Connections between neurons
How do we learn and remember things?
• When we learn something
  the wiring of our brain
  changes
  – Make new connections
  – Strengthen old connections
                 Questions
• What did you have or will you have for lunch
  today?




• What did you have for lunch a week ago?
What types of memories do we have?
• Short-term

• Long-term
How do we make long-term
    memories stick?
                                  Touch

                    Actions


                                                   Sights
         Emotion            Hippocampus

 Perception
                                          Sounds
                   Smells
Alzheimer‘s
Do you think you have a good memory?
Let’s try this again, with a slight twist
    What is stress and how does it
           affect memory?
• Anything that requires us to change or adapt
• Stress can be damaging to memory
    What other things affect memories?
•   Sights
•   Sounds
•   Smells
•   Touch
•   Taste
•   Emotion
•   Actions
Let’s try to memorize something
               else
Japanese numbers 1-10
Link things with a Sound or an Action
                Memory Tricks
•   Link information to visual cues
•   Link information to actions or physical cues
•   Link information to rhymes or songs
•   Use Mnemonics—memorize first letters
•   Draw Mind Maps
•   Chunk information
•   Practice, practice, practice
•   Get emotionally involved
                 Mnemonics
• Names of the Great Lakes
  – H-O-M-E-S; Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie,
    Superior


• Colors of the spectrum
  – R-o-y G. B-i-v; Red Orange Yellow Green Blue
    Indigo Violet
                  Let’s try one
• Three branches of government
  – Executive
  – Legislative
  – Judicial
Mind Maps
             Let’s try one

  After                        At School
 School
Activities

               Reduce Stress


                                       At Home
The End

								
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