Beautiful Brain: Step Inside the Brain

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Before digital microscopes, scientists hired artists to draw the things visible in the microscope. Through training in neuroscience and art, Cajal revolutionized the way we view the beautiful brain. The third lesson in a series of four encourages scholars to view Cajal's artwork, consider his process, create their own artwork, and reflect on the activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • View many representations of neurons including cartoon and scientific models
Classroom Considerations
  • Optional use of a video enhances the lesson
  • Project the artwork as large as possible to see the detail
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Connects science, history, and art
  • Easily scales to lower or higher academic levels
  • None
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