How the Body Works: The Brain

The video displays a diagram of the nervous system and the dialogue is a telephone conversation about how it works. While it is not particularly engaging, there are plenty of related resources that make this quite a find! From within the linked article, there is an interactive diagram of the brain, songs, printable worksheets, and related readings. Learn not just about the structure of the nervous system, but also what causes an ice cream headache, what a concussion is, and how memory works! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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  • Includes a multiple-choice interactive quiz
  • Printable activities provided
  • Reading excerpt can be read in Spanish or listened to 
  • Can be used to address Next Generation Science Standards or Common Core literacy standards

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