What If You Never Forgot Anything?

What would life be like if we never forgot anything? Challenge scholars to imagine the possibilities using a video from an extensive science playlist. Content includes how memories form, why forgetting is essential to learning, and what happens when the brain doesn't store information correctly.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Work the video into a unit about the brain or as a bridge between the nervous system and the senses
  • Fill the classroom with a pleasant odor, such as vanilla, then have students describe what it makes them think of 
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have some understanding of the parts of the brain and how neurons work before viewing
  • Although the content is high-level, the video is extremely engaging
  • The narrator provides excellent explanations of all terms and concepts
  • None
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