Why Your Brain Is in Your Head

The evolutionary process of the development of brains and their placement in the bodies of animals is the focus of a video that also discusses the genes that control the brain and the protections that developed along with it.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research Hox genes
Classroom Considerations

  • Video might be better for more mature learners
  • Comment section is filled with discussion about the amusement park and garbage dump in much more graphic terms
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning in English, Polish, and Chinese (Taiwan)
  • Provides links to further information in the notes section on YouTube
Cons

  • Won't work well with less mature classes due to the way the script is written