Students will learn to determine symptoms of schizophrenia, examine the relationships among genes, neurotransmitters, and identify relevant brain structures.
Describe how the behavior of a person with schizophrenia may differ from normal. Tell why schizophrenia is often considered the "cancer of mental illness." Explain why the identical twin of an individual with schizophrenia is more likely to develop the disorder than a fraternal twin or other sibling, but not guaranteed to develop it. Provide evidence that several neurotransmitters may be involved in producing schizophrenia. Elucidate the relationships among genes, neurotransmitters, and the appearance of schizophrenia. Identify brain structures that differ from normal in patients with recurring symptoms of schizophrenia.
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- ID: 1362
- Source: DNALC.G2C
909. Teacher Feature
Teacher Feature is a collection of lessons for use in the classroom. Each lesson includes teacher pages, standards correlations, and student worksheets.
1354. Autism (lesson)
Students learn about the symptoms associated with autism, explore the nature of 'normal' behavior, and can design a quasi-experiment to test a hypothesis about autism.
1291. Schizophrenia - A Review
A review of the causes, symptoms, and treatments of schizophrenia.
884. Background to Autism
Autism is a disorder in brain development that becomes apparent in earliest childhood. It is defined by problems in socialization, communication, and repetitive behaviors.
1363. Genes for memory (lesson)
Students will experiment with an interactive animation to compare mutant and wild-type mice in a water maze. They will analyze data and discuss findings of a research paper.
1361. Model Organisms (Lesson)
Students work through a series of experiments that investigate the use of model organisms in the search for a better understanding of the genes that influence memory formation.
879. Background to ADHD
All children have occasional trouble paying attention or suppressing their impulses. ADHD is a chronic condition, however, and its main symptoms have a larger effect on people’s lives.
865. Mental Retardation
Mental retardation: struggle, stigma, science.
1357. Depression (lesson)
Students reveal their preconceptions about depression, then use G2C Online to learn about symptoms of the disorder, genes, and neurotransmitters associated with it, and challenges involved in diagnosis and treatment.
893. Preventing Schizophrenia
In this review of schizophrenia, the authors show how our growing knowledge of causal factors offers hope for successful preventive measures.