Teacher Feature is a collection of lessons for use in the classroom. Each lesson includes teacher pages, standards correlations, and student worksheets.
Teacher Feature is a collection of lessons for use in the classroom. Each lesson includes teacher pages, standards correlations, and student worksheets. Lessons on learning and memory, autism, schizophrenia, depression, ethics, and model organisms are included.
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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.
Use this chromosome map to explore genes associated with autism.
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.
Learning and memory are two intimately linked cognitive processes that stem from interactions with the environment (experience).
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.
Mental retardation: struggle, stigma, science.
Cognitive information is encoded in patterns of nervous activity and decoded by molecular listening devices at the synapse. Professor Seth Grant explains how different patterns of neural firing are critical to cognition.
Students will learn to determine symptoms of schizophrenia, examine the relationships among genes, neurotransmitters, and identify relevant brain structures.
Model organisms such as yeast, bacteria, the mouse and the fruit fly are used by researchers to study biological systems. The genomes of these organisms have been mapped and sequenced.
New technologies that permit us to observe the workings of the human brain and to influence its function also raise critical ethical and policy questions.