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Grades K-1

Relationship to the National Science Education Standards

The activities in this lesson align with two standards identified in the NSES: unifying contents and processes and the life science content standards.

Unifying Concepts and Processes
Levels K–4 How Mission Is Aligned
Systems, order, and organization This mission introduces students to the idea that the brain is one system that is part of a larger system—the human body—and that both systems work together to enable people to function.
Life Science Standards
Levels K–4 How Mission Is Aligned
Characteristics of organisms This mission introduces students to the concept that all organisms have basic needs. One need of humans is to have a brain to perform many key functions of living.

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