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Brain Power: Grades 2-3

Sending and Receiving Messages (Module 3)

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In module 1, students learned how to use scientific inquiry to solve problems. In module 2, they learned about four key parts of the brain and what each part does. During the third mission, students will simulate the process of neurotransmission: how information gets to and from the brain.

Learning Objectives

  • Students simulate neurotransmission.
  • Students discover how messages travel throughout the body.
  • Students learn about the relationship between the brain and the rest of the nervous system.

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NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 2-3. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-2-3

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