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Brain Power: Grades 4-5

Your Amazing Brain (Module 2)

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During the second Brain Power! mission, the students learn about the major parts of the brain and their functions. They learn about different techniques used to study the brain—Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)—and discuss what each can tell us about the brain and its functioning. The students also learn about the work of brain researchers.

Learning Objectives

  • Students learn about different parts of the brain and the function of each part.
  • Students discuss three different techniques used to study the brain.
  • Students analyze pictures taken with each device and figure out what information can be obtained from each kind of picture.
  • Students learn about the work of different brain researchers.

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