Your Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience is an exciting new summer course offered in partnership with the Center for Transnational Science Education (CTSE) at Tufts Medical School. The Neurological Disease course provides students with an opportunity to explore how our brains work and how disease and our choices change our brains.
The Neurological Disorders Module is organized around four key questions:
• Got Brains? What do our brains need to do?
• What are the building blocks of our brains and how do they communicate with each other?
• How do our neurons work together to control behaviors?
• How do our choices change our brains?
These questions guide our investigation of the nervous system from the building blocks of our brains to how our brains control behavior. Students will explore each of these questions and then, for a final project describe the anatomy, physiology, detection methods and treatment options of a neurological disorder.
Middle School life science
- Identify the main structures of our nervous systems, and describe their functions
- Describe the structures and functions of neurons
- Explain how neural circuits regulate behavior, specifically sleep
- Identify choices that change our brains and describe how those choices change our brains
- Describe how abnormalities in both the structure and function of our nervous systems can result in disease
- Ask questions and define problems
- Develop and use models
- Analyze and interpret data
- Construct explanations and design solutions
- Engage in argument from evidence
- Obtain, evaluate and communicate information
Science - Life Science
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Summer 17 Session 1, Summer 17 Session 2
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