Name one part of the brain?
Your brain is an amazing organ that helps you think, learn, and remember. It contains billions of neurons that make up different parts of the brain and help you do different things. Your brain is constantly changing and adapting to help you better understand the world around you.
The Brain: An Incredible Machine
Neurons: Cells that transmit and receive signals throughout the brain and body. Neurotransmitters: Chemical messengers that help neurons communicate with each other. Synapses: The spaces between neurons where neurotransmitters are released to pass along signals.
The human brain contains about 100 billion neurons, which are cells that transmit information. The brain is the most active organ in the body, using up to 20% of the body’s energy and oxygen. The brain has a built-in ability to 'rewire' itself, which means it can create new connections between neurons in response to new experiences.
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What would it be like to not have a brain?
How do you think the brain helps us to learn?
Brain break: Draw a slice of pizza balancing on a unicycle.
Question: What are the three primary functions of the brain? Clues: • The brain is a very important organ in our body. • It controls functions like breathing and heart rate. • It also helps with thinking, learning and emotions. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. In pairs, draw a diagram of the brain showing its primary functions. B. Explain how each part of the brain affects our everyday life.
Which part of the brain controls balance and coordination?
What is the outer layer of the brain called?
- Cerebral cortex
- Medulla Oblongata
'Broca's area' and 'Wernicke's area' are associated with which function of the brain?
- Language processing
- Memory retention
- Visual perception
What is the name of the chemical messenger that carries signals between neurons in the brain?
'Split-brain' patients have had their what cut to prevent seizures?
- Corpus callosum
- Pituitary gland
- Medulla Oblongata
Work together in pairs: What is the name of the part of the brain responsible for controlling movement and coordination?