Unit 1: Meet Your Brain Teacher's Guide & Resource Materials
Students will understand the importance of their brain. Through hands on activities they know how our senses keep us safe. Students will know about the parts of their brain that keep them alive, control feelings, and govern thinking. Students will learn about foods and fitness activities to keep the brain healthy.
135 Page Full-Color Printed Book (Digital PDF Also Available)
20 Circle Time Lessons
20 Life Skill Lessons
Chapter 1: The Caregiver Brain
Students will identify their brain as the control center for their physical well-being. Through in-class experiments they will discover how our senses inform our bodies in order to keep us safe.
Chapter 2: The Storyteller Brain
Students will understand that our likes and dislikes and emotions come from the center of the brain. Our emotions help us learn by helping us remember things.
Chapter 3: The Sage Brain
Students will know how their brain process information. Students will learn the thinking part of the brain is what helps us make healthy decisions.
Chapter 4: A Healthy Start for Brains
Students will learn what the brain is made of including protein, special fats, and water. Students will understand their brains need water, protein, special fats, and antioxidants (fruits and vegetables) to stay healthy. They will understand the importance of oxygen for the brain and that exercise is the best way for the brain to get oxygen.
Questions children should be able to answer
1. Why is it important to take care of your brain?
2. What are at least 3 things your brain does?
3. What's your brain made of?
4. Name 3 or more foods that are good for your brain?
5. What do you need to drink for a healthy brain?
6. What does your brain need besides food and water?
7. Name 3 or more things you can do to get oxygen to your brain.