Brain Awareness Week Internet Scavenger Hunt
Use these websites http://www.exploratorium.edu/memory/braindissection/index.html- Click through the entire brain dissection slide show by using the next button that is in the top left portion of the screen.
http://www.pfizer.com/brain/quiz.cgi Take the brain bytes quiz
Answer these questions:
What is stroke? What are some warning signs? What should be done if you suspect someone is having a stroke?
What is the cortex?
What percentage of your total brain cells are found in the cortex?
What are these cells responsible for?
How does the human cortex compare to animals cortex with respect to body size?
(Note these 4 answers will all be found on the same website)
How can someone die from an overdose of drugs?
Do we use only 10% of our brain? Cite at least 4 pieces of evidence for or against this statement.
Write down 3 interesting pieces of information that you learned from taking the brain bytes quiz at this link http://www.pfizer.com/brain/quiz.cgi
What is TBI and what are its main causes?
Discuss how the following drugs work on the brain: marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine and alcohol- Note you must find this information by attending a MOUSE PARTY
Where do we get the building blocks for our neurotransmitters and list some of them.