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Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.

Understanding how the Brain Works
Understanding how the brain works

The way the brain works fascinates many scientists, however much of what is known about the brain and its working has been discovered within the last fifteen years. It is a collection of cells that control all thoughts, words and deeds. Greenfield (1995: 22) asked, ‘How does our state of consciousness derive from the slurry of tissues that have the consistency of a boiled egg?’ It is strange to think that this very mass of tissue is someone's individuality! The brain is made up of neurons and generally its size is related to the size of the animal concerned; therefore, the bigger the animal the bigger the brain. However, it is not the number of neurons ...

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