Learning about Learning

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In this truly unique series of activities, students gain insight into the process of their own learning and consider how learning helps humans survive and thrive. The rich variety of activities, stories, and articles is a wonderful introduction to the topic of learning and the marvels of the human brain. The unit also exemplifies teaching approaches that take into account different learning styles and the idea of "multiple intelligences." Many teachers present these activities at the start of the school year so ...
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Overview

In this truly unique series of activities, students gain insight into the process of their own learning and consider how learning helps humans survive and thrive. The rich variety of activities, stories, and articles is a wonderful introduction to the topic of learning and the marvels of the human brain. The unit also exemplifies teaching approaches that take into account different learning styles and the idea of "multiple intelligences." Many teachers present these activities at the start of the school year so students can apply their new consciousness about their own learning and the workings of the brain over the rest of the year.

How, as individuals, do humans learn? What hinders and helps our learning? Do animals learn in a similar way? How, as a community of humans, do we learn things that are important for survival? How do our brains get information? Does the actual structure of our brains change with learning? To investigate these and other questions, students delve into the human organism and nervous system, animal behavior, health and safety issues, product testing, and the ethics of experimentation. In the process, they learn a great deal about what scientists actually do.

The unit begins with irresistible maze-making activities. Then, in two different sessions, students role-play wolf pups seeking their own pack and determining which foods are safe to eat. A compelling mystery scenario focuses on health issues, including a strong message against sniffing of glue and other solvents. In other sessions, student-scientists simulate the pioneering work of Dr. Marian Diamond on the impact of enriched and impoverished environments on brain development. A closing play ties the many strands of the unit together in a novel and memorable way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780924886423
  • Publisher: University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Great Explorations in Math and Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 8.59 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Introduction 1
Time Frame 6
Activity 1 Learning a Maze 9
Make A Maze Student Sheet 16
Activity 2 Good Teachers, Good Learners 19
Activity 3 Silent Smell Tracking 25
Nervous System Diagram 32
Activity 4 The Hexacarbon Solvent Mystery 35
Victim Name Tag Sheet 54
Chemical Name Tag Sheet 55
Chemical Suspect Statements 56
Victim Information Sheet for Luis Marquez 57
Victim Information Sheet for Steve Billings 58
Chemical List from the Fabric Printing Factory 59
List of Workers with Neuropathy 60
Map of the Fabric Printing Factory 61
Job Descriptions of Workers in Print Room 62
Lists of Activities of Seven Victims 63
Lacquer Thinner Ingredients 70
What Really Happened 71
Activity 5 Learning What is Safe 75
Homework Article: The Case of Lash-Lure 83
Activity 6 The Story of Genie 87
Article: The Story of Genie 92
Activity 7 Learning and Environment (Part I) 97
Drawings of Rats in Cages (Control plus Experimental Groups) 104
Diagrams of Rat Brain Cells (Control plus Experimental Groups) 109
Circle Grid 114
Dendrite Graphing Sheet 115
Instructions for Dendrite Graphing 116
Activity 8 Learning and Environment (Part II) 119
Completed Dendrite Graphing Sheet 126
Questions to Consider 127
Homework Article: What's Really Going On In There? The Story of Dr. Marian Cleeves Diamond's Research on the Brain 128
Activity 9 Ethics of Learning 133
Activity 10 The Learning About Learning Play 137
Common Sense: The GEMS Learning About Learning Play 140
Going Further (for the entire unit) 147
Behind the Scenes 151
Resources 177
Assessment Suggestions 184
Literature Connections 187
Summary Outlines 197
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