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STUDENT WORKSHEET ACTIVITY 5D BRAIN MAP WORKSHEET

Name____________________________ 1. You are taking a trip f om Dallas to Corpus Christi You must stop in Waco for gas r . and Austin to make a phone call. Use either the tree diagram of the basic counting principle to determine how many paths are possible for you to take using ma p A and map B. Show your work. Map A

FT. WORTH DALLAS

WACO

AUSTIN HOUSTON SAN ANTONIO

CORPUS CHRISTI

This is a T exas map overlaying a picture of the human brain. Show two possible paths from Dallas to Waco, three possible paths from Waco to Austin, and one possible path from Austin to Corpus Christi. See example of T exas map overlaying brain.

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Map B

FT. WORTH DALLAS

WACO

AUSTIN HOUSTON SAN ANTONIO

CORPUS CHRISTI

This is another T exas map overlaying a picture of the human brain. Show 3 possible paths from Dallas to Waco, 3 possible paths from Waco to Austin, and 4 possible paths from Austin to Corpus Christi.

2. Refer to lesson 2 on brain anatomy to determine the following: Compare the cities and roads on the map to parts of the brain. A. What part of the brain do the citiesrepresent? ________________________ B. What part of the brain do theroads represent? ________________________ 3. Which maprepresents the brain of an active elderly person ? An inactive elderly person? Explain your answers Map _____ represents the brain of an active elderly person because__________________ ______________________________________________________________________________. Map _____ represents the brain of an inactive elderly person because_________________ ______________________________________________________________________________. 4. List mental activities you do now: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

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List ways that you could increase your mental activity? ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 5. List physical activities you do now . ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ How could you inc rease your physical activity? ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Can you think of reasons why your physical activities may have to be modified as you age? ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 6. If going from Dallas to Corpus Christi represents neu pathways in p ron roblem solving, how would an elderly person with brain map A solve a p roblem diffe rently than an elderly person with brain map B ? Give an example using a p roblem-solving task. ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 7. Waco is blocked due to flooding and Austin is blocked due to road repair. Give an example of an event that could occur in someone's life that could cause a blocked neural pathway similar to a road block on a route to get to a destination. ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. A commercial states the following:

You have 100 billion brain cells. What are you going to do? Sit a r ound all day and do nothing. Stay in school.

Based on what you have learned from this lesson, why does this commercial make sense for you as a teenager? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

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