Lesson Friday November 6 – Project time!!!!!

Today we almost the entire block discussing the idea of the ESSENTIAL or DRIVING QUESTION that is needed for the Year Long Genius Hour Project.   We brainstormed a number of ideas for different people’s topics.   If you have a topic, let us know in class on Monday and we can help you brainstorm yours!!!!!




Lesson Wed Nov 4

finish up Brain Games

discuss worksheets from The Chemistry of Fear and Brain Games

Year Long Psych Genius Hour Project




Lesson Monday November 2 – (YIKES – it’s November!) – Guest Speaker from UVIC

  1. hand in Zombie / Teen posters
  2. Today we are going to have a speaker from a UVIC program that discusses the brain!  If there is any homework you need to do, I will post it following the class.

You’re in luck – no homework!

And Congrats to Karen, Pamela and Eliza for crushing the competition in the Egg Drop Challenge 🙂

Lesson Friday Oct 30 – Psychology of Fear

  1. Michael Jackson’s Thriller
  2. Choice game
  3. Victoria Tourism’s BOO
  4. Fear Survey


  1. SM = the Woman who feels No Fear
  2. The Chemistry of Fear
    1. Fear Questions
  3. Brain Games: Don’t Be Afraid


Lesson Wed Oct 28 – The History of the Zombie

1) Watch zombie clips
a. Zombie History 1
b. Zombie History 2
c. The real life Walking Dead


2) work on poster assignment from last class

Lesson Monday October 26 – Understanding the Zombie brain…

  1. zombie true/false
  2. http://www.tubechop.com/watch/7057242 – the brain of the zombie
  3. computer lab: Zombie Brain Webquest

y9     4. Zombie Poster Assignment 2015

Lesson Wed Oct 21 – ZOMBIE Awareness

  1. Zombies and their Brains
  2. Zombie videos

(because a class about zombies MUST have a Walking Dead reference 🙂 )

3. based on what we have seen and discussed, find out all the different parts of the brain that are affected in a zombie!!!


Lesson Monday Oct 19

  1. TEST!
  2. watch Surviving 🙂 The Teenage Brain from 18:10 – 28:10 (go to Friday Oct 16 for the link)
  3. answer questions Surviving the Teenage Brain part 2
  4. reading and questions  (this is continued from Friday Oct 16 – Blame My Brain reading  & Questions)

Lesson Friday Oct 16 – Risky Business: The Teen Brain

  1. don’t forget – small test on Monday!


  1. Read over A Work in Progress
  2. Risk Taking quiz
  3. Video: Surviving the Teenage Brain http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/surviving-the-teenage-brain  – watch first 17 ½ minutes
    a. Complete Surviving the Teenage Brain part 1
  4. Do reading from Blame My Brain (you will need to get this from Mrs. Spencer) – answer  questions Blame My Brain Risks


Lesson Wed Oct 14 – The Teen Brain…still under construction…

  1. brain hats turned in!  these must be coloured, labelled and cut out – they do not have to be taped into the hat yet!
  2. teen brain trivia
  3. tape up brain hats

Psych 12: Basic Brain Anatomy “Test” Review
1. Be able to label a brain diagram with the following parts of the brain:
a. Frontal lobe
b. Parietal lobe
c. Temporal lobe
d. Occipital lob
e. Motor cortex
f. Somatosensory cortex
g. Brain stem
h. Cerebellum
i. Cerebrum / cerebral cortex
2. Explain TWO key functions of the ALL of the above parts of the brain – except for the occipital and the temporal, for which you can give 1


5. The Teenage Brain  ppt



6. discussion

7. if time, we will start watching Surviving 🙂 The Teenage Brain

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