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Bright Light Neuro: Brain Basics, Lesson 2 — How Much of Our Brains Do We Use?

  • Published19 Mar 2024
  • Source Bright Light Neuro

The goal of this lesson is to understand both simple and complex behaviors that require integrated networks to operate in the brain.

Content Area:

  • Science
  • Critical Thinking 

Standards (NGSS)

  • LS1-D: Information Processing
  • MS-ETS1-4: Engineering Design

What Are We Learning?

The brain functions as an integrated network.

Why Are We Learning This?

The more information our brains have about the outside world, the more likely the brain is to survive.


  • “Brain Systems” student handout 

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Reference Bright Light Neuro’s Brain Basics Teaching Unit.


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