- Nicotine and the Brain reading sheet
- Brain Reward Pathway model sheet
- 3 Green plugs (acetylcholine)
- 6 Red plugs (nicotine)
- 6 Yellow cups (receptors)
- 4 Blue beads (dopamine)
- 1 Happy face token
- 1 Sad face token
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MS-LS1-8. Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.
Developing and Using Models - Modeling in 6–8 builds on K–5 experiences and progresses to developing, using, and revising models to describe, test, and predict more abstract phenomena and design systems.
- Develop and use a model to describe phenomena.
LS1.D: Information Processing - Each sense receptor responds to different inputs (electromagnetic, mechanical, chemical), transmitting them as signals that travel along nerve cells to the brain. The signals are then processed in the brain, resulting in immediate behaviors or memories.
LS1.A: Structure and Function - Within cells, special structures are responsible for particular functions, and the cell membrane forms the boundary that controls what enters and leaves the cell.
Cause and Effect - Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural systems.