Proposed unit title: "If I Only Had a Brain...". The unit is covering the nervous system specifically identifying the major structure and functions of the of the brain. Also diseases that affect the brain. Proposed curriculum questions:
Essential Question--In the “Wizard of Oz”, why does the scarecrow wish for a brain?
Unit Question--What happens when we think?
Content Questions--What are the 5 main parts of the brain? What is the function of each main part? What are 2 diseases that affect the brain? What area of the brain is affected by these diseases? Any emerging treatments for your identified diseases?