In Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, author JoAnn Deak, Ph.D. introduces children to the wonders of their own brains. Through lively text and colorfully illustrated diagrams, children come to understand the integral role they play in stretching and shaping this powerful organ.
Classroom activities in this instructional unit encourage children to reflect upon their experiences as individuals, particularly those related to personal success and areas for growth. The instructional activities also enable teachers to cultivate children’s character development through the pillars of courage, reasoning, and responsibility.
This unit includes three activity sets as well as supplemental online resources to augment the more straightforward projects. The activity sets are designed to be taught in sequence, such that knowledge acquired in the first set of activities can be applied in subsequent sets. Teachers can build and embellish the activities to best suit their classroom needs.
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