In this sequence of lessons, students will investigate how the brain’s structure and function underpin mental wellbeing and brain health. They will work in groups to design and develop their own artistic interpretation of a specific brain region.

The Brain program has been developed by UniSC neuroscientist Dr Kathryn Broadhouse who’s research areas are imaging and adolescent neuro-development.

The program is aligned to the Year 9 Australian Curriculum and incorporates activities linked to learning outcomes in Health & PE, Visual Arts and Design Technologies. The lessons and resources provide students with opportunities to develop computational thinking and science inquiry skills, and deepen their understanding of STEM careers.

I learnt about my brain’s ability to constantly adapt and learn (neuroplasticity). The human brain is amazing!

-Year 9 student

Brain – Learning Attributes Overview

Lesson 2 – Brain Health (70mins) – presented by MindSET-do
Lesson 3 – Meta Learning (70mins) – presented by MindSET-do
Lesson 4 – Brain Health & Meta Learning (70mins) – presented by MindSET-do
Lesson 5 – Design Day (70mins) – presented by MindSET-do
Lesson 6 – Presentation/Gallery Viewing (70 mins) – optional lesson delivered by classroom teacher

L6 – This is an optional lesson which teachers can utilise for assessment – providing groups with the opportunity to present their design, evaluate their artwork and their design process. Teachers design this lesson linked to learning outcomes in Visual Arts, Design and Technologies and English.

L6 – Powerpoint Slides

L6 – Teacher Handout – Lesson Plan

L6 – Student Presentation Sheet

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