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Psychology: Biological Bases of Behavior & Build-A-Brain Activity

In this five-day class, learners will explore the connections between biology and psychology and build a brain of their own.
April Williamson
36 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
55 minutes
per class
5x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
This class covers the following APA National Standards for High School Psychology Curricula:
1.1 Identify the major divisions and subdivisions of the human nervous system.
1.2 Identify the parts of the neuron and describe the basic process of neural transmission.
1.3 Differentiate between the structures and functions of the various parts of the central nervous system.
1.4 Describe lateralization of brain functions.
1.5 Discuss the mechanisms of, and the importance of, plasticity of the nervous system.
2.1 Describe how the endocrine glands are linked to the nervous system.
2.2 Describe the effects of hormones on behavior and mental processes.
2.3 Describe hormone effects on the immune system.
3.1 Describe concepts in genetic transmission.
3.2 Describe the interactive effects of heredity and environment.
3.3 Explain how evolved tendencies influence behavior.
4.1 Identify tools used to study the nervous system.
4.2 Describe advances made in neuroscience.
4.3 Discuss issues related to scientific advances in neuroscience and genetics.
I have a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Master's in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and have taught year-long high school psychology classes since 2014. 
Learners will have small extension activities to complete individually after days 1-4. These should take less than 30 minutes each and will be discussed at the beginning of the following class. 
Note-taking handouts will be provided for days one through four. For the final class, students will need the following in order to build their model brain: 1 orange or grapefruit 1 plastic knife 1 plate or cutting board 1 pair of scissors Hand wipes 10 plain toothpicks 8 colored toothpicks (2 of each: red, yellow, blue, green) 2 plain or chocolate raisins 1 gummy worm 1 Twizzler 1 candy watermelon slice 1 red sour strip 1 green sour strip 2 gummy bears - included in the Haribo Starmix 1 twin snake - included in the Haribo Starmix 2 gummy soda bottles - included in the Haribo Starmix 1 gummy cherry (two cherries on a stem) - included in the Haribo Starmix 2 gummy rings - included in the Haribo Starmix If you can't find a particular candy, don't worry! Just choose a substitute of similar size and consistency. Gummy candies work best!
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
Information will be presented on slides. 


April Williamson
Lives in the United States
High School English and Psychology Teacher
36 total reviews
69 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I have taught secondary English, psychology, and social-emotional learning since 2013, working in California, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Japan. I've taught at educational summer camps and in public and charter schools. I've... 
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