The Science of Dreams (Age 8-10)
Mysti Chisholm, RPSGT, MBA-HM
In this one-time class, students will learn the science and mechanism of dreaming along with dream journaling.
US Grade 3 - 5
Have you ever wondered why you dream? Do your dreams mean anything? What about nightmares? In this one-time class, we will cover the science behind dreaming. First, we look at the history of dreaming in other cultures. Then, we look at the area of the brain responsible for dreaming and cover the mechanisms of dreaming during REM-stage sleep. Dreams have a purpose for your brain! We will then touch upon dream interpretation vs. science and end class with interpreting one dream from each...
Stages of sleep associated with dreaming Purpose of dreaming for your brain History of dreams in other cultures Parts of the brain associated with dreaming
I have been the Coordinator for a hospital-based sleep disorders lab for the last eight years and am a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist. I have worked with thousands of patients over the years with sleep disorders and one of the most common questions is about their dreams. How do dreams and science fit together? Well, dreams have a purpose for your brain! As a former middle school science teacher, let me lead your student on a quest to understand dreams.
Dream Journaling page (print out or have available before and during class) https://www.journalbuddies.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dream-Recording.pdf Further Dream Journaling investigation sheet https://www.journalbuddies.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dream-Interpretation.pdf
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be encouraged to share their dreams they have journaled before class, but must not be inappropriate.
Meet the teacher
Hello students and parents! I am a former Science teacher who now runs a hospital-based Sleep Lab. With a Bachelors degree in Biology, I taught middle-school science classes for 10 years before transitioning into the healthcare field. I have been...
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Completed by 74 learners
Live video meetings
1-6 learners per class