Adult Brain vs. Teen Brain

     Image: Harvard Magazine

Now that you’ve learned about the different regions of the brain and what they do, I want you to start thinking about how your brain and my brain might be different. I want you to name a lobe of the brain that you think might be different in teen brains and adult brains and give a reason why you think that.

For example (I’ll use my cats): I think that my cats’ cerebellum and brainstem are smaller (less developed) than mine (relative in size to the rest of the brain) because sometimes they are really clumsy and fall off of things and that part of the brain controls movement.

So think about how teenagers and adults act differently and make a possible connection to differences in brain development!

Thoughts on Speaker

Post something that stood out for you from today’s talk with Kaija. It could be something you learned, a question that came to you after the talk, something you found really important, etc. If you don’t want to post it publically you can email it to Jennifer.

COVID-19 and You

How has COVID-19  impacted you or your family? How has COVID-19 impacted your community? (These are the last questions on the Peardeck slide show. If you have answered on there just copy your answers on to here. If you haven’t answered on the slide answering on here will count for both.)

Health 2021!

Welcome to High School Health class! This class tends to be interesting, fun, and relevant to the lives of many teenagers. Of the following topics, which one are you most interested in learning about?

  • mental health
  • nutrition
  • the teen brain
  • addiction
  • relationships