TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 2A: Functional Brain Log

Over the course of three days have students keep a log of what they eat, how many hours of sleep they get, and what activities they engage in for each day. At the end of the three-day period, students will record their results onto a chart. (See Functional Brain Log). After logging their results onto the chart, students will compare their data with that found on an information sheet presenting basic tips for maintaining optimal brain function (See Better Brain Log). Comparing the data will allow students to see that what they eat, how much they rest, and how much they exercise has a direct impact on how well their brain functions during the day. Students will answer the questions found at the bottom of their Functional Brain Log sheet and tally their scores for an indication of how they are or are not contributing to the well-being of their brain.

Keywords: 

Health promotion, self assessment, health habit, disease prevention

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Activity Code: 
2A
Unit Reference: 
It's All in Your Mind
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 2: Optimizing Your Brain