THE TEENAGE BRAIN: A WEB QUEST FOR THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN
Why are we doing Science in Reading class? Reading comprehension grows whenever you read, listen, or view. These skills are not just for novels and fiction.
During this investigation you will learn about how the teenage brain is growing and changing. Each of the readings will help you respond to the following questions:
At the end of this Web Quest you will use your research to complete a RAFT task. Please review the rubric for the assignment to make sure you meet all the requirements.
Below you will find a list of each task you need to complete:
Task 1- TEDTalk
How does brain changes during your teenage years effect how you think, learn, and your behavior?
Watch this TED talk by neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore at
Why are we watching this? (Purpose)
The TedTalk discusses what happens to the brain during adolescents.
List two unfamiliar words you hear in the talk. (Try your best guess at spelling).
Choose one adjective that describes the tone of this talk, or write your own (Explain why you selected the word):
Write two specific things you learned from this presentation. Use complete sentences.
What is the central idea of this talk? Write one complete sentence.
After the TEDtalk Writing Prompt:
Write a scholarly explanatory paragraph that explains the central idea of this TED Talk.
>Write in complete sentences
>Vary sentence structure
>Be sure to begin by writing the main points of the video
>Use scholarly transition phrases = avoid "Also", "First, second, thirdly..."
>Use TEXT EVIDENCE from the video by paraphrasing
>Write a strong concluding statement - avoid summarizing, avoid repeating your thesis verbatim, bringing up minor points or new information, AND avoid phrases such as, "In conclusion," or "In summary,"