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What Are Dreams?
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Robert Stickgold (Ask the Expert)
Read the answers to viewer-submitted questions for Harvard neuroscientist, Robert Stickgold, whose current work looks at the nature and function of sleep and dreams from a cognitive neuroscience perspective.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/dreams/ask.html


Matt Walker (Ask the Expert)
Matt Walker, director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, answers questions on how sleep impacts our ability to learn.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3410/01-ask.html


Record Information about Sleep Habits (Lesson, Viewing Ideas: Before Watching #1)
Be a sleep researcher and record information about your own sleep habits, then look for patterns and share results.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/3410_01_nsn.html

Curriculum Connections
Sleep, data collection and analysis, graphing

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Regulation and behavior
Standard G: Science as human endeavor, Nature of science
Math Standards (Grades 6-8): Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Communication, Connections, Representation

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: The behavior of organisms
Standard G: Science as human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge
Math Standards: Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Communication, Connections, Representation



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Hypothesize Some Reasons Why Sleep May Be Important for Different Kinds of Animals (Viewing Ideas: After Watching #4)
Look for patterns in data about different types of animals and their daily sleep averages.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/viewing/3410_01_nsn.html

Curriculum Connections
Sleep, animal science, data analysis, hypotheses

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: Regulation and behavior
Standard G: Science as human endeavor, Nature of science
Math Standards (Grades 6-8): Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Communication, Connections, Representation

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard C: Life Science: The behavior of organisms
Standard G: Science as human endeavor, Nature of scientific knowledge
Math Standards: Algebra, Data Analysis and Probability, Communication, Connections, Representation



   

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