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Mind Over Money
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Find out more about careers related to behavioral economics.
Mind Over Money (Video)
Meet Leo Melamed, onetime Chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and developer of the revolutionary "derivative," and find out the connection between mathematics and stock trading. (Chapters 7 and 8, approx. 13 min.)


Laurie Santos: Experimental Psychologist (Multimedia)
Find out why Laurie Santos studies monkeys to learn about humans and check out "Monkeynomics Revisited" to see how monkeys are just like humans when it comes to economics.


Voices of Concern (Interview)
Read interviews with five experts who reveal the threats facing human populations, national economies, and the global climate.


A Radical Mind (Interview)
Hear from Benoit Mandelbrot, an acclaimed mathematician and self-proclaimed "maverick" who devised a new kind of visual mathematics based on irregular shapes, called Fractal Geometry.


Mirror Neurons (Lesson/Viewing Ideas: Before Watching #1)
Be a brain researcher. Locate regions of the brain and determine what each controls on a brain function map.

Curriculum Connections
Brain, brain structure, brain function, frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, temporal lobe, cerebellum, brain stem, mapping

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health

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 F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal and community health



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Be a Demographer (Interactive/Lesson)
Try your hand at being at population expert to see how demographic data reflect and shape the future of the U.S. and three other countries.

Curriculum Connections
Demography, population, demographic markers, data collection, birth rate, death rate, fertility rate, life expectancy, infant mortality, median age, net migration, growth rate

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural hazards; Risks and benefits; Science and technology in society

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry
Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal and community health; Population growth; Natural resources; Environmental quality; Natural and human-induced hazards; Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges



   

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