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Concussion (2015)

 
Concept featured in clip:Brain Structure and Function; Anatomy; concussions
Location of clip: (DVD)


Summary of clip: Could be a good introduction into a real-world application/engineer project where students design better protective equipment.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: Brain Structure and Function; Real world application to anatomy; Resonates with athletes; Highlights implications of concussions
Suggestions to teachers:

Questions after viewing:
With what you know about the brain and it’s anatomy, why are concussions such a serious injury?
Why would it be dangerous for the brain to collide with the inside of the skull? Thinking about it’s anatomy, what key brain regions are being impacted (usually) during a concussion event? What are these brain regions responsible for?
How do you think contact sports can best reduce the long-term impact of concussion?