Question Sheet: Teen Brains, Under Construction


Before reading:

  1. What types of behavior are associated with being a teenager?
  2. Why do you think some teenagers have a particularly hard time getting along with their parents?

During reading:

  1. Why does neuroscientist Jay Giedd describe teenage brains as "under construction"?
  2. What is gray matter and how does its growth or loss affect a person?
  3. When do brains appear to stop developing?
  4. Compare the brain development of boys to that of girls.
  5. How might brain research affect teaching?...

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