Developing reasoning skills is crucial to a child’s early learning.
Logic and reasoning are the ability to think through problems and apply strategies to solve them.
Have students complete Lesson 3: "Making Smart Choices." Then give them this worksheet to complete.
Skills covered: Critical Thinking/Persuasive Writing/Art National Science Education Standards: Activity Extension: Have students work together to come up with their own scenario in which a young person may be offered a drink.
Start a classroom discussion about how the effects of alcohol on the brain may actually harm their relationships with peers. Cerebral Cortex: Decision-making; Act without thinking; 2.
Cerebellum: Coordinating everyday movement; Loss of balance; 3. Central Nervous System: Sending signals through the body; Slow movement; 5. Hippocampus: Memory; Difficulty learning Bonus Worksheet 2: Charting the Consequences (PDF) Objective: To reinforce the facts about the harmful effects of alcohol on the body.
Skin: Short-term: Widening blood vessels; Long-term: Worsening acne or puffy skin; 4.
Liver: Short-term: Breaks down alcohol; Long-term: Cirrhosis. : Short-term consequences may include getting into fights with friends for no reason, being late for school, forgetting material for a test.
It plays a significant role in problem solving, as well as decision making, explanation, conceptualization and communication.
Reasoning requires logical and intellectual skills as well as practice.