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12/02/20: Unit 7: Dinner Time & Unit 8: Beyond Planet Earth

Food and Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night?

Your brain is like a machine that needs specific materials to function well. This website breaks down the different nutritional parts that are necessary, and how they interact with the brain. Take a look and learn about some brain food.

Let’s explore how food affects our brain

What do you think?

  1. What are the most common diseases in your country? How can people reduce the number of deaths related to these diseases by adjusting their diet or lifestyle?
  2. As you get older, do you think you will become more conscious of what you eat? Why, or why not?
  3. There is a saying in English: “You are what you eat.” What does this mean? Do you think this is true?

The Universe

The universe began in a Big Bang nearly fourteen billion years ago, and has been expanding ever since. But how does the universe expand and what is it expanding into?

What are the existing theories around the Big Bang and what, if anything, lies beyond our universe?

What do you think?

  1. The scientist Stephen Hawking said that humans must go into space in order to survive. Do you agree or disagree? Explain your reasons.
  2. Which planet, if any, do you think should be explored next? Why?
  3. Would you go into space as a tourist if offered the chance? Why, or why not?