Brain Facts: My Brain Keeps Me Alive

2nd Grade (Ages 7-8)


About the Story

This story talks about all the things that your brain does that helps you to stay alive. 

  • There are lots of behaviors that you have to automatically do to stay alive.  (breathing, pumping blood to your body, regulation of body temperature, digestion).  
  • Your brain gets information about what you need to stay alive and then it tells your body what to do.  (eating, drinking, sleeping, going to the bathroom – you learn when and where to do these behaviors) 
  • These behaviors are so important that your brain rewards you for getting the things it needs – by making you feel happy.