Discussion Board 4: Making Friends
There are 2 parts to this discussion. Details on what is expected in both parts is found below the prompt.
Choose one part of the brain (medulla oblongata, pons, midbrain, thalamus, hypothalamus, epithalamus, cerebellum, or one of the cerebral lobes). Apply what you have learned in Hands On Lab: Brain to design a fake Facebook page (this should be a post in the style of a Facebook page, but not an actual Facebook page) for the region of the brain you have chosen. It should include:
- Basic profile (name, relationship status, birthday, hometown)
- One school your brain part would have attended and one place your brain part would have worked
- Four other parts of the brain that your part would be friends with (and why)
- Two Facebook groups your brain part would join
- Two posts your part of the brain would make
For your response posts, you should be adding ‘Friends’ to your profile. In your responses, discuss why you should be great friends that stay in touch (Ex: what do you have in common) and why they should accept your friend request.
If you are unfamiliar with Facebook, you are making a social media profile for your chosen part of the brain. You are introducing yourself (as the brain) and sharing what’s important and interesting to other parts of the brain. Remember, you need to include what’s listed above.
Part 1: Initial Post (Worth up to 50 points)
· Length: 250-500 words
· You will need to use at least 3 reputable scientific references to support your post (not including your textbook). Reputable sources= peer reviewed scientific journal articles, accredited websites, or books. Google, Wikipedia, etc. are not acceptable sources.