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FRONTLINE: Inside the Teenage Brain

It's the mystery of mysteries -- especially to parents -- the unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible moods and behaviors of the American teenager. Generations of adults have pondered its cause. Hormones? Rock music? Boredom? Drugs?
In "Inside the Teenage Brain," FRONTLINE chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. These discoveries could change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understandour teenagers.

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=frol02p392&continuous=1

FRONTLINE: Digital Nation

In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world. Continuing a line of investigation she began with the 2008 FRONTLINE report //Growing Up Online//, award-winning producer Rachel Dretzin embarks on a journey to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations.

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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/

FRONTLINE: The Medicated Child

In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medicatedchild/view/



Teachers' Domain

Anextensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and professional development.

The Function of Sleep

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, discover what researchers are learning about sleep by examining the dreams of rats

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/oer08.sci.life.reg.sleep/

Your Brain and Moral Decision Making

In this video segment adapted from Curious, researchers at Caltech determine how the brain responds to making positive and negative moral decisions by setting up a "give/take" experiment.
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/vtl07.la.ws.research.yourbrain/

Mirror Neurons

This video segment, adapted from NOVA scienceNow introduces the latest research on a system of neurons that plays a part in how people relate to each other. This explores this research as it may relate to autism.
.http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/hew06.sci.life.reg.mirrorneurons/

The University of Utah: Mouse Party

In this interactive activity from The University of Utah examine the molecular mechanisms that affect the brains of mice on drugs.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/drugs/mouse.html