Stem Cells in the Brain

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12


This seven and a half minute video segment from Catalyst outlines how the discovery of stem cells in the brain marks a potential breakthrough in understanding the process of ageing in the brain. If brain stem cells can be regenerated through exercise or mental activity, can ageing be delayed?

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

More information

Resource type:
ScOT topics:
Health, Psychology, Stem cells
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 14 December 2009

Resource ID: 29eba12b-5496-4d41-a044-0b791930d954