Learning means using what one already knows to make sense out of new experiences or information, not just storing the new information in one's head.
For Grades: 6-8
Learning Goal 1a
Some animal species are limited to a repertoire of genetically determined behaviors; others have more complex brains and can learn and modify a wide variety of behaviors.
Learning Goal 3
Human beings can detect a tremendous range of visual and olfactory stimuli. The strongest stimulus they can tolerate may be more than a trillion times as intense as the weakest they can detect. Still, there are many kinds of signals in the world that people cannot detect directly.
Learning Goal 4
Attending closely to any one input of information usually reduces the ability to attend to others at the same time.
Learning Goal 5
Learning often results from two perceptions or actions occurring at about the same time. The more often the same combination occurs, the stronger the mental connection between them is likely to be. Occasionally a single vivid experience will connect two things permanently in people's minds.