Resources to Guide Learners' Exploration of Their Brains.
Use these Teacher Resources to guide your students' exploration of their brains. Print out Activities as independent handouts or the Experiments as group lessons for your classroom.
- Activities – encourage coloring, cutting, and folding, and demonstrate brain anatomy. Students are able to read a brief description of the various parts of the brain and body.
- Experiments – are active learning tools that allow students to find out more about their own brains and bodies.
Students color in the parts of the eye and learn more about vision.
Students will find their way through this maze and learn how visual signals get into the brain
Students color in the parts of the middle ear to learn how they hear sounds and language.
The human brain is squiggly and wrinkled on the outside, but filled with intricate structures on the inside. Students color in the structures and fold up this model to see the surface of the brain.
Want to learn more about how animals think? Students match these feathered and furry friends with their brains to see how all brains are specialized.
The Invisible Spot (577k PDF)
Did you know that there is a spot that you can't see no matter how hard you look? Students find their blind spot in this simple experiment! No materials required.
Where Was That? (607k PDF)
Different parts of the body have different sensitivities to touch. Students measure how sensitive their skin is with this fun experiment! Colored markers required.
Left Brain, Right Brain (645k PDF)
Are you right brained or left brained? Students can't find out by testing their personality, but these simple observations of their habits will reveal all! No materials required.
Ups and Downs (821k PDF)
Your body temperature goes through predictable cycles throughout the course of a day. Students chart their "circadian rhythm" with this fun experiment! Oral thermometer required.
Grocery Store Game (605k PDF)
How good of a shopper are you? Students test their memory span and practice mnemonic strategies with this naming game. No materials required.