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Brain Comparisons Explorations

Brain Comparisons Explorations
  • Grades:
  • 3-5 6-8

Brain Comparisons Explorations is an extension of the activities done in class. Students learn about different structures in the brain and determine the differences and similarities of animals’ brains, solve puzzles and mazes, design a "helmet" to protect a raw egg, and follow a recipe to make a model of the human brain.

This magazine is an integrated component of the Brain Comparisons unit. It also may be used as a stand-alone reading/language arts activity. Though designed for use with students in grades 3–5, Brain Comparisons Explorations also may be appropriate for students in grade 6.

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Science Education Partnership Award, NIH

Grant Number: R25 RR09833