Great science/art activity for students!
Learn about the major lobes of the brain while utilizing multiple intelligences. I use this activity to explain the structure of the cerebrum and cerebral cortex, learn the lobes, and learn the functions of each regions of the brain. For those who prefer the messy, gooey art… I have also made these using paper mache placed over the top of a balloon as a form, and then painted each region accordingly. To include kinesthetic learning into the lesson – have students place the hat on their head and while you (the teacher) name off different functions (smell, balance, taste…etc.) or region. Students will then place their hand over the proper region or corresponding area of the brain.
The lessons are endless with this project!
Click on the picture above for printable template and lesson plan!
March 21, 2012 at 8:29 am
That is the coolest art/science thing I’ve ever seen. Who doesn’t want to know about their brain?
March 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm
Thanks! Any opportunity I can include art into a lesson, I do!
September 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm
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