The 3rd graders had a great time exploring many different aspects of the brain through some brain centers. They were learning about the functions of the small parts of our brain, like the amygdala and hippocampus, by solving a cryptogram. They worked on writing a script for a radio station sharing their understanding of the large parts of the brain. The kids used 2 great sites to learn about the neuron and brain related issues. They also had the opportunity to create their own neurons using pipe cleaners. It was neat to see them working away. The brain is a fascinating topic. Enjoy the video below showcasing the kids at work.
Brain Centers on PhotoPeach
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