The idea behind Brain Pals is to use the basic idea of a pen pal to write and find information about a research topic, science project, or learning information about any topic you can think of! Not only will students use their writing skills, but they are also finding first hand information about the topic of their choice!
I would use this concept in my classroom to enhance our state research projects. Students will find a pen pal from their state they choose to research and write letters back and forth to complete their research! What a better way to learn about a state?!