Quick fun and exciting way to teach your students how the brain works. It's a beautiful segue to introduce Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset. Students have to understand how the brain works. During this quick lesson I gave all students a tootsie pop to eat while I read the book, "The Fantastic Elastic Brain, by JoAnn Deak." As I was reading the book we stop and defined the three parts of the brain and the students wrote the defination. Then as they ate the tootsie pop we discussed how the tootsie pop represents these three parts of the brain and then they drew a picture of what the tootsie pop looked like and how the drawing related to the picture. Really simple and fun, my 5th graders loved it!