Thank you for considering the “Let’s Map: The Brain” file. I have found this to be an excellent way for students to learn the different parts of the brain.
When students map the brain, they assign colors and/or patterns to each section they need to identify. They fill in the key and the part of the picture that that section represents. In the example on the right, the student chose orange with circles for the frontal lobe. She then colored the frontal lobe using that pattern and color combination.
This file includes two levels of brain parts identification:
The first picture contains only the four lobes, cerebellum and brain stem.
The second picture allows you to pick which parts you want color coded.
You can have your students use solid colors to differentiate between the parts or you can let them run wild and choose patterns and designs. Either way, this activity is great for referencing what they’ve learned. It also works well as classroom and hallway bulletin board displays.
If you have any questions or suggestions concerning this activity, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.