This is a great lab activity for students learning about the brain and the nervous system. When doing this lab - I use sheep brains (purchased through a science catalog). The lab is setup as a "station" lab - with each station designed to cover a different section of the brain. If you don't have access to real preserved brains - you can use printout pictures as well! Topics covered include: Glands (pituitary), lobes of the brain, brain stem, nerves,and much more!