Are you teaching about the brain? Do you want your students having conversations about the parts and functions of the brain? Do you want them to research some diseases of the brain? Do you want students to learn about the brain by brainstorming and cooperative learning? If you are looking for a few lessons to start learning about the brain, then these lesson plans may be just what you need.
This bundle of lesson plans includes:
1. Introductory Brainstorm boxes – group activity and answer key
2 Chalk talk/Gallery walk – Cultures of Thinking routine and student note sheet
3. 1 Magic Squares bell work or exit ticket worksheet and answer key
4. Medical book research idea – research 5 diseases of the brain
5. Brain Mix N’ Match task cards
*Answer keys have been included, when applicable. Could teach 1-2 weeks, depending on how long you have students brainstorm and do their research. These plans do not replace the textbook, nor provide reading material. The goal is to make the lessons more engaging for students using cooperative learning and brainstorming.
TOGETHER WE ALL LEARN MORE!
Subject: Anatomy, Biology
Grades: High school, Home school
Keywords: Senses associated with the brain, organs/parts of the brain and their functions (i.e. hippocampus, hypothalamus, 4 lobes of the cerebrum, cerebellum, medulla, motor cortex, somatosensory cortex, amygdala, thalamus, white matter, gray matter, left and right hemispheres), diseases and disorders of the brain.