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Does animal brain size match body size? Affect intelligence? Sculpt the brains of three vertebrates to compare and contrast their structure and size.
Students research how the brain controls movement and thought. The brain is always working, whether a person is asleep or awake!
Have students find facts about the brains of humans and two other vertebrates. Students will find that all brains have two hemispheres, distinct structures, and are attached to a spinal cord. Among the differences they may find are that size and cortical folding varies among species.
Students discuss with their classmates if they think brain size is linked to animal size or intelligence. Have them make a chart of the similarities and differences they discovered using Crayola® Multicultural Markers.
Students mix white Model Magic with color from Washable Multicultural Markers and sculpt three different vertebrate brains.
Sculpt all three brains to scale and to show details. Air-dry them at least 24 hours.
Add more color to highlight the folds in the brain models.
Label each brain with details such as the name of the animal, typical brain size/weight and adult animal weight, and the relative intelligence of each creature.
High school students can teach elementary students about sustainability and environmental issues with this community ser
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