The Brain

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Examine the major parts and functions of the brain in our The Brain Lesson Plan.  This informative lesson explores the correct pronunciation of brain parts, as well as their significance and function with a fun Brain Game that leverages collaborate learning while solidifying understanding.

The Brain Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the brain.
  • Brain Charades Activity
  • Brain Labeling Practice Worksheet
  • The Brain Homework Worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Examine the major parts and functions of the brain in our The Brain Lesson Plan.  This informative lesson explores the correct pronunciation of brain parts, as well as their significance and function with a fun Brain Game that leverages collaborate learning while solidifying understanding.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Resources Snippet:

  1. Say: Sit quietly and turn off your brains. Wait about 2 minutes.
  2. Ask: How many of you were able to turn off your brains?  Ask why it was difficult to do so.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Lead the discussion into some facts about the brain, it “runs automatically”, etc. If it was turned off, we would stop breathing.
  4. Distribute The Brain content pages. Read and review the information with students. Use additional resources to enhance student understanding. Spend extra time on the correct pronunciation of brain parts.
  5. Distribute the Brain Game rules to every student. Review the rules and allow students to ask questions and to clarify the rules.
  6. Announce the teams. Allow students about 5 minutes to create a team name.
  7. Collect slips of paper with team names, check to prevent the same names. Place slips in a container. Choose the teams for the first round competition.
  8. Write the team names on the bracket.
  9. Begin the tournament until a champion is crowned. (You may choose to add minutes to each round, and add Charade Cards, or make it a double elimination tournament.)
  10. Once the tournament is over, distribute the Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.

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Common Core State Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes):  At least 2-3 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Science