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Building the Brain

The 7th and 8th grade students in Mrs. Bazydlo’s Social Studies classes completed a brain building activity using Play Doh.  The purpose of the activity was to teach the students about the parts of the brain, their functions and examples of these functions in their daily lives.  This activity is a part of their unit on developing a Growth Mindset which will be focused on and revisited throughout the school year. The parts of the brain that they constructed and learned about included the cerebrum, cerebellum, prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, amygdala and the brain stem.  The students really enjoyed this hands on activity and they are looking forward to complete next week’s activity where they will be constructing a neuron with twizzlers.