Neurologist: Investigating the Brain

In this adventure, you will get to be a neurologist and build your own model of the brain.

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Certificates are awards that students can receive after they complete a lesson. There are 3 certificates for each lesson. Each certificate focuses on a skill (like problem solving or leadership). You can choose 3 students to receive a certificate. Or, the entire class can receive certificates. Parents love seeing these certificates, too!


  1. Angelia Bass on February 13, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    The only complaint that I have is that many of the scientists are the same people and that makes the video unrealistic to the children. I would like to see more activities involving the experiments relating to the field of study of the scientist.

    • Jessica Gordon on May 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      thanks for the feedback Angelia- we are working on that this summer!!!

  2. jcarroll on March 29, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Students enjoyed creating the model of the brain and coming up with a way to protect it! In exposing students to the career of neurology, it might be fun to have some brain images for students to look at – MRI images that would give them the feel of being a neurologist.

  3. Emily Clifton on April 30, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    My classes loved this lesson on neurology. I co-taught the lesson with our Fourth Grade Teachers. First we made our play dough brain. Then we used vegetable oil to represent the spinal fluid. Finally we build a construction paper skull.


  4. Emily Clifton on April 30, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    We extended this lesson with a technology component where we used ozobots to represent the nervous system. I created two task cards for each group where they had to send a signal from the brain to a different part of the body. Again, I co-taught this lesson with our fourth grade teachers.


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