The following activities provide a link to other areas in the curriculum.
- Have the students look through newspapers and magazines. Tell them to cut out any articles that relate to the brain or brain research. They can compile their articles into a scrapbook.
- Have the students write a story based on what they learned about the brain and brain research. The story could be about a child who needed to undergo a test because of an illness, a scientific breakthrough, or what brain research will be like 50 years from now. Encourage them to use their imaginations as well as their knowledge to write a creative, interesting story.
- Have the students draw a cartoon strip illustrating a day in the life of a brain researcher. Suggest that they base their comic strips on the DVD they watched.
- Have the students take a brain dominance self-assessment to find out if they are left or right brained. These tests can easily be found on the Internet.
Cite this article
NIDA. (2012, September 1). Brain Power: Grades 4-5. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-4-5