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Brain Power: Grades K-1


The activities listed below provide a link to other areas in the curriculum.

  1. Write a class play about the brain. The class can focus on several functions of the brain or zero in on one or two. Students can then perform the play for other classes in the school.
  2. Make a class bar graph illustrating how many emotions students experience each day. Have the x-axis represent different emotions and the y-axis represent the number of students. Each bar can represent just 1 day or the average of a week’s emotions. Or you can make different graphs for each day, and then compare them at the end of the week.
  3. Have students make a booklet focusing on the senses. Tell them to create one page for each sense. The page can include only drawings or a drawing and a sentence about what the sense does. If students would like to include writing and need help, make sure an adult is available to work with them.

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NIDA. (2009, September 1). Brain Power: Grades K-1. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/brain-power/brain-power-grades-k-1

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