Does animal brain size match body size? Affect intelligence? Sculpt the brains of three vertebrates to compare and contrast their structure and size.
Your brain controls every movement and thought you have. Your brain is always working, whether you’re asleep or awake!
Find facts about the brains of humans and two other vertebrates. You’ll find that all brains have two hemispheres, distinct structures, and are attached to a spinal cord. Among the differences you may find are that size and cortical folding varies among species.
Do you think brain size is linked to animal size or intelligence? Discuss this with your classmates, who may have researched other animals. Make a chart of the similarities and differences you discovered using Crayola® Multicultural Markers.
Mix white Model Magic with color from Washable Multicultural Markers. Sculpt three different vertebrate brains.
Sculpt all three brains to scale and to show details. Air-dry them at least 24 hours.
Add more color to highlight the folds in your brain models.
Label each brain with details such as the name of the animal, typical brain size/weight and adult animal weight, and the relative intelligence of each creature.
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