The Brain’s Sweet Tooth

By Josephina Shin ’21

A “sweet” activity for students turned into a practical learning experience on the brain’s anatomy!

The Introduction to Psychology class taught by Mr. Joey Leonard recently moved to the outdoor tables where they created model brains made out of Rice Krispy treats. In groups of 6, the students decorated all parts of the brain with gummy worms, jellybeans, and Twizzlers as the smell of sugar rose in the air. They then identified the four sections of the cerebrum: the frontal lobe, temporal lobe, parietal lobe, and the occipital lobe.

After labeling and decorating the brain, each group cut their brain model in half. The two halves then became the right and left hemispheres. Inside the brain, students then differentiated the different segments: the hippocampus, amygdala, pituitary gland, and hypothalamus.

After labeling the insides of the brain, students proceeded to treat themselves to their efforts as each group dug into their sweet brain.

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