Columbia University in the City of New York

Topic 2: Brain Anatomy & Function


High School


Essential Questions

What are the functions of different brain regions? How do different brain regions work together?



Range of arts and crafts materials (e.g. air-dry clay, pom poms, textiles, string, paint)
Blank paper
Empty water bottle
Sheep brains (purchase brains from in ‘Carolina Perfect Solution')
Disposable gloves
Dissection trays (tip: you can use lids of photocopy paper packs or baby pads instead)
Optional: camera or phone for photographing dissections



Created by

Alice Freudenthal Cardoso
Teacher Council 2018

In partnership with BioBus

Edited by

Paula Croxson, PhD
Francesca Anselmi, PhD




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