“Ectomy” (a game about the brain)
Purpose of the game:
To learn (or review) information about the lobes of the brain and what they do. These lobes are: frontal, temporal, occipital, parietal, sensory cortex and motor cortex.
Description of game:
Each player tries to fill the brain outline with the appropriate lobe parts. Players win parts by answering multiple choice questions. This makes a great review activity if you have just been studying the brain, but it can also be played without a lot of study ahead of time because the answers are multiple choice and you can learn as you go along.
Target age group:
ages 9-13, but might also be used with high schoolers
Time needed to play:
about 30-45 minutes
Materials you will need:
Photocopies of pattern pages, copied onto card stock (the”base” pages that the pieces sit on can be colored into regular weight paper with a different color for each player)
This game is used as a review activity in “The Brain” curriculum. The student text covers all the information needed for the game.
Would you like a lot more info and resources on the brain? Check out the full curriculum in my store. The digital download is only $14.95. You get a full 10-chapter reproducible student text, plus a teacher’s section with extra game and activity ideas. The curriculum also has its own YouTube playlist with lots of supplemental videos. However, you can use this playlist without purchasing the curriculum. www.YouTube.com/TheBasementWorkshop