This week in Kakano 4 we learned about the most important and amazing part of our bodies 'the brain' and how it is divided into parts.
We always love to hear what our tamariki may already know about a new topic and so we provided them with an opportunity to share with one another their knowledge of the human brain.
To help our tamariki develop a better understanding of the brain, we provided them with a hands on experience to create a model of a brain out of clay. As they eagerly awaited...
we watched a video that explained the three major parts of our brain. The medulla, cerebellum and cerebrum.
To begin our clay model of a brain we used a plastic bag to create a stable base for the clay to form around. Then the messy madness began!
We worked hard to try and roll a piece of clay to cover and shape around our plastic bag.
We found out that our brain has a left and a right hemisphere. It was these areas that we marked out to begin forming the squiggly-like lines that are the crevices on the surface of the brain.
It was impressive to see the detail and care that some children took to create these lines on their brain.
The children were thrilled with their finished clay model of a brain and they are excited to discover and learn more about their amazing human brain!