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
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)
Note: This game is used as a review activity in "The Brain" curriculum. The student text covers all the information needed for the game.