How to make the Brain Book. Cut out cards and separate them into two piles one for outside of the brain and one pile of inside the brain. You will write a description of the function of each part of the brain on the back of each card as you stack them behind one another.
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-the cerebrum is the largest part of the brain, it receives messages form the spinal cord via the brain stem, from the cerebellum and from nerves that enter the brain directly, such as those from the eyes, ears, nose, and tongue.
-The seeing center tells us what we see, what colors we distinguish, and helps us judge distances.
-Hearing center tells us what we hear
-Tasting center tells us what we are tasting, sweet, salty, spicy.
-Smelling center tells us what we smell
-Touching center tells us what we touch or what is touching us, and where pain is coming from
-Motor is made of bands of nerves on each hemisphere of the brain that controls skeletal muscle
-Speech center helps to coordinate the muscles we use when we speak.
-Cerebellum helps coordinate muscles so they work together smoothly when we move, sit, etc. The cerebellum receives signals from the skeletal muscles and joints and sends signals to the cerebrum which controls those muscles.
-Thalamus sorts signals arriving from below and relays them to the part of the cerebrum they should go
-Hypothalamus helps control body temperature, thirst, hunger, sleep, and water balance. It also links to the endocrine system, the master gland of this system is the pituitary gland