…I also learned things I never really understood after 30 years in nursing because the models allow you to visualize in 3-D and make more physiologic correlations. Thanks Zahourek.

Joleen Rinaldo, Secondary Med Prep Instructor, Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

Mini Lesson #1: Identifying Biological Structures of the Brain

Posted by: ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System | Posted on: February 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments

An effective way to approach the ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System is to focus on building biological structures for one area of the body. This method leads to an in-depth understanding of how body components and body systems are interrelated in form and function.

Here is one of our favorite Mini Lessons: Identifying Biological Structures of the Brain

  • Lead students in building the following components of the brain using clay (use an anatomy reference if necessary):
  1. Cerebrum
  2. Cerebellum
  3. Medulla Oblongata
  4. Pons
  5. Spinal Cord
  6. Prefrontal Cortex
  7. Motor Strip
  8. Sensory Strip
  9. Parietal Lobe
  10. Frontal Lobe
  11. Occipital Lobe
  12. Temporal Lobe
  13. Amygdala
  14. Pineal Body
  15. Thalamus
  16. Hypothalamus
  17. Hippocampus
  18. Corpus Callosum

Brain Assessment with numbered pins identifying brain structures



  • Number the pins 1 through 18.
  • Have students “pin” the number that correlates with the specific area of the brain.

Check out another brain building activity on our website created by one of our lead educators for Alzheimers Awareness.

What is one of your favorite lessons or which body system do you especially love to build and why?

Brain Assessment image © 2013 Zahourek Systems Inc.

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