Name : Period: _____ AP Psych 1st Marking Period – Brain Project

Name :_______________________________________________________ Period: _____
AP Psych
1st Marking Period – Brain Project
Project Requirements –
This is a two part group project that involves building a model and presenting it to the class. The project
is worth 55 points and is due on: ____________________________________
Part 1 – Brain Model
In order to gain a better understanding of the organization and function of the brain you will be building
a three dimensional model of both the right and left hemisphere of the brain.
Be creative, modeling clay or any modeling substance, candy, fabric, non-perishable foods
Modeling clay paint, or by different colors
Tooth pick (used to stick label areas of the brain)
Try an arts and crafts store like Walmart, AC Moore of Michael’s
Directions – 25 Points for Model
Build 3d model of both the left and right hemisphere of the brain- be sure to label the areas on both
-Research, color and label the lobes of the brain (occipital, parietal, temporal and frontal lobe )- 4 points
- Research and label the functional areas of the brain: association cortex, motor cortex, somatosensory
cortex, Broca’s area, auditory cortex, Wernicke’s area, and the visual cortex – 7 points
- Research and label the structural areas of the brain, hindbrain, midbrain and forebrain – 4 points
- For each area of the brain you are to type the name of the area, where it is located, and its functions
and responsibilities – 10 points
Part 2 -Using your brain model from above give a creative presentation dealing with the function of the
items of the brain listed below. Presentation may be in any format you wish (game, skit, video, song etc)
no longer than five to six minutes long.
Brain Presentation is Worth 30 Points
Informative – Must have all the parts and be correct – 5 Points
Understandable – Easy to follow, able to hear, within the time frame – 8 Points
Creative – You should actually make learning fun! – 5 Points
Brain Model – Incorporate brain model– 2 Points
Overall Ranking –Is this something we want to watch? 10 Points
*Parts of the Brain
Reticular Activating System
Spinal Cord
Corpus Callosum
Wernicke’s Area
Broca’s Area