Grade Level: 9 - 12 Age Range: 14 - 18 Lesson Length: 1 class
Two partners face each other; one builds a structure that the other cannot see. The builder describes the structure and the partner tries to build the same structure following only verbal instructions.
Once the partner's structure has been built, both builders discuss what parts of the brain may have been involved and consider the difficulty or ease of this activity. Key concepts include mirror neurons and memory.