Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Body Systems: Nervous System: FREE Brain Mold

Looking for a fun prop for your Central Nervous System lecture?  Or a little Halloween fun? 

Jell-O/Kraft Foods is giving away free brain molds (you pay $2.95 for shipping). 

As previously mentioned, Education Innovations sells a brain mold with instructions for making a gelatin model the same size and mass as a human brain. 

I don't know how the free mold compares in size - I doubt it has the accuracy of the Educational Innovations model, but it's free!  It could certainly be useful for pointing out the parts of the brain in a basic anatomy lesson.  And, assuming you can find a bike helmet in which it fits appropriately, you could use it for a lesson in bike safety and the importance of helmets.  (Drop one gelatin brain without a helmet and another in a helmet and compare the damage).

I've ordered a free one and will do some experimenting with it once it arrives.  I'll keep you posted.  In the meantime, go here to get yours. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip, Karen. I shared this post on our blog's Facebook page :)