If you know how a control unit functions in a data center, then you probably can guess how the human brain functions. The brain is a vital organ that controls the overall functioning of the human body. There are several interesting facts about the brain that we don’t know about for example the human brain is the largest brain in all vertebrates when comparing a ratio of body size to brain size. It is estimated to weight 1.5 kg on average and makes up two percent of the human body weight. Did you also know that the female brain is slightly smaller than the male brain?
A study of the anatomy of the brain is another important lesson in biology which children are exposed to at different points in their learning careers. The brain has several parts that can be seen on a diagram of the brain. Some of the parts include the cerebrum, divided into two main parts. There is an outermost part of the cerebrum called the cerebral cortex consisting of four lobes. However, a generalized division of the brain includes a forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain.
Each part of the brain coordinates a specific activity; for example the temporal lobe handles sound and language while the occipital lobe handles vision.
This page features an interactive annotated diagram. Its flexibility will enable students to learn the different parts of the brain and become masters of it. This online worksheet on brain anatomy can be used to learn by children in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.