Website of the Week: Wondermind (Gr. 4-12)

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of the brain

Wondermind is an interactive website modeled after the classic fairytale of Alice in Wonderland. Designed with mental challenges and games, the site is aimed at teaching students about what we know (so far) about the human brain and how it works. Playing the introductory video, which contains interviews with brain scientists and multiple choice quizzes, provides students with a good foundation of knowledge prior to entering the Wondermind world. Each of the four Wondermind arenas asks students to employ a different part of their brain, from language to memory and more. Flash is required for this site.

INTEGRATE

  • This site is a great blending of games and science that should help keep students interested and invested in the activity.
  • Integrate this site with an interactive whiteboard to hit visual, auditory, and tactile learners. Divide the class into teams to see who can get the best scores on each of the brain challenges.

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