SC.912.L.14.26

Identify the major parts of the brain on diagrams or models.

Clarifications

Annually Assessed on Biology EOC.

Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.4: Model with mathematics.

General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 912
Body of Knowledge: Life Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Standard: Organization and Development of Living Organisms -

A. Cells have characteristic structures and functions that make them distinctive.

B. Processes in a cell can be classified broadly as growth, maintenance, reproduction, and homeostasis.

C. Life can be organized in a functional and structural hierarchy ranging from cells to the biosphere.

D. Most multicellular organisms are composed of organ systems whose structures reflect their particular function.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications

  • Clarification :
    Students will identify the major parts of the brain on diagrams.
  • Content Limits :

    Items are limited to the cerebrum, cerebellum, pons, medulla oblongata, brain stem, frontal lobe, parietal lobe, occipital lobe, and temporal lobe.

    Items will not assess the function of the major parts of the brain.

  • Stimulus Attributes :
    Items will include diagrams of the brain.
  • Response Attributes :
    None specified
  • Prior Knowledge :
    Items may require the student to apply knowledge described in the NGSSS from lower grades. This benchmark requires prerequisite knowledge from SC.6.L.14.5.
Sample Test Items (1)
  • Test Item #: Sample Item 1
  • Question:

    The illustration below shows four lobes of the human brain.

     

    What lobe is designated by label 2?

  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Type: MC: Multiple Choice

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
2000350: Anatomy and Physiology (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2000310: Biology 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2000320: Biology 1 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2000430: Biology Technology (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2002420: Integrated Science 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2002430: Integrated Science 2 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2000410: Zoology (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2000800: Florida's Preinternational Baccalaureate Biology 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
7920015: Access Biology 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
2000315: Biology 1 for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
2002425: Integrated Science 2 for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020 (course terminated))
7920035: Fundamental Integrated Science 2 (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2017 (course terminated))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plans

Brain Regions In Action:

After a lecture, students will work in groups to create concept maps to describe the structure of the brain and give everyday examples of the function of each part.

This resource is aligned with required Biology EOC benchmark SC.912.L.14.26. This lesson plan goes beyond the content and can be used to reinforce understanding of the brain functions, not just location of the main brain regions. It may also be aligned to the Anatomy and Physiology standard.

Type: Lesson Plan

Brain Power:

Students will learn the different regions and lobes of the brain by making a 3D model.

Type: Lesson Plan

Edible Brain:

This resource gives students the opportunity to inquire about the major components of the human brain, research the major components of the brain and then create a yummy model of the brain. The variety of strategies presented in this resource keeps students engaged while learning to identify parts of the brain.

Type: Lesson Plan

What's So Major about Your Brain?:

Students will interact with a brain model and apply the major areas of the brain to the locations within their own head.

Type: Lesson Plan

Major Parts of the Brain:

This is a whole class internet lesson on the major parts and their functions of the brain. It includes the the lobe of the cerebrum, cerebellum, and the brainstem; midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata.

Type: Lesson Plan

Journey into the Brain:

In this lesson, students view and discuss video segments from the PBS program The Human Spark as they learn about the human brain, including information about brain regions, brain activity and technologies used to explore the brain.

Type: Lesson Plan

Of Mice and Memory - Brain Anatomy Activity:

A PBS NOVA Classroom Activity with related video that models the brain and extends the learning to application of understanding how Alzheimers' disease impacts the brain.

Type: Lesson Plan

Brain Trauma:

Students investigate how bicycle helmets protect the brain from forces related to sudden changes in motion.

Type: Lesson Plan

Brain Storm:

This lesson is a series of short activities centering on the brain benchmark for the Biology I EOC.

Type: Lesson Plan

Houston, We Have A Brain Problem: Neurological Disorders and Where They Occur In the Brain:

Students learn about and diagram the major parts of the brain and where different neurological disorders occur.

Type: Lesson Plan

Parts of the Brain:

Students will learn about the parts of the brain by investigating digital resources. This lesson centers around the Glog Brain Parts.

Type: Lesson Plan

Your Brain, In Living Color:

This activity implements a web resource to teach students the major parts of the brain and a some functions. It is an interactive site and can be adapted to fit any classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 3: The Cerebrum, Cerebellum, and Meninges:

Explore the cerebrum and the cerebellum--the seats of thoughts and emotions in the human brain. You'll also learn about their functions and how they are surrounded and protected by the meninges..

This interactive tutorial is part 3 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to open other tutorials in this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 2: The Hypothalamus and Thalamus:

Explore the hypothalamus and the thalamus, two regions in the center of the human brain that are among the areas responsible for constantly controlling mechanisms that we are hardly aware of, such as keeping our body temperature stable. 

This interactive tutorial is part 2 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 1: The Brainstem:

Learn about the three components that make up the brainstem of the human brain, including their specific functions and how the brainstem relates to the brain and the rest of the body.

This interactive tutorial is part 1 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Experts

Brain Bowling with Birds:

There is an amazing amount of similarity in brain organization between birds and humans. Turns out, birds are pretty darn smart and very good problem solvers!

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

Chronic Pain and the Brain:

Florida State researcher Jens Foell discusses the use of fMRI and statistics in chronic pain.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

The Brain and Behaviors:

Jens Foell discusses brain function as it relates to brain imaging technology such as fMRI.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

fMRI, Phantom Limb PainĀ and Statistical Noise:

Jens Foell discusses how statistical noise reduction is used in fMRI brain imaging to be able to determine which specifics parts of the brain are related to certain activities and how this relates to patients that suffer from phantom limb pain.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

PTSD: Correlation vs Causation:

Jens Foell discusses the link between correlation and causation in PTSD patients.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

The Criminal Brain and Correlation vs. Causation:

Florida State Researcher, Jens Foell, discusses the importance of understanding correlation versus causation when researching personality traits and criminal behavior.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

Mathematical Patterns and Folds in the Brain:

A bio-mathematician discusses the folds and the structure of the brain and how they relate to math.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

Brain Structures and their Functions:

If you watch this video, your brain will be learning more about itself! Think about it.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

The Brain and our 5 Senses:

Our brains process all sensory information and tell the body what to do next.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Expert

Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Fitness and the Brain:

Fire up those brains with exercise!

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Tutorials

Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 2:

In this Khan Academy tutorial video, learn about the arteries that serve your brain. This is a continuation from Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 1.

Type: Tutorial

Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 1:

In this Khan Academy video tutorial, learn the main important arteries in the brain that bring necessary oxygen to all parts of the brain.

Type: Tutorial

Virtual Manipulative

Mapping the Brain:

This PBS virtual interaction allows students to map the brain using six different realistic virtual imaging techniques. Students are able to view color-coded regions of the brain and explanations of the functions of major brain parts are available as well.

Type: Virtual Manipulative

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades 9-12

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 1: The Brainstem:

Learn about the three components that make up the brainstem of the human brain, including their specific functions and how the brainstem relates to the brain and the rest of the body.

This interactive tutorial is part 1 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 2: The Hypothalamus and Thalamus:

Explore the hypothalamus and the thalamus, two regions in the center of the human brain that are among the areas responsible for constantly controlling mechanisms that we are hardly aware of, such as keeping our body temperature stable. 

This interactive tutorial is part 2 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 3: The Cerebrum, Cerebellum, and Meninges:

Explore the cerebrum and the cerebellum--the seats of thoughts and emotions in the human brain. You'll also learn about their functions and how they are surrounded and protected by the meninges..

This interactive tutorial is part 3 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to open other tutorials in this series.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 3: The Cerebrum, Cerebellum, and Meninges:

Explore the cerebrum and the cerebellum--the seats of thoughts and emotions in the human brain. You'll also learn about their functions and how they are surrounded and protected by the meninges..

This interactive tutorial is part 3 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to open other tutorials in this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 2: The Hypothalamus and Thalamus:

Explore the hypothalamus and the thalamus, two regions in the center of the human brain that are among the areas responsible for constantly controlling mechanisms that we are hardly aware of, such as keeping our body temperature stable. 

This interactive tutorial is part 2 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Major Parts of the Human Brain Part 1: The Brainstem:

Learn about the three components that make up the brainstem of the human brain, including their specific functions and how the brainstem relates to the brain and the rest of the body.

This interactive tutorial is part 1 in a three-part series about the human brain. Click below to continue this series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 2:

In this Khan Academy tutorial video, learn about the arteries that serve your brain. This is a continuation from Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 1.

Type: Tutorial

Cerebral Blood Supply: Part 1:

In this Khan Academy video tutorial, learn the main important arteries in the brain that bring necessary oxygen to all parts of the brain.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Virtual Manipulative

Mapping the Brain:

This PBS virtual interaction allows students to map the brain using six different realistic virtual imaging techniques. Students are able to view color-coded regions of the brain and explanations of the functions of major brain parts are available as well.

Type: Virtual Manipulative