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Phineas Gage,
A Gruesome but True Story about Brain Science

by John Fleischman

If an explosion sent a steel rod through your head, would you be able to get up? Would you be able to walk and talk? Could you tell your doctor what happened to you? Amazingly, Phineas Gage did! But, could he make a complete recovery with a big hunk of his brain missing?

Through the unfolding, fascinating story of Phineas Gage's life after the accident, you will see the growth of doctors' understanding of the brain and how it works. You'll love the gruesome illustrations, too!

Research Links for
Phineas Gage by John Fleischman

Information about Author

My Fingerprints, My Footprints
(A Kids' Wings Lesson on Primary Source Documents)

The Two Hemispheres and Split Brain Experiments

Chocolate and Its Affect on the Brain

Neuroscience for Kids

The Secret Life of the Brain

Interactive Brain and Its Parts--Awesome!!

Probe the Brain
to understand why it was so important that the rod missed Phineas's motor cortex!

Active Brain Activities

Handedness and the Brain

Nervous System Alphabet Book

Brain Songs

 

Right Brain--- Left Brain

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. [Your foot will likely change direction, and there's nothing you can actually do about it.]

Literary Connection:
The Graduation of Jake Moon by Barbara Park
(Alzheimers Disease)

 

You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 24-page Paired Study Guide for The Graduation of Jake Moon and Phineas Gage, a True but Gruesome Story of Brain Science NOW! Available for immediate download for only $11.95! Sharable within your school! Click Here to purchase and download.

 

The 12-page Kids' Wings Study Guide for Phinease Gage includes:
An Anticipation Guide
A Readers Theater Introduction
Cumulative Reading
Brainy Journal
Doctor's Log
Chapter Questions for Prediction/confirmation
Logic Puzzle
Crossword Puzzle
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Researching the Brain and Its Connections
and Answer Keys

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Our special thanks to Rose's Classical Page for the background music: E Lucevan Le Stelle from "Tosca" by GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)

 

 
 

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