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Human and Animal Brains (Grades 3-5)

September 22, 2023

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Science Communicators

Humans are animals! This means that human brains have a a lot in common with many other animal brains. Almost all animal brains have the same basic parts: parts to help us move, think, and sense the world around us. Although the basic parts of the brain are the same among most animals, every animal’s brain does something a little bit different and special. For example, cats have very good eyesight, and have more brainpower for their sense of sight. Similarly, dogs have a very good sense of smell, so the part of their brain that can identify different scents is very powerful compared to other animals.


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