Jumping to Conclusions

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In this online brain stumper, the bottom half of a series of letters is covered. You may think you know what it says, but remove the black bar to see if you're right. This online activity explores how our brains try to "make sense" of things we see by looking for recognizable patterns. You'll also learn how to make your own stumper by finding the pattern of look alike letters in the English alphabet.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • computer with internet access OR
  • paper
  • pen or pencil


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
  • Mathematics
    • Reasoning and Proof


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Science After School Consumer's Guide