This unique class will explore the relationship and development of brains in animals and humans. The audience is students ages 6 - 15 years old, but adults are welcome to participate with their children. There will be 3 class events, it is recommended to attend all 3 classes.
Class 1 of 3: October 27, Brains brains brains!
Make clay brains - fish, reptiles, birds, cat/dog and human.-
Learn about the structure/function of different part of your brain
Why are they different? How do they work?.
Surprise the Broca's area to get the attention needed.
Class 2 of 3: November 3, How does my brain work and just how fast is it?
Learn about techniques that measure brain function
Cortical Map: Homunculus
Peripheral and autonomous nervous system
What are neurons and how they communicate
Why different neurons release different neurotransmitters?
Make a giant Neuron
Class 3 of 3: November 10, Our final event ties the prior two classes together.
You will learn how children and adults develop! Yes - there is physiology behind how and why we learn.
How simple connections between neurons can differentiate us as individuals?
Why making mistakes is good for our brain and can make us smarter?
How making mistakes improve our working memory?
What is growth mindset and why should we embrace it?