Neuroscience For Kids - Learning and Development

Rockville Science Center
Rockville Science Center
Public group

36 Maryland Ave

36 Maryland Ave · Rockville, MD

How to find us

Across the street from the Ice Rink at Rockville Town Square

Location image of event venue


This unique class will explore the relationship and development of brains in animals and humans. Audience: 7 years and older, parents are welcome to participate with their young kids.
Fees: $35 for separate classes, $90 for all 3 classes.
It is recommended but not obligatory to attend all 3 classes.

Class 1 of 3: February 15 (2 hours)
Brains brains brains!
Hands-on: Make clay brains - fish, reptiles, birds, cat/dog and human.
 Learn about the structure/function of different parts 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: February 22 (2 hours)
How does my brain work and just how fast is it?
Hands-on: Make a giant Neuron
 Learn about techniques that measure brain function
 Cortical Map: Homunculus
 Peripheral and autonomous nervous system
 What are neurons and how do they communicate
 Why neurons release different neurotransmitters?

Class 3 of 3: February 29 (2 hours)
How children and adults develop!
Hands-on: Make a Brain Hat
 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 us and can make us smarter?
 How making mistakes improve our working memory?
 What is a growth mindset and why should we embrace it?

Materials provided:
Air dry clay - Paint/brushes - Giant Neuron, Ping-pong balls - Neurotransmitters index cards - Brain Hat Sheet (left and right)

You can register more participants as guests, 15% off for a sibling.

Fees: $35 for separate classes, and $90 for all 3 classes.
Payment will be processed at the Center before class starts.
Cash or major credit cards. We use a secured Square system.