In the classroom
A classroom-based activity programme has been carefully developed by the BrainBus activity team. The activities were then subsequently modified and fine-tuned following specialist training activity team members received from education and outreach experts at the University of Cambridge and Eloquential. The visits consists of a short informal presentation, teaching the children about different areas of the brain, followed by two hands on experiments. This includes a Stroop task and a perceptual distortion tasks. This gives the pupils a greater understanding of their brains, as well as an idea of what scientists might do, the skills they use, and the pleasure of finding things out. Another teaching technique includes using 3D printed brains of both humans and a variety of animals. Tailor made squishy brains with the BrainBus logo on have been designed and are given away to each participating student, as well as other objects that help the experience of ‘conducting an experiment’ such as clipboards and stopwatches.
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