Jump start your students' understanding of the most complex organ in the human body! They'll experience how the brain interprets visual and auditory information with unique optical illusions and demonstrations and test their balance while exploring how the 100 billion neurons that make up the brain perceive the world around us. This multimedia demonstration program will stimulate your students' thinking about the brain.
Program Options: Explain Your Brain is available only as a large group assembly.
ASSEMBLY MAX: 250 students TIME: 50 minutes GRADE: Grades 6-8
$325 first assembly
$225 subsequent assemblies Travel fees may apply.
Book now to receive the 2012-2013 school year rates above. New pricing begins July, 1, 2013.
Models help scientists understand and communicate how natural systems interact and work.
Life experiences and interactions with the environment affect the brain and the human body systems.
Cells of the brain and nervous system send electrical and chemical signals to other neurons and carry out messages to different parts of the human body.
The advancement of brain research and technology has helped scientists investigate how the brain functions.
SUPPORTS MINNESOTA STATE STANDARDS:
The Nature of Science and Engineering
Understand that different models can be used to represent natural phenomena and these models have limitations about what they can explain.
Describe a system in terms of its subsystems and parts, as well as its inputs, processes and outputs.
Determine and use appropriate safe procedures, tools, measurements, graphs and mathematical analyses to describe and investigate natural and designed systems in a physical science context.
Describe examples of important contributions to the advancement of science, engineering and technology made by individuals representing different groups and cultures at different times in history.
Provide examples of how advances in technology have impacted the ways in which people live, work and interact.
Recognize that all cells do not look alike and that specialized cells in multicellular organisms are organized into tissues and organs that perform specialized functions.
Recognize that cells carry out life functions, and that these functions are carried out in a similar way in all organisms, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and protists.
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