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Neuroscience For Kids – Learning and Development – Class 3 of 3

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This unique class will explore the relationship and development of brains in animals and humans. The audience is students ages 7 – 16 years old, but adults are welcome to participate with their children. It is recommended to attend all 3 classes.

Class 1 of 3: January 18. (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: January 25. (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 1. (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 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)

Fees: $35, payment will be processed at the Rockville Science Center, cash or major credit cards using a secured square system.


February 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rockville RSC Makerspace


36 Maryland Ave
36 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 US
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