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Neuroscience For Kids – Learning and Development

January 18 @ 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. $90.00 fees are for all 3 classes. 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)

Secure your spot by reservation and payment on eventbrite at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroscience-4-kids-teens-learning-development-tickets-88743204313

Reservation on meetup will be honored only if tickets are still available on eventbrite, 45 min before the class starts. Then payment will be processed at the door with cash or major credit cards using a secured square system.

Details

Date:
January 18
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Rockville-RSC-Makerspace/events/267748430/

Organizer

Rockville RSC Makerspace
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/Rockville-RSC-Makerspace/

Venue

36 Maryland Ave
36 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 US
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