Science & Nature
Brain Power! Psychology for Kids Introduction (part 1)
In this class we explore the brain, what it is, how it works, and how to develop it so that children might have a better understanding of their most important tool.
Jennifer Wynands (Author Jenny Mouse)
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Meets 2x per week
Over 4 weeks
25 minutes per class
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During each 25 minute lesson we will sing/ listen to a song about the brain as a warm up. We will then explore the brain together using online resources such as: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=152&id=1528, and prepared ppt summaries. During class will do an interactive game or hands on activity to help solidify the information we have learned. Throughout the course I will be using big words for the brain such as cerebellum and cranial nerves with an...
Students will gain an understanding of the brain, its parts, and what it does.
When I took my first psychology course in University I was hooked on the topic! I couldn't believe it had taken me so long to learn about my brain! The program I was in would not allow for a minor, but that did not stop me from taking every psychology course I could fit in my schedule! The more I studied psychology the stronger the feeling grew that it was a topic that should be learned early in life. If I could improve my own mind and memory so much as a late teen/ young adult, imagine how much impact a psychology course could have on a child's learning? Imagine how much it could change the life of someone who is neurodivergent if they could understand brain plasticity and adaptability? Psychology is a passion for me, that is why I am offering this course, and that is why I hope you will sign up!
There may be some short at home activities, such as brainstorming nicknames or completing worksheets. Homework will be designed to take 10-20 minutes at the most, and can be modified based on parent request.
It is best if students could have the following objects at each lesson in order to participate in hands on demonstrations/ activities. Lesson 1: a snack pack of jello, wet wipes or a wet cloth, paper and pencil Lesson 2: Lesson 3: brain parts hand out (https://superstarworksheets.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BrainLabelBlank.pdf) Lesson 4: two small objects of the same size and shape, two pieces of tin foil (enough to wrap around the objects with some excess), scissors, paper and a pencil Lesson 5: play dough, coin Lesson 6: paper, pencil, eraser Lesson 7: Lesson 8: paper and pencil
Learner progress will be tracked by discussion and group activities. If you desire a formal assessment send me a message and one can be arranged.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be looking at some studies of children who have brain injuries during week 3 in order to understand Brain Plasticity. If this happens to be a trigger for your child please let me know. To accommodate parents schedules the class may be run as a 50 min class that meets once a week, or as a 25 min class that meets once a week for 8 weeks, instead of the usual 2x a week 25 minute class format. Message me if you need clarification on the section you have signed up for.
Jennifer Wynands (Author Jenny Mouse)
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
532 total reviews
593 completed classes
Hi I'm Jenn! I am a Children's book author and Early Childhood Educator from Canada, and have been teaching 3-14 year old learners since 2013. I got halfway through a program to become an elementary school teacher before switching to a psychology...