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Neuroscience for Kids: Project Based Learning

In this 7 week course, students will discover the exciting world of the brain! How does our brain influence our memory, emotions, and movements? It it possible to strengthen our brains? Let's get our questions answered!
Class
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 7 weeks
7-12
year olds
2-10
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific

Tue, Oct 18

Oct 18 – Dec 6 (7 weeks)
Tuesdays
9:00 – 9:50 AM
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Description

Class Experience

-Students will gain a better understanding and appreciation for their their brains. With this knowledge,  students will learn practical ways to improve their brain function. 
-Structure/function, cause/effects, patterns/relationships, project based learning/creativity/application
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
Master of Art in Teaching
Professional Educator License
Certified in Elementary Education 1-6th for Science, Literacy, Math, History, Social Studies

-Although assignments are meant to be completed during class, students will be expected to completed whatever they couldn't prior to their next class the following week.
-During session 4, students are expected to write in their sleep logs starting that day of class until the next class the following week (7 days). Their sleep log is attached to the course's google classroom page.
Session 1: Our Brains Introduction. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) -CSF Demonstration Experiment -Materials: eggs (at least 2), markers to draw on a face (waterproof), 2 plastic containers with tops, and water (to fill the container). Session 2: Brain Structure/Function -Brain Diagram Project -Materials: markers, paint or colored pencils, small white poster board, pen/pencils. Session 3: Brain Structure/Function ctd, What is a neuron? -Build a Neuron Project -Materials: clay or play-dough, styrofoam material, recyclables (any combination of bottle caps, cups, buttons, coins), any food, circular and/or string shaped candy, scissors. Session 4: Sleep, Dreams, and the Brain -Socktopus Project -Sleep Log -Materials: sleep log document, see google classroom invite link--->https://classroom.google.com/c/NTI4MDU4NDY3MTE1?cjc=5u4oymo -Materials for sock pet: 1 clean adult sock longer than ankle length, 1 cup dry rice or beans (such as kidney beans or black-eyed peas) or cotton filling or old socks/shirts (cut into small strips), string or small rubber band, ribbon, scissors, sharpie or fabric marker. Session 5: Memory and the Brain -Memory Experiment -Materials: 2 sheets of paper, pen or pencil Session 6: Emotions and the Brain -Emotion Collage Activity - Materials: magazines with pictures of people, scissors, glue, white paper or white poster board Session 7: Neuroplasticity Preview, Brain charades, Final reflections & Trivia -students will act out the functions of the brain in an interactive game. The functions include: Vision, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hearing, Emotions, Movement, Memory, Speech, Heart Rate, Breathing, Thinking, Planning, Problem Solving, Reading,Control Hormones, Sleep, Balance, Eating, and Drinking
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
-Safety is our top priority. I advise parents/guardians/adults to provide supervision during sessions 3,4, and 6 for our use of scissors.
-During session 3, we have the option of using play-doh. Play-doh may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if ingested in those sensitive to wheat gluten or with Celiac disease. 
https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/brain.html
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/general-science/human-brain/
https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/patient-caregiver-education/brain-basics-understanding-sleep#4https://parentingscience.com/benefits-of-play/
https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-ages-2-7-matter-so-much-brain-development

Teacher

Mwalimu Saarah
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Research/Investigation + Book Clubs + Creative Writing + Current Events. Get $5 off my classes with coupon code SAARAHSWELCOME5. Enter at checkout!
3 completed classes

About Me

Greetings students and parents! It is my pleasure to welcome you to our learning lab. Let me offer you some tea! Last year, In 2021, I received my Master of Art in Teaching Degree from University of Chicago, Urban Teacher Education Program. I am a... 
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