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In this activity, students learn about memory capacity and different ways to remember things.
Students perform a task that involves procedural memory and discover that repetition is key to becoming efficient at the task.
Students will measure reaction time during tasks of increasing complexity.
Students model the migration of neuronal axons to find their targets.
Students practice observation and questioning skills using inquiry puzzle cubes.
Students investigate visual-motor learning by tossing beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles.
Spinning a student around in a chair demonstrates how the vestibular system senses different types of circular motion.
Students view slides of brain tissue under a microscope then describe and identify structures.
Students model the chemical communication between neurons.
Students explore the connection between the 5 senses and the brain by exercising each sense in short experiments.