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Protect That BRAIN!: Mr. EggheadAdd to list Details
This activity demonstrates the importance of wearing a helmet to protect the brain. An egg is used to symbolize a head with the shell as the skull and the inside of the egg as the brain.
Brain Box (Bag) of ScienceAdd to list Details
In this neuroscience activity (5th activity on the page), learners explore their sense of touch without using their senses of vision and hearing.
Train Your BrainAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners play a trick on their own brain to see if the brain can learn to ignore distracting input. Colors and words are used to play the visual trick, known as a Stroop Test.
Don't Be Nerve-ous
In this activity, learners discover a brain process called habituation.
The Stroop Effect
In this activity, learners experiment with the Stroop Effect by challenging themselves and others to try and read a list of colors as quickly and accurately as possible, with a twist.
ThaumatropeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make an optical illusion toy from the 1800s to explore persistence of vision.
False MemoriesAdd to list Details
Use this activity (10th on the page) to help learners explore memory and how sometimes your brain makes up its own memories. Learners will read and try to remember the words in list #1.
Colors, Colors?Add to list Details
In this activity related to the famous "Stroop Effect," learners explore how words influence what we see and how the brain handles "mixed messages." Learners read colored words and are asked to say th
In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. Learners try to toss beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles.
Michelle O (formerly Vanna)Add to list Details
We don't normally view people upside down and so our brains aren't accustomed to it.
Jump to It!Add to list Details
This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (second activity on the page).
Baroreceptor Reflex Role Play
In this activity about the baroreceptor reflex (BR) arc (page 123 of the PDF), learners discover the importance of maintaining adequate arterial blood pressure through a role playing exercise.
In this activity, learners construct a device that allows them to view 2-D images in 3-D.
Food for the Brain
In this activity, learners dissect a piece of pizza to learn about nutrients important for health.
Ambiguous CubeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a three-dimensional ambiguous cube to explore visual illusions and how our brains interpret or misinterpret information.
Draw Your Nervous SystemAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work together to create a life-sized drawing of the human nervous system.
Pea Brain!: Explorations in Estimation
In this activity, learners use two different techniques to estimate how many little things fit into one bigger thing.
Size and DistanceAdd to list Details
In this activity about depth perception, learners create an optical illusion in a shoe box.
Read With Your FingersAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in partners to create and exchange messages written in Braille. Learners use a Braille key and thumbtacks to write their messages in Braille.
Jumping to ConclusionsAdd to list Details
In this online brain stumper, the bottom half of a series of letters is covered. You may think you know what it says, but remove the black bar to see if you're right.