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    University of Washington
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    This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (second activity on the page). During a discussion about the brain and nervous system, the educator slams a book on a table to create a loud...

    free Ages 4 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    BioEd
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    This neuroscience activity introduces learners to how messages are sent and received by neurons. Learners use modeling clay and pipe cleaners to build model neurons. This lesson guide includes...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this neuroscience activity, learners conduct a simulation to demonstrate how multiple incoming signals influence the action of neurons. This activity will help learners think about how brain...

    free Ages 11 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners play a simple card game to learn the sequence of events in the transmission of nervous system signals. This lesson guide includes background information, instructions on...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    American Association for the Advancement of Science
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    In this online activity, learners role-play as medics, treating a patient with missing organs. Learners select different organs, then drag them into the proper location in the patient's body....

    free Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    The Exploratorium
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    In this activity, learners make a stroboscope--a spinning disk with slits around the edge that you look through. Brief but frequent glimpses of images seen through the slits lead to a surprising...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners create an electrical circuit and investigate how some dissolved substances conduct electricity. Use this activity to explain how the nervous system sends messages as...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    This activity is designed to let learners measure their reaction time or response time to something they see. Learners work in pairs and measure the speed it takes them to catch a ruler dropped by...

    free Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    University of Washington
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    This is a quick and simple demonstration about reflexes (fourth activity on the page). One learner stands behind a see-through barrier like a window or wire screen. Another learner throws a cotton...

    free Ages 8 - 18 Under 5 minutes
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    BioEd
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    In this activity, learners dissect a piece of pizza to learn about nutrients important for health. This activity emphasizes the nutrients that the brain and nervous system need from food as well as...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 11 - 14 45 to 60 minutes

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