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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 3, Day 4) – Brain Blast

Posted by on Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Grade 1, Grade 2, SAVY.

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today in class we finished talking about neuronal connections and how fast neurons “talk” to one another. Our model neurons tended to be a little slow so we are thankful our real neurons are so fast!  Ask your student how fast neurons communicate.  We then explored how the brain is so important for us to pay attention.  Students took the Simon and Stroop test and found out it can be challenging to say the color of a word if the word spells out another color. It really takes focus!  We went on to explore ways to help us with attention and found out that many of our young neuroscientists think paying attention is hard work.  Some of these ways included getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, and not watching TV while trying to do something else.  Students also found that when you really focus on something you can miss other things.  Take a look at the following site to see if you can count the number of balls being passed between the white clothes team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4.

See you tomorrow!

Dr. Zeiger and Ms. Jordyn