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The Brain Bus program is happy to visit schools in Southern Arizona free of charge to spread neuroscience education! Please explore our available lessons to the right by hovering over the topics to learn more, and call 520-529-5211 ext. 7988 to schedule a visit.
Consider this an introduction to the brain! Students will learn about the main parts of the brain and their functions. Depth of information and activities vary by grade levels, available for grades 1-8.
After a review of the basic brain parts, students are taught about the causes and dangers of concussions and ways to protect their brains. They are able to try concussion related experiments such as simulation goggles. Great for grades 3-8.
This lesson explores how our senses are processed by our brains and allow us to understand the world around us. Students rotate through experiments for each sense. Best suited for grades 1-6.
In this lesson students will build their own neurons in order to learn about the basic parts and their functions. Additional activities help them understand how they communicate with each other and form pathways. Can be suited for grades 1-8.
Students gain an understanding of mirror neurons and empathy through a group experiment, followed by a discussion on the importance of mindfulness and an age appropriate mindful activity. Available for grades 3-8
Students are able to explore mental health from a new perspective by focusing on critical neural pathways and neurotransmitters involved in mental health. We also look at the many factors that can affect mental illness such as stress, life habits, and social media. Can be modified for grades 5-12.
The Center for Neurosciences Foundation is always looking for volunteers and has internship positions available! If you are enthusiastic about teaching and interested in learning about our amazing brains, we would love to hear from you!
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