Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Stroop test activity – One graduate student conducted Stroop Tests and taught students about memory interference Action potential activity- at this table, students did an activity where they passed balls back and forth to simulate an action potential and discussed the role of myelin Neuroanatomy activity – students at this table got to hold and dissect sheep brains and play a neuroanatomy guessing game! Concussion activity – students at this exhibit molded their brain out of playdough and discussed the importance of protecting your head and wearing helmets Brain plasticity activity – at this exhibit students were able to wrap rubber bands around pushpins and discuss how your brain rewires and makes new connections Frankenroach- At this table, students did a quick electrophysiology experiment to make cockroach legs dance. EEG station – at this table students learned about an EEG and practiced putting electrodes on a brain model
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I think most importantly the kids were excited about science and the parents were able to connect with scientists and ask questions they may have always wanted to know.
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