Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
We reproduced a Scientific Meeting, with: 1) welcome and BAW material delivery; 2) interactive presentation about the brain structure and function; 3) collective construction of a felt synapse including several components (neurons, glia, receptors, actions potentials, etc.); 4) individual construction of a brain-hat representing cortical functions using stickers; 5) two experiments on taste and olfaction interaction; and 6) closing ceremony with the main conclusions and delivery of certificates.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- BAW Stickers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: Grades 3-5
- Puzzles: Grades 6-8
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 3-5
- Kids Fact Sheets Grades 6-8
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The activities were extremely fruitful. Many comments at the school webpage about the developed tasks and about the brain capabilities. Children reproduced some of the classroom experiences at home. Therefore, parents added their opinion in the WebPages and throughout the social media.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
To prepare very carefully and to make the activity interesting but with high scientific content; children can surprise with their questions and answers!
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