Teaching Techniques

Brain Awareness Week Classroom Activities

  • Published26 Aug 2016
  • Reviewed26 Aug 2016
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

In this video from Casey Henley at Michigan State University, you’ll learn three classroom activities to teach your students about their reaction times, how their brains map their bodies, and how to protect their brains from injuries.

To participate in these activities you will need:

  • A ruler or yardstick (yardstick useful for younger participants)
  • Paper 
  • Pencil or pen 
  • A paperclip 
  • Two glass jars (e.g. 16 oz mason jar)
  • Two eggs (uncooked, in the shell
  • Two cups of water
  • A partner

Download the Reaction Time Conversion Table

Download the Two-Point Discrimination Test Table

This video is a clip from the Brain Awareness Week Online webinar. Learn more about human and animal brain anatomy:  Watch Full Webinar



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