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Your Amazing Brain

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Short presentation to get students thinking about their brain and how it might affect their learning.

Short presentation to get students thinking about their brain and how it might affect their learning.

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  • 1. Your Amazing Brain
    Is yours switched on?
    Tina Byrne
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  • 2. Fact or myth?
    You only use about 10% of your brain
    TRUE or FALSE?
    Watch this short video to find out
  • 3. Some Facts
    Your brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons
    Tiny chemical and electrical signals are racing between these neurons along billions of tiny neuron highways.
    Your neurons create and send more messages than all the phones in the entire world.
    New connections are created each and every time you remember something or have a new thought.
  • 4. GOOD things for your brain
    Exercise
    Scientists have recently learned that for a period of time after you've exercised, your body produces a chemical that makes your brain more receptive to learning
    Eating well
    a study of one million New York students showed that those who ate lunches without additives such as artificial flavours, preservatives and dyes performed 14% better in IQ tests.
  • 5. More good things...
    A good night’s sleep
    While you sleep your brain sorts out and files away your memories of the day
    Thinking, using your brain, learning new things
    Use it so you don’t lose it!
    Brain exercises, brain teasers, puzzles
  • 6. Puzzle
    What do these three objects have in common?
    Corn Weasel Balloon
  • 7. Answer
    They all POP!
  • 8. Exercises for mental alertness
    Watch this video on 4 exercises for the classroom
    Now try them yourself!

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