Your Amazing Brain<br />Is yours switched on?<br />Tina Byrne<br />s0189286<br />
Fact or myth?<br />You only use about 10% of your brain<br />TRUE or FALSE?<br />Watch this short video to find out<br />
Some Facts<br />Your brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons<br />Tiny chemical and electrical s...
GOOD things for your brain<br />Exercise<br />Scientists have recently learned that for a period of time after you've exer...
More good things...<br />A good night’s sleep<br />While you sleep your brain sorts out and files away your memories of th...
Puzzle<br />What do these three objects have in common?<br />Corn                           Weasel                        ...
Answer<br />They all POP!<br />
Exercises for mental alertness<br />Watch this video on 4 exercises for the classroom<br />Now try them yourself!<br />
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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.

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Your Amazing Brain

  1. 1. Your Amazing Brain<br />Is yours switched on?<br />Tina Byrne<br />s0189286<br />
  2. 2. Fact or myth?<br />You only use about 10% of your brain<br />TRUE or FALSE?<br />Watch this short video to find out<br />
  3. 3. Some Facts<br />Your brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons<br />Tiny chemical and electrical signals are racing between these neurons along billions of tiny neuron highways.<br />Your neurons create and send more messages than all the phones in the entire world.<br />New connections are created each and every time you remember something or have a new thought.<br />
  4. 4. GOOD things for your brain<br />Exercise<br />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<br />Eating well<br />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.<br />
  5. 5. More good things...<br />A good night’s sleep<br />While you sleep your brain sorts out and files away your memories of the day<br />Thinking, using your brain, learning new things<br />Use it so you don’t lose it!<br />Brain exercises, brain teasers, puzzles<br />
  6. 6. Puzzle<br />What do these three objects have in common?<br />Corn Weasel Balloon<br />
  7. 7. Answer<br />They all POP!<br />
  8. 8. Exercises for mental alertness<br />Watch this video on 4 exercises for the classroom<br />Now try them yourself!<br />

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