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Build a Neuron Challenge

This action-packed activity pack introduces students to the wonderful world of neurons- the cells that make up their brains. It challenges them to build their own neuron rube goldberg machine, guiding them through the engineering design process as they imagine, plan, create, test and improve their machines. Then, the whole class connects up their neurons into a giant brain-like network! 


This lesson plan makes a perfect science week activity, or a fun end-of-term challenge. And we'd love to see your machines- so do send us a photo by email or on social media. 


Learning and Memory Lesson Plan

Help your students use the best techniques to revise by understanding how learning happens in the brain, with science-based tips to improve recall and retention.

Why do we all remember things slightly differently and how accurate are our memories, really? Through a series of small group activities we explore these topics and more, finishing with 10 top tips to improve revision techniques.

Secondary Schools (KS3, KS4, KS5)

Secondary Schools

Explore the tricks our brain plays on us every day with these fun optical illusions for kids.

This activity pack includes worksheets to help your students make two different visual illusions:
a thaumotrope and a floating present.

Share your results and send us any questions with #CuriosityCorner - we will do our best to answer them and the best may be made into a video!

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Visual Illusions Activity Pack

If you liked these resources, check out our interactive science shows and workshops for schools or our science based tips to help young people get the best from their amazing brains in the Braintastic! Science blog 

Did you know that spending time in nature is good for your health? This fact sheet gives young people a glimpse into just one of the reasons it's vital to protect our natural environment- because our wellbeing depends on it. 


We have designed this fact sheet to encourage students to ask their own questions about nature and wellbeing- why not support your students to come up with an experiement on the topic they can carry out in class or at home?

Nature and Wellbeing

Spending time outdoors can: reduce stress; restore your energy; improve your immune system; increase your self-esteem; make you happier; help your brain to develop; improve your working memory; make it easier to pay attention in school; make you feel calm and relaxed; give you a sense of purpose in life; help you be kinder and more generous to others; increase the chance of making choices that will help the environment; and create a sense of awe and wonder. Pretty amazing right?!

Primary Schools (KS1, KS2)

Get a free taster of our most popular science show for schools, That's Non-Sense!

Plus science based tips, tricks and resources to boost learning and nurture mental wellbeing in schools

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Learning & Memory Lesson Plan
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