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Hack Your Brain science show 

Take control of the teacher!

Versions for Ages 11-16 | KS3, KS4

A whirlwind introduction to the brain and nervous system, we create a giant neuron live on stage and then hijack those signals to control someone's movements (preferably a teacher!)

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Sound on!

Braintastic! Science amazing brain mascot Briony - with microphone
Braintastic! Science amazing brain mascot Briony - with microphone (hands up)

Packed with memorable large scale demos, we explain how nerve cells communicate and then use that understanding to control someone’s movements! Along the way we investigate what this tells us about how we learn, helping students understand their brains better, and learn how to make the most of them. This interactive science show is sure to be a highlight of any science week or school term!

  • The parts of a neuron, and what they do

  • What a dead frog taught us about how neurons send messages around the brain and body

  • How scientists can hack into these messages

  • How your reflexes keep you safe faster than the blink of an eye

  • What happens in the brain when we learn new things

  • Cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms (KS3)

  • Links between structure and function in living organisms (KS3)

  • Nervous coordination and control in humans (KS4)

  • Human nervous system and the reflex arc (KS4)

  • Neurons are specialised cells, with different parts that have different roles

  • Our brain is made up of a huge network of neurons

  • Reflexes are movements that don’t involve the brain

  • Live in-person: £495 
    Extra shows on the same day: £145/show
    or add workshops at £95 each.  

  • The show runs for around 45 minutes, which means it fits well into a 50- or 60-minute timetable slot.

  • Our presenters love doing Q & A and are always happy to include this at the end of a show if time allows.

  • We will need: A trestle table, screen to connect our laptop to and a microphone (if your venue is large). 

  • Interactive, engaging and fun science show

  • Perfect science week activity, end of term treat or science assembly

  • Fabulous presenters with a background in brain science

  • Rave reviews from teachers, students and top science festivals

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Thank you so much for coming down to do the show for us. Everyone had an amazing time and we would definitely love to have you back again. 

Amy Seales, Family Programme Coordinator
The Royal Institution of Great Britain. 

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