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Learning & Memory

Using brain science to boost learning - helping students (and teachers!) understand what's actually going on in their amazing brains to make revision that little bit easier.

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Plus loads more science based tricks and tips for revising to help boost learning 

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If there is one thing that teachers and students can agree on, it’s that revision is hard! But what if there was a way to improve how memories are stored in the brain, and boost learning?

 

That’s where we come in. At Braintastic! Science, we have developed a suite of shows and workshops for schools, plus free resources to help students:

But this is more than just another session sharing tips for revision. We break down the science of learning in the brain to explain what's really going on- answering questions like what is a neuron and how do neurons communicate. By doing this, we put the learning tips into context, grounded by real science. We believe that explaining why something works will make your students more likely to use these techniques – and give them the best chance of success, rather than waiting until the day before their exam and googling ‘how to last minute revise’!

Braintastic! Science banner graphic with Briony the brain: Understand the basics of learning and memory in the brain and nervous system. Learn how to transfer knowledge from short to long term memory. Use memory games and science based tips and tricks to boost learning. Discover the best techniques to revise efficiently and effectively!
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Find out what happens when we learn and how memories are stored in the brain, through memory games, quizzes and interactive activities for the whole audience. 

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Spectacular Science Shows & Workshops

Our science shows and workshops are highly interactive, engaging and great fun. They are delivered by our expert presenters, with time for Q & A included. The memory shows work well as headline events for whole year groups, packed with spectacular science, fun experiments and loads of demos about our amazing brains. The Rethinking Revision workshop is designed for smaller groups and allows everyone to get hands-on, developing their own science-based revision timetable. The sessions also work perfectly together, with the workshop building on what students learn in the show.

By understanding what's actually going on in their amazing brains, students can boost learning and design more effective revision plans, helping make it that little bit easier to prepare effectively for exams. 

Rethinking Revision Workshop
Versions for Ages 11-16 | KS3, KS4

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In this interactive science show students discover how the brain changes when we learn new things. Through a series of memory games and quizzes, we explore how memories are stored in the brain, and cover tips and tricks for making the most of their memories.

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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. 

 

Through a series of small group activities we explore these topics and more, finishing with 10 top tips to improve revision techniques.

Free Resources - Activity Packs & Lesson Plans

Braintastic! Science blog: Memory & Learning