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Kids Navigate Neuroscience

Come meet your brain! Children will explore how the brain and nervous system work in a fun and hands-on way by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits created by faculty and students at the University of Adelaide. Bookings essential via link.

When: Sunday, August 21 2016. 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: University of Adelaide Medical School
Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5005
Topic: Human body and movement, Health and medical
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Why does food not taste good when we have a cold? How do neurons communicate? What does the brain look like up close? Come meet your brain and find out!

In this fun and interactive children’s event, held in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide, we’ll explore these questions and many more.

Children (aged 5-11) will explore how the brain and nervous system work in a fun and hands-on way by participating in a series of interactive neuroscience exhibits created by faculty and students at the University of Adelaide.

We’ll examine how information moves between neurones by playing a game of Synaptic Ping Pong, build layers (meninges) around an egg to see what types of protection are best for the brain, explore how optical illusions work, look at human brains up close, and much, much more. At each station, children can collect a stamp in their “Passport to the Brain,” and work towards earning an official “Brain in Training” certificate. At the end of the day, kids can show off their knowledge by competing in a quiz to earn prizes and bragging rights.

Bookings are essential. Bookings can be made by registering via Eventbrite: https://kidsnavigateneuroscience.eventbrite.com.au

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Contact details:

Lyndsey Collins-Praino
University of Adelaide
Email: lyndsey.collins-praino@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: 08 8313 5488

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