Stevensville opened its doors and welcomed us and our Brain exhibit into its halls. Around 500 students visited us in total, and about 60 people participated in Family Science Night. This time we had mostly younger kiddos (grades K-7) in our audience.
These young Stevensville students were a lot of fun to teach! Coming in to the presentations, the kindergarteners were ready to raise theirs hands and point to where their brains are (in their heads, thankfully). They already knew that their brains help them think, play, grow, and pick out Halloween costumes, but they were all surprised to learn that they had electricity in their brains (in the form of synapses and brain waves).
First graders loved the Visual Rebound exhibit. Many of them showed super adaptable brains, making more baskets with the brain boggling goggles on than off!
After visiting us, the second graders decorated the school halls with smart and colorful hand-drawn pictures of the lobes of the brain. Several of the third graders also made us smile when they offered us high-fives and called out “Science rules!” whenever we saw them in the halls and the schoolyard. The Stevensville students asked us lots of great questions, such as: where do headaches come from? And, why do we dream?
Family Science Night was packed, with the brain dissection and the Mind Flex game drawing eager audiences. A pair of twins performed an intense neck-and-neck stand-off in Mind Flex, as did many pairs of best friends, parents, and siblings.
One teacher told us that our exhibit fit in really well with their curriculum, which made the trip to Stevensville that much more rewarding!
Thanks for having us, Stevensville!
This stop was powered by the Jane S. Heman Foundation