STEAM POWERED NEUROSCIENCE
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Which of the following describes you best:
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Your first name:
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Your second name:
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Your email address:
Which class / year group:
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Casting the die
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Q01
We use our brains 24 hours a day
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Q02
Children must acquire their native language before a second language is learned. If they do not do so neither language will be fully acquired
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Boys have bigger brains than girls
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If pupils do not drink sufficient amounts of water (between 6 – 8 glasses a day) their brains shrink
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It has been scientifically proven that fatty acid supplements (omega-3 and omega-6) have a positive effect on academic achievement
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When a brain region is damaged other parts of the brain can take up its function
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We only use 10% of our brain
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Q08
The left and right hemisphere of the brain always work together
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Shaping the ape
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Differences in hemispheric dominance (left brain, right brain) can help explain individual differences amongst learners
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The brains of boys and girls develop at the same rate
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Brain development has finished by the time children reach secondary school
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There are critical periods in childhood after which certain things can no longer be learned
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Information is stored in the brain in a network of cells distributed throughout the brain
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Learning is not due to the addition of new cells to the brain
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Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic)
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Learning occurs through modification of the brains’ neural connections
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Brain Food
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Academic achievement can be affected by skipping breakfast
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Normal development of the human brain involves the birth and death of brain cells
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Mental capacity is hereditary and cannot be changed by the environment or experience
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Vigorous exercise can improve mental function
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Environments that are rich in stimulus improve the brains of pre-school children
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Children are less attentive after consuming sugary drinks and/or snacks
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Circadian rhythms (“body-clock”) shift during adolescence, causing pupils to be tired during the first lessons of the school day
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Regular drinking of caffeinated drinks reduces alertness
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Teaching Elements
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Exercises that rehearse co-ordination of motor-perception skills can improve literacy skills
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Extended rehearsal of some mental processes can change the shape and structure of some parts of the brain
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Individual learners show preferences for the mode in which they receive information (e.g., visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
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Learning problems associated with developmental differences in brain function cannot be remediated by education
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Production of new connections in the brain can continue into old age
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Short bouts of co-ordination exercises can improve integration of left and right hemispheric brain function
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There are sensitive periods in childhood when it’s easier to learn things
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When we sleep, the brain shuts down
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How would you rate your general knowledge about the brain
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Do you think this knowledge is valuable for your teaching practice
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