Is DIY Neuroscience the best way to end the school year?*
The end of the school year… as we all say, summer is “nearest unto heaven.” ** Students and teachers agree, when we enter that last week of school, it is easy to start checking out.
Working with a friend’s class at a local Middle School, BYBer Will W. visited to help reel back in the students’ attentions and sneak a little bit more learning into the end of their school years!
Over Four, 45m blocks, he introduced students to the nervous system, to action potentials in cockroach neurons, to human-machine interfaces, to neuroprosthetics, and even mind-control! The classroom also has some of these tools for next year, empowering next year’s class of 8th graders to dive right into DIY neuroscience labs!
Bill Nye Under Mind Control?
Don’t worry – it was just temporary!
Earlier this year we received an order for a Human-Human-Interface that had our team glowing with excitement. It was addressed to none other than Bill Nye and one of his producers on Bill Nye Saves the World. In this recent Netflix show, Bill Nye and his science correspondents dig into the world of popular science, investigate the unknown, debunk misconceptions, and spread awareness of issues that the scientific community works to tackle every day.
In the last episode of the third season, Bill Nye and his correspondent, the hilarious and insightful Joanna Hausmann, experiment with some mind control… Bill hooks Joanna up to the Human-Human-Interface and describes the neuroscience behind the experiment before Joanna takes total control of Bill. For Bill Nye, Neuroscience has never been more exciting!
Check it out on Netflix: Season 3, Episode 6 of Bill Nye Saves the World! You and your students will enjoy seeing the clip as much as Joanna enjoyed controlling Bill!
|Bill Nye, Zachary Quinto, The Rock, Kevin Hart, Members of the Mythbusters Team, thousands of K12 teachers, and Chuck Gaidica of ClickOnDetroit’s Channel 4 News can’t all be wrong… the Human-Human-Interface is a blast!
Who will be next? Will it be Neil deGrasse Tyson? Will it be you?
Check it out in the store below and bring the excitement of this hands-on lab to your classroom. Use it as a “phenomena anchor” to get your students hooked on the life sciences, and watch as they start digging in deep to understand how it all works.