Every March, Brain Awareness Week occurs to unite people of all ages to celebrate the brain. Partner organizations worldwide work together with The Dana Foundation and together, they help raise public awareness of brain research and education.
During the week, some activities include open days at neuroscience labs, brain exhibitions, social media campaigns, classroom workshops and lectures on brain-related topics. This year’s campaign dates are from March 13 to March 19.
- Human brain development does not finish until you’re about 25-years-old.
- A right-handed person usually processes language on the left side of their brain, while a left-handed person might show activation on both sides.
- Your brain generates enough electricity that can power a 25-watt light bulb.
- The adult human brain weighs exactly 3 pounds.
- Your cerebellum prevents you from tickling yourself.
Source: The Huffington Post
Denoyer-Geppert Science Company is proud to participate this week in helping increase public awareness of brain education through the power of social media. We will continue the discussion of the brain all week on Facebook and Twitter. Follow The Dana Foundation for more information about Brain Awareness Week and learn more about the brain yourself by using one of our anatomical products focused on the brain.
Giant Functional Center Brain
Our most popular brain model replicates the brain of a right-handed person. Contrasting colors and hand-lettered captions are applied to give educators a chance to study the limbic system.
Anatomy of the Brain Poster
The chart depicts two Denoyer-Geppert Giant Brain models: the Giant Functional Brain and Giant Regional Brain. This brand new chart offers two options for learning: one has callouts directly naming each anatomical feature the other is number-coded with a separate key making it helpful for formative assessment.
Executed by top medical illustrators, examine the brain in his helpful chart that includes well-researched anatomy. A special feature is that you can use dry-erase markers to write on the laminated post and then wipe-off.
Giant Brain Student Edition
Your students can now examine this classroom-friendly rendition of the brain. The vinyl mold incorporates simplified numbering with 50 principal features of the cerebral lobes, cerebellum, brain stem and ventricles. Our 3-page included key is great to use while studying the model.
How will you spread the word about brain awareness this week? Share your thoughts about Brain Awareness Week in the comments below or reach out to us on our social pages. Follow Denoyer-Geppert Science Company on Twitter.
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