The Power of the Brain

Get your thinking caps on and learn about the marvellous organ that is the brain. Explore the parts of our brains that allow us to move and breathe every day. Utilising state of the art brain-sensing technologies, students will activate their minds and tap into the sub-conscious to control the body’s response to different stimuli with the aim of understanding how much influence they have over their own bodies. We highlight the importance of breathing and mindfulness in the classroom, providing students with techniques to regulate their physiological and emotional responses to stress. Research shows that an awareness of these practices leads to confidence in applying calming stress management techniques to their everyday lives.

This activity aligns with and extends concepts and content within the K-6 Science and Technology, and PDHPE syllabuses. The science focus is on working scientifically and aligns with the Living World strand.

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