Monday 18 May 2015

How to make a model Neuron and more...

So recently we have been looking at how the brain works.  So we got hands on and made models.
As I make science models with kids, I talk to the kids about what each part represents and how it actually all works for real.  If you want to learn about Neurons check out my STEP by STEP tutorial blog post by clicking on the photo of the neuron below...

We then made a model of a brain...

We also made a thaumotrope.  An old Victorian toy, simple to make but shows how the information going to the brain from the eye can get muddled up.  No one knows exactly why this happens, it is a phenomenon.  But to me it shows us how truly complex our brains are!


  1. I love the hands-on ways you're using to illustrate the brain. I'd never heard of a thaumotrope but it sounds very cool!

    1. Thank you Emma, old fashion toys are often great ways of explaining how science works :)

  2. What a fun and creative way to teach kids about the brain!

  3. I have never seen such a way of teaching the processes, that can be so boring, using such original ways to learn it.

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  5. Christiana Harris28 November 2017 at 13:42

    Awesome idea to create models with kids! It would be even cooler if my kids could help me with writing, so that I wouldn't need to check prices and order papers online.

  6. It's very interesting for me to be engaged with a child, because thanks to these studies I remember a lot of useful information that I forgot.

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