Category Archives: Mindz in Schools

NSW STAGE 6 Investigating science

FACT or FALLACY?

Fact or Fallacy is strictly for Investigating Science Students.

Click here for available term 2 dates
The dates available in term 2 are:
May 23, 29, 30
June 3, 4, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28
July 1, 2

Fact or Fallacy  Students will conduct a series of mind-based EEG experiments to prove Fact or Fallacy on several common beliefs. A common belief is that lying down helps a person relax and creates ‘Theta’ brainwaves. Another belief is that heavy metal music creates ‘Beta or Gamma’ waves and cannot help a person relax. The session investigates these beliefs using our EEG headsets to see if they fit into the areas of Fact or Fallacy.

This investigation is different to the ‘Working Scientifically‘ session in that students don’t design their investigation. All guidance is supplied. For the full session outline, click HERE.

Group size: Up to 20 students
Cost:
$480 for a single session
Session length:
120 minutes
Space required: L
arge presentation area or classroom
Equipment required:
Data projector and large screen TV, proximity to power points
What we provide:
EEG equipment, laptops, research stimuli, worksheets

To inquire or make a booking, see below…

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Brain Awareness Week 2019

Brain Awareness Week for schools occurs between the 11th and 17th March 2019. It’s the ideal time to focus on brain health and use the Mindz experience to engage and motivate students.
For Brain Awareness Week  we’ll be adding an extra 5 minute section on ‘neurogenesis’ – the growth of new neurons deep inside the brain. We’ll still be looking at the way neurons communicate and using our EEGs to look inside the brain of students.
To inquire about a visit to your school, fill out the form below and we’ll respond within 24 hours. We can only visit FIVE schools during Brain Awareness Week.

Stage 6 Working Scientifically

NSW Stage 6 Working Scientifically

Mindz will guide classes through a 90 minute scientific exploration using EEG headsets we provide.

The session is based around group scientific investigation work, not lecture and presentation. After a 15 minute introduction, students will design an investigation and then collect, analyse and evaluate data following scientific method. They will then communicate this information to a specific audience.

For those new to science
If you have students new to the sciences, designing their own research project can be daunting. We offer an additional ‘practice session’ where students are guided through a research task using scientific method and our EEGs. This is a very step by step session which may not be suitable for advanced science students.

Outcome Points: (relevant to all the sciences)
11/12-1, 11/12-3, 12-5, 1/12-6, 12-7, 11/12-2,

Group size: Up to 25 students
Number of students actively involved: All students
Session length: 90 minutes or 180 minutes if the practice session is added (includes 15 minute break) .
Space required: large area where up to 5 x groups of 5 students can work without distraction
Equipment required: 1 x laptop per group. We can provide 2 laptops for group use. You supply the rest – we provide the software free.
What we provide: 1 x EEG per group, data recording sheets, 2 x laptops.
Cost: Working Scientifically research session only – $480 + gst. With practice session added = $570

Full Session Outline: Click HERE
To book or inquire, see below

Education Authorities sometimes treat the spelling of 'Mindz' as spam. This is why we ask for a 2nd email address. Please allow email from us (mindz.com.au) in your departmental email settings and check your junk/spam box in case our reply has ended up there.
This is important. It can be a school number or personal mobile. We don't share it with 3rd parties.

New for schools: Drone Control

Yes, that’s right. From steering wheelchairs and cars to turning on lights to dialing mobile phone numbers with your thoughts … and now this!

In NSW from February, every school incursion for years 7-10 + Biology (term 4) will include one or two students per group nominated to fly our special indoor drone.
Now this isn’t easy and it takes ‘Theta’ or ‘Beta’ control that most struggle with. We’ll admit, we’ve crashed it several times.
It must be flown indoors as if not it will end up in New Zealand, yet the drone has a wire cage surround so that students can catch it easily and safely. It’s safe, fun and fairly impossible to break (we hope).
Only one  or two students per group will have a turn and they’ll need to show some skill at mind control during other activities.