From term 1, 2019, we are offering Mindz incursions for K-2 students. While previously our headsets were too small for the junior grades, we’ve adapted them for a smaller head size. The younger students love it.
Unlike our stage 4, 5 and 6 incursions, we do not align the content to NESA outcome points, deciding to focus on the wonder of science and technology as it applies to 4, 5, 6 and 7 year olds. This makes it a terrific addition to any STEM or STEAM day held at school.
An interest in science doesn’t start at grade 5, but begins even before school. In our experience, the younger a child is exposed to science, the more likely it is that a career or lasting interest will develop.
Controlling anger and frustration
K-2 students will learn some basic neuroscience in simple language. They will start by singing songs about the brain and having a look inside their head using our fully safe EEGs.
They will then look at what happens inside their brain when they get angry. We use the simple ‘Glitter Jar’ example and a fantastic short video by Julie and Josh Salzman aimed at younger children to explain this. Students will then use an EEG to see how well they can relax (de-glitter) their brain. The ability to do this is vital in making better decisions in the playground, in class or at home.
The K-2 incursions will only be presented by Phil Dye, a trained K-6 teacher and musician.
“The children really enjoyed participated in the activities where they watched their class mate’s brains on the screen. Being a Year One class they absolutely loved the brain song too.”
Vanessa Finlayson: Redlands Prep