From term 1, 2019, we offer 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.
The K-2 sessions run for 50 minutes and includes activities, songs and special brain challenges using our fully safe EEG headsets. NESA Outcome points covered are:
STe-7DI-T: (Instructions to control digital devices)
ST1-8PW-S: (Common energy forms)
ST1-11DI-T: (Digital systems)
STe-1WS-S and ST1-1WS-S: (Observes and questions)
ST1-9PW-ST: (Forces and energy)
Our sessions make a terrific addition to any STEM or STEAM day held at school.
Science starts early!
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 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 the founder of Mindz Brainplay – Phil Dye, a trained K-6 teacher and musician.