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Owner’s Manual for My Human Brain: Homeschool Class for Young Teens

Hosted by Teton Science Schools: a self-paced class for young teens/tweens

Recommended Timeframe: 2-3 months, 4-5 hours/week

The human brain is transformed in adolescence. During this time between childhood and adulthood, the brain has incredible advantages while also being quite vulnerable. Learners will journey into the brain to discover the science behind why adolescents connect strongly with peers, seek rewards in trying new things, experience intense emotions, and push boundaries in order to find their own sense of self. By also understanding how neurons (the cells of the brain) change shape, grow together, or are pruned back in adolescence, we can better learn how to learn. The brain has a lot to teach us about the secrets of staying healthy and happy. Throughout the unit, learners apply their brainwork to making a positive impact in their community. Navigating adolescence can be tumultuous, but understanding how the brain works can help us better harness its power and get the most out of this time in life.

Key Topics
Create an owner’s manual for your own brain
Discover the four powers of the adolescent brain, so you can use them for good.
Bust myths and stereotypes about adolescent behavior
Reenact important research studies to see for yourself how the brain works
Build your brain power by doing short evidence-based exercises, such as growing your creativity connections, empathy, self-control, emotion regulation, and focus
Understand how the brain is remodeled during adolescence, so you can help shape your brain how you want it to be
Explore modern and historic social movements driven by adolescents
Model how brain cells form connections and send messages
Become a better learner with brain-based learning strategies
Keep your brain healthy – topics include sleep, social media, multitasking, and more
Enjoy the benefits art has on the brain by creating artwork about the brain
Explore the fact and fiction of how the brain is portrayed in your favorite movies, books, or video games
Use your expertise on the human brain to do a Community Impact Project

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Details

Date

March 08, 2021 -
May 21, 2021

Time

All Day

Host

See description

Cost per Student

$249

Religion

Secular

Type of Event

Online-only

Event Topic

Science|Other

Days

Multi-session class / camp

Age Range

11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Pre-Registration

Required

Parental Oversight

Choose to stay or drop-off

Other

Age Range
11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Event Topic
Science, Other
Religion
Secular
Pre-Registration
Required
Parental Oversight
Choose to stay or drop-off
Type of Event
Online-only
Summer Camp
No