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Big Neurona opens in La Coruña

//16/02/26

The MUNCYT in La Coruña has opened an exciting and interactive installation this week: Big Neurona. The exhibition takes the form of a giant neuron and visitors will traverse a labyrinth of mirrors to experience how neurons receive information. Big Neurona will show us the inner working of mirror neurons, the basis of empathy in our brains. There will be workshops and activities using interactive software to visualise optical illusions and also audiovisual games that reveal answers about the cells which transmit information in the nervous system. 


Visitors will learn amazing facts such as the discovery that the human brain only represents 2% of our body weight but that it consumes 25% of the body’s energy! Big Neurona will be open to the public until 26 June 2016 and you can plan your visit here on the MUNCYT web page.  

World animal day

//20/09/29
Use the activities and ideas on the World Animal Day website to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October) with your learners. The ideas are for learners of all ages and focus on raising their awareness of the importance of animals in the world, of their needs and of how looking after them well can benefit us all. Which activities will best suit your learners? (Image taken from the worldanimalday.org.uk website)

Animal community lessons

//20/09/29
Use these lesson plans from rootsandshoots.org to do animal community projects focusing on animal shelters with your learners and help them celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). The site (created by the scientist Jane Goodall) promotes empowering young people to build a better future in their communities.  On pages 3 and 4 there are plans for lower primary, primary and secondary learners. How much will they learn about animals in their community and animal shelters? (Image taken from rootsandshoots.org website)
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