Students take part in Brain Awareness Week

MARQUETTE — Students at Father Marquette Elementary School took part in Brain Awareness Week this morning by increasing their knowledge of neuroscience.

Brain Awareness Week is an international campaign to provide the public with a better understanding and appreciation of the human brain. The students attended an interactive presentation, along with games and a question–and–answer segment.

“I think that it’s a lot of fun for them to get to play some games, have some hands on activities and maybe learn something new about themselves, which is always really fun,” said Dr. Valerie Hedges, “they’re always really excited to go home and tell their parents about what they learned at school.”

The students learned about the important functions of the brain and the importance of researching neuroscience.
The kids were very engaged and they thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.

“I’m hoping that I am being a force that allows them to understand that even though maybe Science might be a little hard it can also be a lot of fun, and to try to pursue it as they continue their education. I think it’s really important.”

Students at North Star Academy also got in on the fun today.
Their Brain Awareness week presentation took place this afternoon.

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