Author(s): Eric H. Chudler
Brain Lab for Kids is an interactive and hands-on book that takes readers on an exciting journey into the functions of the brain through enlightening experiments and creative activities.
Riding a bicycle, learning a new language, catching a ball, reading a book: these activities and everything else we see, hear, feel, and do are made possible by the soft, whitish-pink substance inside our heads called the brain.
And yet, we take for granted many of the amazing things our brain does for us. And so, Brain Lab for Kids offers 52 family-friendly activities, experiments, and models to help us understand how the brain accomplishes all that it does.
Each lab in this book is divided into several sections. After the title of each lab, the approximate time it will take to do the experiment is listed. The 'Methods' section provides a step-by-step guide of the procedures and materials you will need to complete the lab. The science behind an experiment is explained in the 'What’s Going On' section. 'Brain Facts' are some interesting, fun, and perhaps surprising bits of trivia related to each lab. Finally, 'Thinking Deeper' has suggestions that you can use to take each lab further.
This expanding field offers the opportunity for all of us to learn about ourselves and others, and how we can better communicate, motivate, inspire and just plain collaborate together.
Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. is a research neuroscientist at the University of Washington. In 1997, with support from the National Institutes of Health, Eric established 'Neuroscience for Kids', a website with information and interactive activities about neuroscience that can be used in the classroom or at home. Eric continues to expand the web site and develop new materials and programs.