Years 7-10 STEM

Back visiting schools Aus-wide in 2022

A Mindz Brainplay incursion is the perfect motivational session for schools wanting to build their years 7-10 focus on STEM.

From a small group or class to a  whole assembly hall presentation, all that’s needed is a data projector, a big screen or monitor and a place for laptops.

While years 7-10 are normally happy watching 8-10 of their classmates act as demonstrators, a 30-60 minute ‘Mind Control’ session can be added for other students who want to use the equipment. This will let students (up to 25) use the headset to see their brain activity.

Phil Dye is a fully trained teacher with 30 years education experience including three years as a ‘plain English’ science educator at UNSW. Working with Children number WWC0105957E.

How do the incursions work?

Visits can be for one session, a half day or a full day. The benefits are:

  • No buses to organise and no travel time
  • Flat fee – Your school knows the cost
  • Teachers required for supervision only
  • Year based concept sheet  provided to teachers
  • Full risk assessment

What happens?
T
hey –  the students will be actively involved. THEY will use the headset. THEY will see inside THEIR brain and THEY will use their brain power to control gaming characters.  They can even witness a ‘brain challenge’ between two students who only use their mind power to score points. It’s immersive, innovative, motivational education. 

In the real world?
EEG headsets are used to help disabled people undertake tasks  such as moving prosthetic limbs or driving their wheelchair independently. Brain control of devices is no longer science fiction, but is here right now. When students see this in action, an entire new world opens up.

Can your students be assessed?
If required, an assessment of the students’ retention and understanding of key concepts can be organised using their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Students enter a ‘room’ in the Socrative App to complete a short 10-minute quiz. A class spreadsheet and individual student reports are then emailed to the teacher.


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