Years 7-10 STEM Incursions

Immersive, innovative, motivational education

→ For an outline of our sessions a cording to stage, click HERE
→ For costs and syllabus points (NSW), click HERE.

How do our incursions work?
A Mindz Brainplay incursion is the perfect motivational session for schools wanting to build their stage 4 and 5 focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). We can do small group, class  or whole assembly hall presentations. We only need a data projector and a place for our laptop and we’re ready to go. Some relevant year 7-10 syllabus documentation includes:

* Stages 4 & 5: Working Scientifically
* Stages 4 & 5 Life Skills
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Stages 4 & 5 Visual design (Wearable technologies)

We visit schools throughout Sydney and Regional Areas. Our lead presenters are all trained teachers while specialist presenters are advanced science university students with a specific interest in neuroscience and communication. All presenters have their Working with Children clearance.

The benefits of a Mindz incursion are many:

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

What happens?
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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. 20160213_193341

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

Can we evaluate your students?
If teachers require an assessment of the students’ retention and understanding of key concepts used in the session, we can providsocrativee that. Using their own smartphones, tablets or laptops, students enter our ‘room’ in the Socrative App to complete either a short 10-minute or longer 20-minute quiz. A class spreadsheet and individual student reports are then emailed to the teacher at the end of the day.

For more information or to ask about available dates, complete the form below and we will respond within 24 hours. Please check your spam/junk folder for our reply as some school email servers are interpreting the spelling of ‘Mindz’ as overseas spam.

 

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