Area Children Eat Candy, Play and Throw Things to Learn About the Brain at Neuroscience Fair at The University of Scranton

October 26, 2015

Area children in grades four to seven can learn about neuroscience through fun, hands-on experiments designed by University of Scranton students Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Loyola Science Center.

At the Northeast PA Kids Judge Neuroscience Fair, now in its 14th year at Scranton, neuroscience majors teach the young students about the brain through games and experiments that in the past have used M&M’s, dominoes, ping pong balls and even eggs. The University students design the lessons and labs specifically to teach and engage younger students in neuroscience concepts. After the experiments, the children have the opportunity to judge which group of University students created the best lesson and experiment.

The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 and is offered free of charge.

Reservations are required to participate. All children participating must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 2.

To register, contact the University’s Office of Community Relations at community@scranton.edu or call 570-941-4419.

Participation in the fair is limited to 60 children.

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