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Our Learning this Week

This week in year 3, we continued to celebrate British Science Week by investigating  how our brain works with a particular focus on neurons. We explored how the journey of learning never ends as one neuron develops into another as new learning occurs.

The children labelled diagrams of the brain and created neurons from pipe cleaners 

 

The children learned that our brains control everything we think, feel, say and do. Inside our brains we have around 80

billion cells called neurons. Luckily, neurons are tiny, so we can fit them all in — about 30,000 neurons could fit on a pinhead! A neuron connects to lots of other neurons; every second, millions of

electrical signals journey through your brain, passing from neuron to neuron, a bit like a tiny game of

pass the parcel. When you learn something new neurons make new connections. When you remember something, a signal passes through these connections.

 

This week in year 3, we continued to celebrate British Science Week by investigating  how our brain works with a particular focus on neurons.  We explored how the journey of learning never ends as one neuron develops into another as new learning occurs.

The children labelled diagrams of the brain and created neurons from pipe cleaners 

 

The children learned that our brains control everything we think, feel, say and do. Inside our brains we have around 80

billion cells called neurons. Luckily, neurons are tiny, so we can fit them all in — about 30,000 neurons could fit on a pinhead! A neuron connects to lots of other neurons; every second, millions of

electrical signals journey through your brain, passing from neuron to neuron, a bit like a tiny game of

pass the parcel. When you learn something new neurons make new connections. When you remember something, a signal passes through these connections.

 

Brain Cells

Brain Cells 1
Brain Cells 2
Brain Cells 3
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