As part of our 'Brainwave' topic, we have been learning all about our brains and how they work! We conducted an experiment to help us understand the connections in our brain. During the activity, we discovered that we had lots of connections between each other. Lots of us have a brother or sister, many people had a pet and almost everyone liked chocolate! Each time we found a connection, we marked it with a piece of string. Before long, our web of strings/connections was so strong it was able to hold up a book! We realised that this is a bit like our brains. Our brains are full of connections made by our learning. The more we use these connections, the stronger they get. However, when someone let go and stopped taking care of their connection, the whole web collapsed and the book fell. We realised that, in order to keep our brains strong and healthy, we have to work at these connections and make them stronger by practising!
We also did some research and found out that, to stay healthy and work its best, our brains need:
We are going to use this knowledge to help us in our learning. We want our brains to be as strong as they can possibly be!