Brain Anatomy Webinar (Secondary)

BNA Event - 1st May 2020

Brain Anatomy Webinar: Friday 1st May 2020 at 14:00

Please register by clicking here. 

This webinar will be on brain anatomy, and will be aimed at secondary school students (ages 12-16). We will be learning about how scientists study the brain, the hemispheres of the brain and the different lobes as well as other regions of the brain and their functions. 

We are planning for this webinar to run for about 50 mins.

Important! During the webinar, we will be using Kahoot to allow you to give us your answers and ideas! 

You will need a device that several students can share to watch the presentation on, and a method of interacting with our webinar (with kahoot or without Kahoot), you can use one of the following methods:

  • A smartphone/tablet/other device per child (with kahoot up) and a computer (to watch the presentation altogether) recommended
  • A computer with two tabs open (one with presentation open, and another with kahoot open)
  • A computer and a notepad and pen to write down answers (If you aren't able to use Kahoot)

If you have a smartphone/tablet/another tab to hand for each child/young person they will be able to answer questions individually, otherwise, they can work as a team.

Activity: Mirror drawing activity (demonstrating how we train our cerebellum)

We will explain why we are doing this and what this has to do withour brain during the session! Please prepare by doing the following: 

Materials you will need for this session:

  • A mirror that can stand up by itself (can be propped up against a wall)
  • A cardboard box (or folder if a box is not available)
  • 3 x A4 pieces of paper with a large star printed/drawn on them, same shape on all
  • coloured markers/ pens 

Before the session, please cut the cardboard box so it looks like the images below: 

The box will then be turned upside down, with the mirror being set up where the completely missing wall is, and the other side with the smaller hole facing the young person taking part. The A4 piece of paper will be placed inside box. When the young person places their hand inside the box, they should not be able to see it by looking down, only by looking in the mirror in front. Your set up should look something like this: 

Any box that covers the child/ young person's hand while they are drawing will work.

Please have materials to hand when we begin the session so we can all do the mirror drawing activity together

If you have any questions or issues, please email Lydia at or Elena at

Please register by clicking here. 

Looking forward to telling you all about the brain!

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