Want some inspiration for a classroom discussion around the science of happiness? With its potential to explore neuroscience, chemical messengers, bio-synthesis, diet and lifestyle, this could be a great cross-curricular topic to engage your students.
Brain synapses- are they happy?
Here’s a few ways you could get some ideas. First off, check out this fab Punk Science film, where Dan and Jon go head to head with serotonin.
Next, head over to the Science Museum for our Lates this Wednesday 23rd February, and spend a fun evening exploring things that will make you glad, including a live Punk Science show, speed dating, and our fantastic cockroach tour- guaranteed to improve your sense of well-being.
Finally, get some more background on the chemistry of a happy brain, and ask your students if happiness can be viral
Enjoy, and happy (pun intended) talking!
On 13th October the Science Museum is opening its doors after hours exclusively for teachers.
You’ll be able to take in a science show, get creative in a workshop or test your science knowledge in the Lates pub quiz. Get hands on in the Launchpad gallery, relax and chat with the Learning team and discover the opportunities on offer for students and teachers across all Key Stages.
As part of the evening you will be able to find out more about the Talk Science Project, we run training courses across the UK for secondary science teacher about running a great classroom discussion. On the night you can take part in our Mystery Boxes activity and be among the first people to try out out new website http://www.talkscience.org.uk.
There’ll be a free drink for the first 500 teachers and a cash bar throughout the evening.
Tickets are free but booking is essential.
Click here for more information on how to book.
See you there!