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The Brain Explorer—Puzzles, Riddles, Illusions, and other Mental Adventures

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  • Cost Category: $1-$40
  • Price Details: This guide sells for less than $20.00
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  • Format: Activity Book
  • Grades: grades 4 to 5, grade 6
  • Suitable for Multiple Uses?: can be reused
  • Subject(s): multiple science topics
  • Part of Series?: no
  • URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/brain_explorer/

Using just pencil and paper, these “mental adventures” present easily implementable puzzles and exercises designed to expand memory, perception, and cognitive ability while providing instructors with resources to show kids how brains work.

Using just pencil and paper, these 'mental adventures' present puzzles and exercises designed to expand memory, perception, and cognitive ability while teaching students how brains work. The book offers concise and kid-friendly scientific explanations for each activity, requires very little preparation time, and can be repeated multiple times as practice. This book is designed for individual students rather than classes or group leaders, and reviewers disagree about its effectiveness in the afterschool context.



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