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Experiencing Psychology

ORGANIZED BY:
Minnesota State University Mankato Psychology Department, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Event Date + Time:
March 20, 2020 10:00 am - March 20, 2020 12:00 pm

Event Location:
224 Lamm St, Mankato, United States

Venue Name:
Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota Directions

About This Event


Event Description:

Faculty and students in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Psychology will provide a variety of demonstrations at the“Experiencing Psychology” day at the museum.

The event is geared toward children ranging in age from 2-12, but is most appropriate for children of all ages, preschool through high school. The event requires paid admission to the Children’s Museum.

Demonstrations will include showing what a human brain looks like, how people can improve memory skills and how psychological and brain science influence us every day.

Activities on display:
Match emotion games that ask children to explore similarities and differences in human and animal emotions.
“Create a brain cell” in which children will build neurons using fun, colorful supplies.
“Build your own brain” in which children will use Play-Doh to construct a brain.
Wearing perception shift goggles that will change children’s spatial awareness.
A variety of different brains, both 3D printed and real!

Type(s) of Event:

Brain Fair, Exhibit, Open House

Audiences:

Elementary school students (1-5), General Public, High school students (9-12), Middle school students (6-8)

Required Registration?

No

Organizer’s Details


Organizing Institution:

Minnesota State University Mankato Psychology Department, Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota

Contact Information:

Name: Adam Steiner

Phone: 507-3895815

Email: adam.steiner@mnsu.edu

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