University of Saskatchewan students will be showing up at elementary school classrooms this week with a model MRI, a hands-on neuroscience lab and a mock Jell-O brain.
It's to teach children about head and brain injury prevention and to promote brain research during Brain Awareness Week. Then Sunday is Brain Blast at City Hospital from noon to 3, featuring a series of activities for the whole family including brain Jeopardy. The afternoon also includes a Brain Bee, which is like a spelling bee but is to test your knowledge on a wide variety of brain-related topics. In a new collaboration with the Saskatchewan Chapter of Cafe Scientifique, U of S researcher Robert LaPrairie will deliver a presentation on what cannabinoids are and why they are important to science.