Tag Archives: Brain Awareness Week

Agriculture, Brains, Shakespeare, Wildlife, Pi, Butterflies, Sleep, and St. Patrick

According to Special Days in March, 2018 , the week beginning March 11 is overly full of learning potential!  In fact, this week has so many “daily specials” that it’s proving difficult to narrow our learning topics down.   Regardless of what direction we go with this week’s learning, I have some terrific resources available.

Agriculture-cloudAg Week” begins March 11 with another agriculture learning opportunity, “Ag Day” coming next week on the 20th.

Dozens of Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers –  http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/index.htm

Kid Zone, Virtual Tours, and Ag Facts for Students –  http://www.agclassroom.org/student/index.htm

Brain Awareness WeekBrain Awareness Week” begins March 12th

Learning Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/03/16/brain-awareness-week-2/


Shakespeare Week also begins March 12th!  These resources were originally gathered up for his birthday in April but will work for this week too!   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/23/happy-birthday-william-shakespeare/


wildlifeweek_225.jpg__225x1000_q85And, March 12 is the beginning of “National Wildlife Week”

K-12 Resources for “teaching about various aspects of the wilderness around them” –  http://sciencenetlinks.com/collections/national-wildlife-week/

Pi_Day_by_maralahMarch 14 is “Pi Day

Pi Resources for Activities, Music, and Articles –  http://www.teachpi.org/

Printable Pi Lessons and Activities                                                       https://www.yummymath.com/2019/get-ready-for-pi-day/?fbclid=IwAR23wjT0m1r936hkHa2-OSmomW-SmbhjYvMUXprWIEwv6kRaTFtqMiRYizA


The 14th is also “Learn About Butterflies Day”.   Butterfly research project, activities, ideas, and resources!                                                                                 http://www.franw.com/2014/06/butterflies.html


 Friday, March 16 – World Sleep Day

“This sleep education program has been released in conjunction with World Sleep Day and aims to teach students why sleep deserves its place alongside diet and exercise as one of the pillars of good health.” –  http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/childrens/world-sleep-day.html



Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17

Learning Resources and Activities –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/03/15/learning-resources-for-st-patricks-day/

I’d love to hear about how you’re using Special Days  this week!  Leave a comment and share your plans.

betty jo



Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness WeekIt’s  Brain Awareness Week!  This week is dedicated to brain research.  Our homeschooling science lessons will also be dedicated to brain research.  Below are some of the links we’ll be following during the week.

What our Brains Do Information and Diagrams  http://askabiologist.asu.edu/what-your-brain-doing

Brain Anatomy Vocabulary/Glossary   http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/glossary/

Label Diagram Printables  https://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/Classroom.shtml

Best Brain Foods  http://www.parenting.com/blogs/mom-congress/melissa-taylor/brain-foods-kids-and-adults

Brain Training Interactives   https://www.mindgames.com/

Brain Hat Printable to Cut and Assemble  PDF   http://www.ellenjmchenry.com/homeschool-freedownloads/lifesciences-games/documents/BrainHatColor.pdf

Compare and Contrast Mammal Brains  http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/moreb.html

Brain Experiments and Activities  http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/experi.html

Brain Games Videos (not all will be young child appropriate, so previewing the episodes is a good idea)


Video of a Human Brain Dissection  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMqWRlxo1oQ

I’m feeling smarter already!

betty jo