To commemorate Neuroscience Awareness Week, the Upper School's newly formed Neuroscience Club hosted a series of Lower School activities after Spring Break. Club members read Dr. JoAnn Deak's "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" to second and third graders, introduced them to some key anatomical features in the brain, and discussed the wonders of "neurosculpting," and having a growth mindset. LS students were also invited to jot down their "brainiest" neuroscience questions on cards; club members will answer these questions during their next club meeting and send them back to their LS buddies. Future goals for the Neuroscience Club include more fun outreach efforts and preparations for the International Brain Bee and Brain Awareness Video Contest.
Ever wonder what goes on during K-5 robotics classes? There is certainly a healthy mix of cheering, tinkering, and strategizing! While Potomac has a K-12 robotics program, in the Lower and Middle Schools, robotics is a part of the tech and innovation curriculum – which spans technology, engineering, computer science, and Potomac’s life skills – it also includes our ETC program. Check out students' thoughts on problem-solving, collaboration, and perseverance.