Just How Delicate is the Brain? Find Out! Not for the Squeamish!
Have your children ever been assigned the experiment of taking raw eggs and dropping them from a great height without breaking? We have. The goal is for the child to devise a protective strategy to prevent the egg from breaking using materials such as bubble wrap, rubber bands, paper, etc. The experiment teaches physics for sure, but our experiment went on to liken the egg to the human brain and push home how important it is to protect the fragile the brain.
The video below takes the lesson a huge step further…showing how delicate the brain is even under just its own weight. Warning, the video is pretty graphic so if you are squeamish don’t say we didn’t warn you!
If you’ve got a child who is reluctant to wear that bike helmet though, this is just the video they need to see!