Being Brainy

Being Brainy is a science programme to enable science and technology engagement in primary and intermediate schools.

Being Brainy was developed by neuroscientists in the CBR, and was funded and managed by Brain Research New Zealand from 2015-2021.

Being Brainy is a free teaching resource, which includes programme overviews, unit plans, and lists of required resources. Teachers are provided with a full set of lesson plans with background information and teaching. 

The programme ensures a high level of student interaction and inquiry, with each session including a number of hands-on activities and experiments.

Being Brainy also offers scientists visits to schools and professional development for teachers. They also run an engaging school holiday and events programme.