Del Mar Heights School held another successful SciFri event. SciFri is one of the most loved programs at the school, typically drawing 80-100 students, plus parents. SciFri was designed by the PTA many years ago to help spark students’ passion for science and to give them access to local science experts. The most recent event, Connect the Neurons, was presented by Dr. Marina Gumanovskaya. Students learned about the nuts and bolts of how the brain works, experienced how the brain actually feels (using a fun concoction of juice and gelatin), built their own pipe-cleaner neurons, learned how emotions are connected to the brain and tricks for memory improvement that will help in the classroom. If you’re interested in learning more about the SciFri program, go to https://www.delmarheightspta.com/scifri.html.
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine found a possible correlation between eating a high-calorie fast-food breakfast, and “leaky gut syndrome,” which could be a factor in developing Type 2 diabetes.