Mayim Bialik may be best known for her acting role as Blossom, and later as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, but the talented actress, comedian, and author also has a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA. Now she’s also adding “professor” to her resume. That’s because she’s leading an online Varsity Tutors class in Neuroscience.  As if that wasn’t cool enough, it’s also FREE! 

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The class is all about the human brain and how it works. Kids will love hearing from Mayim Bialik, even if they’re not familiar with her (yet). She’s down to earth and she’s going to make the complicated science relatable through two half-hour classes. The classes air on Thursday May 14 & May 21 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

Week One with Bialik: Our Amazing Brains

In the first class, Bialik will kick off the exploration of the human brain by sharing why she’s fascinated with neuroscience. During this class, Bialik will also talk about the central nervous system, and how the spinal cord and brain work together. 


Week Two with Bialik: All About That Neuron

The second part of this course focuses on neurons, and their role in the human brain. As the course description promises, Bialik is going to teach kids about “how neurons make our brains more powerful than any computer ever invented.” She’ll also explain how neurons send info throughout our bodies.


Pretty cool stuff, huh? This class is geared toward (and marketed) for kids in grades 5 to 10. But it’s open to everyone. Yes, parents too.  You can sign up for the class here

Varsity Tutors is also offering an array of other free classes with celebrities too. Kids can learn about space from astronaut Leland Melvin, balancing mind and body wellness with gymnast with Aly Raisman, and about kinrgy with Julianne Hough. 


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