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  • Mongolian teen perfects MIT course and heads to college at 17
    have some help from his high school principal Enkhmunkh Zurgaanjin Zurgaanjin was the first Mongolian to graduate from MIT and now tries to bring technological innovation to his school My vision Zurgaanjin told The New York Times is to have more skilled engineers to develop Mongolia To do that everything has to start from the beginning Zurgaanjin asked his students to watch the MIT MOOC at home as it was not approved for in class use by the ministry of education in Mongolia Zurgaanjin also contacted a colleague from MIT Tony Kim who was working on his Ph D at Stanford University at the time Kim flew out to Mongolia bringing suitcases of tech equipment with him and taught the students about circuits and electronics Between the guest lecture the MOOC and his amazing intellect Battushig was able to ace the class a feat that only 340 of about 150 000 registered students pulled off The love of learning Battushig is a truly focused student He doesn t read literary novels which he deems a distraction and instead focuses his energy on creating He once built a siren system in his family s apartment building that warned kids when cars were approaching According to The New York Times Battushig takes classes in electronics chemistry and biology at MIT and lives in a dorm room According to Slate the boy genius has also devoted some time to helping MIT develop their MOOCs For example while taking the Circuits and Electronics class during high school Myanganbayar created tutorials for other students to use He d find relevant videos online to teach himself then paid it forward with his own content MIT has adopted that idea by developing their own tutorials as a supplement for challenging MOOCs RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted

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  • Can you guess someone's IQ by looking at them?
    the evaluations so researchers could compare perceived intelligence to actual intelligence The results showed that people could accurately guess the IQ of boys from the photographs but not the IQ of girls Researchers also had participants perceive attractiveness More people analyzed women s pictures based on beauty rather than intelligence which may be why they have a hard time figuring out where a girl s IQ stands However attractiveness and intelligence were not related according to the study IQ versus looks Researchers had a hard time pinning down what clued people in to the IQ results for men They did notice that men with a more round chin eyes set close together a short nose and down turned corners of the mouth were seen as less intelligent Some of these features develop as kids age as young children tend to have rounder faces Researchers did not want to link facial shape to intelligence RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free IQ Test What s your IQ Find

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  • College group inspires youth to enter science fields
    seventh grade about brain science and possible career options in the field The Club s main purpose in visiting elementary and junior high schools is to talk to children about their potential abilities as scientists and researchers who might otherwise be left unaware of what they can achieve Program activities included constructing simple models of the human brain from play putty and examining the actual brain of sheep The young students participating in the program also had the opportunity to compare and contrast the different neurological systems in rats fish and common farm animals According to Kathryn Baker a junior biology student at WVU and founder of the Neuroscience Club immersing young people in science can open up doors they never knew existed We want to get kids excited about the brain Baker told The Daily Athenaeum Everyone in the Neuroscience Club thinks it s fascinating and I think if kids are introduced to it at an early age they ll carry that with them the rest of their lives and always be thinking about how the brain controls their thoughts and activities Creating successful youth outreach programs that advocate careers in science will be paramount to the survival of exploration and research in these fields Groups like WVU s Neuroscience Club produce great role models who young children can look up to and inspire kids to achieve academic success RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free IQ Test What s your IQ Find out with our fun PhD Certified interactive test Where will Your IQ Score Emerge on the Chart Below 80 90 below average 90

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  • Gifted teenager creates homemade medical isotopes
    all his attention into the sciences from biology and genetics to chemistry and rocket science Wilson would be so engrossed in his projects that he would forget to eat When he was 11 he designed his first particle accelerator with hopes of harnessing homemade radioisotopes The idea was formed by his desire to help his maternal grandmother beat cancer Wilson tried to find different ways to develop medical isotopes that could be produced near patient care centers and be administered safely in hospitals everywhere In order to reach his goal Wilson immersed himself in more than 20 scientific fields including physics radiation metrology and electrical engineering It took him three years to finish that project finally putting the last pieces of his reactor together when he was 14 His device used a plasma core that reached 500 million degrees Fahrenheit and slammed atoms together at nearly the speed of light Now 19 Wilson has won more than a dozen awards for his explorations in fusion based applications for medical isotopes In 2012 he accepted the Thiel Fellowship which offers exceptional young people a grant of 100 000 to skip college and focus on their research and personal education Wilson hopes to build a business that will eventually put his inventions in the hands of consumers around the world RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free IQ Test What s your IQ Find out with our fun PhD Certified interactive test Where will Your IQ Score Emerge on the Chart Below 80 90 below average 90 110 average intelligence 111 121 above average 122 130 highly intelligent 131

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  • Exceptional young minds: Caine Monroy
    are certainly valuable so the young entrepreneur had to devise an authentication system He purchased a bunch of dollar store calculators which he then taped to each game The back of each Fun Pass has two numbers a pin and a result A person will type the pin into the calculator before playing hit the square root key and check to see whether the result number matches the pass Caine even made a T shirt which he wears during the days the arcade is open Saturday and Sunday He custom made goodie bags out of paper lunch sacks so players could take their prizes home Waiting for players Though Caine s Arcade sat empty for a while it didn t stay that way for long Mullick is a filmmaker and asked Caine s dad if he could make a film about the arcade He also organized a flash mob to come to the arcade and play Caine s games The movie named for the arcade went viral and inspired kids worldwide to build their own cardboard creations Inspiring a movement Kids began sending Caine videos and photos of their own arcades The global response sparked the Imagination Foundation a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids foster their creativity The foundation offers programs to communities and schools and it created the Cardboard Challenge which asks kids to create teams and design their own inventions Caine now Caine spoke at a TEDxTeens conference in 2013 sharing his experience with the arcade He still builds new inventions out of whatever materials he has even breaking apart old computers Caine also keeps up with his schoolwork and hopes to one day go to college to become an engineer RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with

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  • The connection between exercise and intelligence
    and IGF 1 hormones which also increased memory function in the hippocampus Because the study proved successful in adults researchers would like to eventually perform the same test on children and seniors How to keep your kids fit Although Boston University has yet to study the mental affects of exercise in children you may want to ensure your kids are fit just in case it will improve intelligence In fact children are supposed to get an hour of exercise every day regardless of what it does for their brain power However you may not know how to encourage your kids to get fit Here are a few suggestions Enroll them in a class Whether your kids like dancing swimming fencing or anything in between your park district is sure to offer fitness classes for kids These are great environments where children can get the physical activity they need while under supervision and guidance Also look for regional schools that offer various programs Take them outside You can keep yourself and your kids active by taking them to the playground or going on a bike ride These simple activities are free if you own bicycles fun and family friendly Just be sure you stay outside for at least an hour to get the recommended amount of exercise Join a team Team sports not only keep your kids fit they also help them learn about working with others Schools and park districts are great places to start looking for a sports team your kids will love If you re kids aren t interested in the first activity you try don t fret Just try another sport club or outdoor experience RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS

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  • Taking music lessons may boost your child's IQ
    one of two lessons over the course of six months The first class had parents and babies using percussion instruments and helped them learn songs and lullabies The other class invited participants to play with toys while selections from the popular Baby Einstein series played Researchers found a difference in the results from the two classes Babies who actively played instruments and learned songs displayed greater brain function than their counterparts in the other group Additionally those children preferred music that stayed in tune The other and more passive class did not share these results Lessons for older kids Taking music lessons also caused a profound increase in brain activity and IQ in older kids A study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto observed 6 year olds in music class The students took either keyboard drama or voice lessons throughout the study University of Toronto researchers do note that kids IQ increases as a result of general learning In fact all the observed children saw a change of about four IQ points However researchers looked for instances when children s IQ increased significantly more than the intelligence of other kids They found that children who took music classes voice and keyboard had the greatest IQ increase about seven points The children who attended drama lessons did experience some benefits their social skills improved However the kids in music class also experienced an improvement of social skills on top of their IQ increase Researchers believe that the IQ improvement observed as a result of music lessons has less to do with music itself and more to do with motivation Children who take music class generally enjoy it and will work hard to learn RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function

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  • 13-year-old has the same IQ as Einstein
    she was in the top 3 percent However she s glad her daughter scored higher After Eve received the high score on her IQ test Mensa asked her to take one of their official exams Making the cut Because Eve s score was in the top 1 percent she was invited to join Mensa an exclusive international society for the incredibly intelligent One must score in the top 2 percent intelligence range to be invited to become a Mensan Mensa scrutinizes percentiles rather than scores because different tests use their own scales The group was founded in 1946 in England as a community for the world s most capable minds Mensa is the Latin word for table and the group chose its name to evoke the idea of a round table People of all races creeds and ages are welcome in Mensa In fact members have been as young as 2 and as old as 100 Mensa has about 110 000 members in over 100 countries worldwide and many countries have their own chapters Members meet up and find a community of intelligent individuals through Mensa events Those interested in joining Mensa must either take an official IQ test from the group or submit a score from a qualified exam The group outlines specific rules on its website Future plans You may wonder what a super intelligent young girl would want to do with her life but Eve isn t sure I ve not really decided what I want to do in the future but I know I would like to go to university Eve told the source Though Eve doesn t know what her future holds many are sure she ll use her intelligence to achieve whatever goals she puts her mind to RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted

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