Neuroscience Training and Resources for Science Teachers and Students
A unique program for K–12 science teachers, BrainUprovides neuroscience training, materials, and staff support to bring brain science to students. In BrainU’s professional workshops, participants receive updates on the latest neuroscience research—discussion is complemented with hands-on activities and lab work. Teachers also receive curriculum materials to aid them in using neuroscience topics in support of state science education standards. The tools on the BrainU website include activities so that teachers may test their knowledge, recommended readings and links to expand knowledge, and other materials to support lesson planning. The Lessons tab leads to Neuroscience Concepts and Activities pages to aid teachers in their curriculum planning. The pages are organized by grade range: PreK–3, 4–6, 7–8, 9–12. Under the Cool Stuff tab, teachers will find links to movies and animations, apps for laptops and mobile devices, pictures and optical illusions, and more “cool stuff” on other websites.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.
The Virtual Koshland Science Museum, now part of the National Academy of Sciences’LabX program for students, offers a beautiful interactive feature on the anatomy of the human brain. LabX also presents a collection of online experiences.