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.
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
The PBS/NOVAweb seriesThe Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers provides humanizing snapshots of scientists who are shaping our world. Students will learn about cutting-edge science and engineering, the amazing people who do that work, and the activities they engage in when their lab coats come off.
The US Departmentof Education has launched CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge to inspire high school students to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. Students from across the country are invited to design and build prototypes of CubeSats (cube satellites), or satellites that aid in space research, bringing space missions out of the clouds and into the classroom.