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.
In 1970 the first Earth Day started an environmental revolution. Now Earth Day is igniting an education revolution to save the planet. Through its Climate and Environmental Literacy Campaign, the organization is working to ensure that every learner in every school in the world receives fully integrated, assessed climate and environmental education with a strong civic engagement component.
Students can visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago without leaving their classroom. They can participate in a facilitated Learning Lab livestream or take a live virtual tour of some of the museum’s most popular exhibits.
The Meteor Counter, a freeiPhone app developed by NASA, is designed to harness the power of citizen scientists to keep track of meteoroids. Using the app, people from all walks of life can help NASA scientists discover new meteor showers, pinpoint comet debris streams, and map the distribution of meteoroids around Earth’s orbit."