NEUROSCIENCE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:
[Developed for UCSD Neuroscience Outreach with co-authors Ashley Juavinett, Erik Kaestner, and Sarah Leinwand. Published April 2014.]
Reaching over 2,000 kids per year, the UCSD Neuroscience Outreach Program brings interactive neuroscience activities (and real brains!) to local community events and classrooms. As part of our Teacher Training Program, we proudly present a new series of dynamic, easily accessible lesson plans that promote a laboratory-style approach to learning. With our new curriculum, your students can explore the evolution of the brain, solve mysteries of brain anatomy, and learn the language of neurons!
To access and download the full curriculum, click here!
SHEEP NEUROANATOMY LESSON:
Using a reusable set of modified sheep brains, engage students in a hands-on activity that has them identifying damaged brain regions, hypothesizing about subsequent functional deficits, and discussing the relationship between brain structure and function. With this cost-effective lesson plan, students will develop not only a working knowledge of basic neuroanatomy, but also an appreciation for the complexity of the nervous system!
Sheep Brain Atlas:
All teachers are welcome to use our materials! To access and download the full curriculum, please go here. Feedback would be much appreciated!