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Our Neuroscience Concepts and Activities pages can aid you in your curriculum planning. Lessons are organized by grade level:

The scaffolding of these concepts does not follow any particular published set of standards. They come from Dr. Janet Dubinsky's experience in the BrainU, Brain Awareness Week, and Brain Bee programs. Some text was taken from the Neuroscience Core Concepts, Society for Neuroscience www.brainfacts.org/About-Neuroscience/Core-Concepts.

Click on Suited For to group lessons together by type; click on Title to sort lessons by name. The little arrow to the right of the column name indicates how the data is sorted.

Use these links to see only lessons for: the Classroom, the Laboratory, or Experiential Stations.

Title Grade Lesson Length Suited forsort descending Lesson Categories
Heads or Tails 4-12 1 class Experiential Station Senses, Experiment
Memory Box K-12 1 class Experiential Station Memory, Plasticity, Experiment
Tell Me About It 9-12 1 class Experiential Station Experiment
This Is Cool 9-12 1 class Experiential Station Senses, Experiment
Try Angle 9-12 1 class Experiential Station Motor Learning, Plasticity, Experiment
Blind Spot K-12 1 class Experiential Station Experiment, Senses
Cool Tool K-12 1 class Experiential Station Senses, Experiment
Do The Stroop 5-12 1 class Experiential Station Experiment, Synapses
Get the Point(s) 5-12 1 class Experiential Station Senses, Experiment
Virtual Neurons 5-12 1-2 classes Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses, Homeostasis, Observation, Plasticity, Experiment, Cognitive Processing
Brain Zoo 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Anatomy
C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life 9-12 8-9 classes Classroom Experiment
Recency and Primacy Effects 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Plasticity, Experiment, Cognitive Processing
Dendritic Spines Lab 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Homeostasis, Addiction, Experiment, Plasticity, Synapses
Bead Neuron 5-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses
Inquiry Cubes 5-12 1 class Classroom Cognitive Processing
Makes Me Sweat 9-12 1 class Classroom Cognitive Processing, Experiment, Homeostasis
Altered Reality 5-8 1-2 classes Classroom Motor Learning, Plasticity, Experiment, Cognitive Processing
Memory Items 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Experiment
Attention and Sensory Processing 9-12 1 class Classroom Senses, Cognitive Processing
Homeostasis 5-12 1 class Classroom Homeostasis, Experiment
Mindflex Activity 9-12 2-3 classes Classroom Cognitive Processing, Experiment, Technology
Balance: The Ears Have It 5-8 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Observation, Senses, Experiment, Cognitive Processing
Addiction 5-12 1-2 classes Classroom Addiction
Mirror Image 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Motor Learning, Plasticity, Experiment
Bird Song: Variety in Communication K 1-2 classes Classroom Cognitive Processing, Motor Learning
Mirroring Emotions 9-12 1 class Classroom Experiment
Card Sort Challenge 9-12 1 class Classroom Cognitive Processing, Experiment
Beautiful Brain: Strangest Dream 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Writing, Observation, Anatomy
Motor Learning and Memory 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Motor Learning, Plasticity
Beautiful Brain: Step Inside the Brain 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy, Observation
Phantom Limb 5-12 1 class Classroom Cognitive Processing, Experiment, Senses
Beautiful Brain: Do You See What I See? 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy
Ways of Knowing 9-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Agency, Cognitive Processing
Beautiful Brain: Brain Inspiration 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy, Observation, Writing
WebQuest: Structure of the Nervous System 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Anatomy, Synapses, Cognitive Processing
Modelo de Neurona de Cuentas o Mostacillas 5-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses, Modelos y Hacer de Modelo, Sinapsis
Welcome To Your Senses K-3 1 class Classroom Memory, Senses, Experiment
Efectos de Recencia y Primacía 4-12 1 class Classroom Experiment, Cognitive Processing, Memory, Memoria, Plasticity, Synapses, Sinapsis
What's the Deal? Addiction Card Game 9-12 1 class Classroom Addiction, Agency, Cognitive Processing, Experiment
Whose Choice Is It Anyway? 5-8 1 class Classroom Memory, Ethics, Agency, Cognitive Processing, Experiment
Activities for Review K-12 1 class Classroom
Your Incredible Memory 5-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Plasticity, Cognitive Processing
Ethics of Dissection 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Dissection, Ethics, Cognitive Processing
Critical Response Protocol K-12 1 class Classroom Observation, Art, Cognitive Processing
Connect the Neurons! 5-8 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses, Plasticity
Choosing How to Learn 4-12 1 class Classroom Plasticity, Agency, Experiment, Cognitive Processing
Manduca sexta Wax Model 5-8 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Anatomy
Classroom of the Future? An Ethical Discussion 4-12 1 class Classroom Cognitive Processing, Ethics, Writing, Technology
Neuropathfinding: Kinesthetic Model 5-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Memory
Neurotransmission Model 9-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses
Sheep Brain Dissection 5-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Dissection, Anatomy, Observation, Experiment
Invertebrate & Vertebrate Dissection Unit 5-12 2-5 classes Laboratory Dissection, Ethics
Open Inquiry using C. elegans 9-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Homeostasis, Observation, Cognitive Processing, Experiment
C. elegans and Alcohol 5-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Addiction, Experiment
Caeno-WHAT?? 5-8 1-2 classes Laboratory Experiment
Chemotaxis using C.elegans 5-8 1-2 classes Laboratory Experiment, Senses
Close-up of the Nervous System 5-12 1 class Laboratory Anatomy, Observation, Experiment
Manduca sexta: Caterpillar Dissection 5-12 1 class Laboratory Dissection, Anatomy, Experiment
Go Fish! 9-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Experiment, Plasticity
Disección de un Cerebro de Oveja 5-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Dissection, Anatomy, Diseccion, Anatomia, Experiment
Fishy Behavior 9-12 1-2 classes Laboratory Experiment, Plasticity