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BrainU 2017 - Inquiry-based Learning and Tools

"I have to tell you that 15 years later there is not one thing I can think of that I didn’t like about BrainU." - BrainU participant Quench your curiosity and passion for learning next summer at BrainU July 10-20! You'll have a great time learning about the brain and come away with a comprehensive set of lesson plans and activities to use in your classrooms. Registration information is available on this website and our Facebook page.

Download the BrainU 2017 flyer and mark your calendar for July 10-20, 2017. We hope to see you there!

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BrainU VideoScience teachers from Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin have utilized BrainU training and resources since the program's inception in 2000. With content ranging from 2-week-long teacher training sessions to 1-hour student assemblies, hands-on activities, and student/teacher guides, handouts, and other materials, this website gives you fingertip access to many options for your classroom. 

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The Beautiful Brain: Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal
January 28 - May 21 2017 at the Weisman Art Museum
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered the father of modern neuroscience, was also an exceptional artist. He drew the brain in a way that provided a clarity exceeding that achieved by photographs. This traveling exhibition of Cajal’s original drawings was organized by the Weisman Art Museum in collaboration with Drs. Eric Newman, Alfonso Araque, and Janet Dubinsky, neuroscientists at the University of Minnesota and leaders in the field of neuroscience. More information

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Lecciones en español

Acabamos de publicar las primeras dos lecciones en español: Modelo de Neurona de Cuentas o Mostacillas (Bead Neuron lesson) y Efectos de Recencia y Primacía (Recency and Primacy Effects lesson). Puedes encontrarlas en la sección Bienvenidos del Menú a la derecha.

We just posted our first two lessons in Spanish: Modelo de Neurona de Cuentas o Mostacillas, our very popular Bead Neuron lesson and Efectos de Recencia y Primacía, another crowd-pleaser: Recency and Primacy Effects. Check them out under Bienvenidos in the menu at right.