Lessons: Classroom

Our Neuroscience Concepts and Activities pages can aid you in your curriculum planning. They 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 for Lesson Categories
Addiction 5-12 1-2 classes Classroom Addiction
Altered Reality 5-8 1-2 classes Classroom Motor Learning
Attention and Sensory Processing 9-12 1 class Classroom
Balance: The Ears Have It 5-8 1 class Classroom
Bead Neuron 5-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses
Beautiful Brain: Brain Inspiration 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy, Observation, Writing
Beautiful Brain: Do You See What I See? 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy
Beautiful Brain: Step Inside the Brain 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Anatomy, Observation
Beautiful Brain: Strangest Dream 5-9 1 class Classroom Art, Writing, Observation, Anatomy
Bird Song: Variety in Communication K 1-2 classes Classroom
Brain Zoo 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Anatomy
C. elegans and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life 9-12 8-9 classes Classroom
Card Sort Challenge 9-12 1 class Classroom
Connect the Neurons! 5-8 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses
Dendritic Spines Lab 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Homeostasis, Addiction
Ethics of Dissection 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Dissection, Ethics
Homeostasis 5-12 1 class Classroom Homeostasis
Inquiry Cubes 5-12 1 class Classroom
Makes Me Sweat 9-12 1 class Classroom
Manduca sexta Wax Model 5-8 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building, Anatomy
Memory Items 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory
Mindflex Activity 9-12 2-3 classes Classroom
Mirror Image 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory
Mirroring Emotions 9-12 1 class Classroom
Motor Learning and Memory 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory, Motor Learning
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
Phantom Limb 5-12 1 class Classroom
Recency and Primacy Effects 4-12 1 class Classroom Memory
Virtual Neurons 5-12 1-2 classes Classroom Models and Model Building, Synapses, Homeostasis
Ways of Knowing 9-12 1 class Classroom Models and Model Building
WebQuest: Structure of the Nervous System 9-12 1-2 classes Classroom Anatomy, Synapses
Welcome To Your Senses K-3 1 class Classroom Memory, Senses
What's the Deal? Addiction Card Game 9-12 1 class Classroom Addiction
Whose Choice Is It Anyway? 5-8 1 class Classroom Memory, Ethics
Your Incredible Memory 5-12 1 class Classroom Hippocampus, Memory