Neuroscience Education for Students and Adults
PCSfN members are committed to sharing their love of all things neuroscience with the greater Philadelphia community. Below are some resources for conducting neuroscience outreach, along with some information about recent outreach events. If you are interested in participating in PCSfN neuroscience outreach, or are an educator who would be interested in hosting an outreach event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Protocols for Outreach Activities:
- All Ages
- Elementary School Level
- Middle School Level to Adult
- Mirror Tracing: Participants learn about procedural memory by trying to trace an image that can only be seen in a mirror. You can also download a companion poster on procedural memory here.
- Cognitive Testing: Several tests are demonstrated along with a discussion of the various cognitive functions that they are used to access.
Links to Additional Resources:
- Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Website: A terrific resource for all things related to Brain Awareness Week.
- WashU Young Scientist Program: Resources for teaching a variety of science topics, including neuroscience, to high school students.
- HHMI BioInteractive: Resource for videos and other resources for teaching science at the high school and undergraduate level.
Recent Outreach Events
Watch PCSfN’s Livestream events from Neuroscience Week 2020 with Skype a Scientist:
Due to Covid-19, most of the outreach events for Brain Awareness Week 2020 were canceled. We are currently working on ways to do outreach safely for Brain Awareness Week 2021. Below are some photos from previous outreach events.