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Curriculum Materials

The Institute on Neuroscience, an eight-week summer program for high school students and middle and high school teachers, is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, Emory University’s Neurosciences Initiative and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Materials for grades 9 to 12.

Lesson 1: Build-A-Brain

    There are six documents associated with this lesson plan 

  1. Lesson Plan Overview (.pdf)
  2. Facilitator Guide (.pdf)
  3. Facilitator Worksheet (.pdf)
  4. Student Guide (.pdf)
  5. Overview of the Brain (.ppt)
  6. Peer Evaluation (.pdf)

Lesson 2: Hot Salsa/What Happens When You Eat Spicy Foods?

    There are six documents associated with this lesson plan 

  1. Facilitator Guide (.pdf)
  2. Student Guide (.pdf)
  3. The American Biology Teacher How-To-Do-Its – Hot Salsa: A Laboratory Exercise Exploring the Scientific Method
  4. Scientific Method and Experimental Design (.ppt)
  5. Rubric for Assessment of a Formal Lab Report (.pdf)
  6. Peer Evaluation (.pdf)

Lesson 3: Sleep Deprivation

    There are six documents associated with this lesson plan

  1. Lesson Plan Overview (.ppt)
  2. Facilitator Guide (.pdf)
  3. Data Sheet (.pdf)
  4. Data Table (.pdf)
  5. Rubric for Assessment of a Formal Lab Report (.pdf)
  6. Peer Evaluation (.pdf)