Summer Outreach

This summer (2016) we’ll be working with 150 students at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, just down the road from WSUV…

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We have funding for five undergraduate participants from PSU, WSU Vancouver and PNCA through GEAR UP, and funding for two OHSU participants through the Portland Alcohol Research Center!

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We also plan to bring brains and art to multiple venues, including P:ear

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To join us this summer, please email Jeff Leake (aspragus@yahoo.com) and Bill Griesar (bgriesar@pacifier.com)…

Last summer (2015) NW Noggin was at two middle schools (Sabin K-8 and Jason Lee K-8, both in PPS), one elementary and middle school program (at the Boys & Girls Club in Vancouver), and one WSU Vancouver-based high school outreach effort, through the MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program in Vancouver and Evergreen Public Schools…

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We developed four new arts-integrated, STEAM outreach programs, while meeting Monday through Thursday each week from June 22 through July 9th at PSU, and at WSU Vancouver…

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From July 13 through 30th, our graduates and undergraduates from WSU, PSU, OHSU and PNCA delivered their own innovative, collaboratively designed educational outreach programs, Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 – 11:00am…

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Below are some useful links for outreach participants (and for anyone else interested in doing the same thing..!)…

Summer-Handbook-2013

Neuroscience for Kids (Eric Chudler, Ph.D.)

Useful Neuroscience Education Links

How to read Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards Explained

National Core Arts Standards

National Visual Arts Standards

NW Noggin Arts Evaluation Presentation Rebecca Carlisle

Tips on Teaching from Santha Cassell (PPS Madison High School)

Draft course outline (high schools, 2014)

Mind, Brain and Education

SAMPLE NEUROSCIENCE READINGS FOR CLASSROOMS
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Rat Park Graphic Novel

If your kids are awake, they are probably online

Through the looking glass (attention and neglect)

Reason requires feeling

A personal case history of transient anomia

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NEUROSCIENCE OUTREACH MATERIALS/SUPPLIES

Human brains (Site Coordinators will need to coordinate use amongst sites)

Mindflex Duel Games (4x)

Miracle berry fruits

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Miracle berry experiment

Miraculin paper

Sheep brains (75)

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Dissection tools and trays

Galvanic skin response sensor

Gummy brains candy

Gloves, gloves, gloves

Drunk goggles



Human to Human interface

PSU Noggin volunteer (and Arduino expert!) Kirk Wydner explains how to set this up…

Kirk and Sam Carpenter (OHSU) also put together this very helpful instruction guide…

INSTRUCTIONS_How to use the Human to Human Interface

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Do you have a student with synesthesia?

Potential synesthesia view of Ts and Ls

Ishihara plates to test for colorblindness

Mirrors

Mirror drawing

Mirror drawing experiment

Rubber arm

ART SUPPLIES/MATERIALS

Drawing paper

Drawing pencils

Colored pencils

Crayons

Canvas boards (11″x14″)

Acrylic paint

Paint brushes

Markers

Air dry clay

Pipe cleaners (lots)

Plaster

ARTS INTEGRATION RESOURCES

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What the brain can tell us about art

Neuroscience outreach art project lesson plan

Inverted drawing lesson plan

Mirror drawing lesson plan

Negative space drawing lesson plan

Press mold brain lesson plan

Thaumatrope lesson plan

Awesome moving dragon illusion

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FOR ALL OUTREACH PARTICIPANTS:  A note about community and respect…
We have an extraordinarily diverse K-12 student population, and a diverse community of teachers as well.  You are expected to be fully respectful and welcoming of difference, including differences involving national or ethnic origin, family status, race, sex, gender expression and identity, and sexual orientation.  Please help everyone feel valued as full, respected participants in our teaching and learning communities  –  this is key to a successful summer…

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