Mini Medical School 2015 Resources
Program Book (with Agenda)
Dr. Robert Leeman: Problem Substance Abuse
Dr. David Ostrov: Boosting Immunity in Cancer Patients
Science Take-Out Lessons (featured at MMS Breakout Sessions)
Extension Activities (featured at select MMS Breakout Sessions)
The Road to Toxicity – board game looking at mercury production
Alcohol Clock Game – alcohol units consumed over time – the game is featured on page 85 of the PDF
University of Utah’s Teach Genetics Curriculum
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Curriculum Supplement Series
National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
The Brain’s Inner Workings (Structure & Function; Cognition)
Compilations of Online Resources
- PBS Learning Media – A variety of ready-to-use media resources, searchable by keywords (e.g. brain or neuroscience) for varying grade levels or national science standards.
- Brainfacts.org – Easy-to-use teaching resources, activities to engage young people’s interest, and educational tools sorted by grade, topic, and resource type. Resources in this section are aimed at pre-university students. Multimedia resources include videos, images, and interactive web tools to augment lesson plans.
- BioEd Online – The links on this page contain complete teacher guides, individual lessons on the brain, digital slides, video presentations and related content to enhance your instruction.
- Edutopia – Browse a list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.
- NIH/NINDS Brain Resources – On this site, you’ll find great educational resources related to brain health and function for parents, students, and teachers. These and additional educational materials can be ordered online in bulk for use in classrooms.
- National Geographic Brain Games – Visual perception, creativity, lying, and persuasion are just a few of the mental skills explored in the new television series Brain Games from the National Geographic Channel. Use these clips and video resources to discover the hidden limitations of the human brain, and explore how these limitations affect our decision making and behavior.
Links to Relevant Ted (Ed) Talks
Links to Recent News Articles
- Scientists have breached the blood-brain barrier for the first time to treat a brain tumor
- The brain’s GPS may also help us map our memories
- A Massive Global Effort Maps How the Brain is Wired
- This neural implant lets ALS patients type words with their thoughts
- Antidepressants and blood thinners prompt brain cancer cells to eat themselves
- US Defence scientists have invented a brain implant that boosts memory