MMS 2015

Program Book (with Agenda)

Program Book 2015

Faculty Presentations

Dr. Robert Leeman: Problem Substance Abuse

Dr. David Ostrov: Boosting Immunity in Cancer Patients

Curriculum Resources

Science Take-Out Lessons (featured at MMS Breakout Sessions)

Brain Reward Pathway          Brains Under the Influence         Mercury Poisoning

Testing for Genetic Disorders That Cause Brain Damage

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

The New Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain

 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Curriculum Supplement Series

High School: The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction

    Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Biological Rhythms

Middle School:  The Brain: Our Sense of Self          How Your Brain Understands What Your Ear Hears

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)

Brain Basics          Neuroscience & Psychiatry

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.
  • – 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