[FUN_Mail] Supporting High School Neuroscience Research

Richard Olivo rolivo at smith.edu
Tue Jul 25 10:43:12 EDT 2017

An open-access online lab manual with instructions and videos for
neuroscience experiments using crayfish and earthworms is available at
tinyurl.com/bio301. All but one of the experiments can be done with
extracellular recording amplifiers from Backyard Brains, a relatively
affordable source. You are welcome to download and adapt the online
experiments for your own students.

With best wishes,
Richard Olivo

Richard F Olivo, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, Smith College
Founding Editor, Educational Resources (ERIN), Society for Neuroscience
       44 College Lane, Smith College, Northampton MA 01063
       413 585-3822 • http://tinyurl.com/bio300http://erin.sfn.org

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Herzog, Erik <herzog at wustl.edu> wrote:

> Dear FUN,
> This note from an outstanding high school teacher in the Chicago area asks
> for suggested experiments on invertebrates that can be used for
> hypothesis-driven neuroscience with high school students.  Do you have
> suggested experiments (e.g. On flies or worms) or resources for him?  In
> addition, he seeks neuroscientists in the Chicago area interested in
> meeting his students.
> Best wishes,
> Erik Herzog
> Co-Director, Washington University Neuroscience Graduate Program
> Director, ENDURE: St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline
> ~~~~
> Erik Herzog               ph: 314.935.8635 <(314)%20935-8635>
> Dept. of Biology       Lab: 314.935.5214 <(314)%20935-5214>
> Box 1137                    Fax: 314.935.4432 <(314)%20935-4432>
> Washington Univ.    herzog at wustl.edu
> St. Louis, MO 63130  pages.wustl.edu/herzog
> Office: Monsanto 205
> Lab: Monsanto 204
> From: Kyle Leonard <kleonard6 at cps.edu>
> Date: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:53 PM
> To: Erik Herzog <herzog at wustl.edu>
> Subject: Supporting High School Neuroscience Research
> To whom this may concern,
> My name is Kyle Leonard, and I am a high school biology teacher at George
> Washington High School in Chicago, Il. I am reaching out to create
> long-term connections with professionals who both conduct and support
> neuroscience research at the high school level.
> A bit of context: I teach higher level biology to high school seniors who
> are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at my school. Per
> the program requirements, each student must conduct a thorough laboratory
> investigation of their choice to pass my course and receive college credit
> (score depending). Last year I incorporated basic neurobiology and behavior
> concepts into my curriculum, and naturally students wanted to complete
> their lab conducting a neuroscience investigation (which are limited to
> invertebrate and non-invasive human experiments). Unfortunately, I do not
> possess the proper materials for students to collect meaningful
> quantitative data through a neuroscience lens, which means I had to turn
> down their proposals.
> Partnering with a neuroscience advocating professional/organization could
> bring these possibilities into my classroom and allow my students to
> explore the wonders of the brain through true inquiry. More importantly,
> this exposure could be the defining factor that pushes my students into
> pursuing a STEM career, which underprivileged students from the south side
> of Chicago seldom experience.
> If you are interested in connecting with my students please do not
> hesitate to call or send an email, my contact information is below. Thank
> you for your time, I look forward to discussing any inquiries at your
> convenience.
> Best,
> Kyle Leonard
> Biology Teacher, George Washington High School
> Kleonard6 at cps.edu
> 630-880-5953 <(630)%20880-5953>
> _______________________________________________
> --remember replies to the mailing list go to everyone on the list!! --
> FUN_Mail mailing list
> FUN_Mail at lists.funfaculty.org
> https://lists.funfaculty.org/mailman/listinfo/fun_mail
> http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/mailarchive/FUN_mail
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.funfaculty.org/pipermail/fun_mail/attachments/20170725/72c8a276/attachment.html>

More information about the FUN_Mail mailing list