Principal Investigator: Nancy P. Moreno, Ph.D.
Project Co-Principal Investigator: Barbara Z. Tharp, M.S.
Project Site: Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine, 1709 Dryden, Suite 545, Houston, Texas 77030.
Summary of ProjectThe BrainLink Project at Baylor College of Medicine teaches students how the brain learns and remembers, how the nervous system works and why the brain makes each individual so special. Developed and created by scientists and educators, each integrated, interdisciplinary BrainLink unit consists of a comprehensive, hands-on Activities Guide for teachers, a colorful Adventures storybook for students, a Reading Link language arts supplement, and a fun and informative Explorations mini-magazine for students to take home. Each unit explores a different aspect of the nervous system in a friendly and completely original format. BrainLink units target upper elementary and middle school students; however, many BrainLink activities are effective and challenging for high school students as well. The following four units are available.
Brain Comparisons provides a novel approach to learning about the make-up of the brain and the basics of intelligence.
Motor Highways examines the motor system, including reflexes, movement and coordination.
Sensory Signals offers a unique approach to learning about how the senses work, including visual illusions, and how the brain processes sensory information.
Memory and Learning will help students become more effective by helping them understand how their brains store and retrieve information.
PublicationsIn addition to formal project materials listed below, SEPA project personnel at Baylor College of Medicine have published the following articles related their SEPA-funded activities.
PresentationsIn addition to hundreds of professional development workshops for teachers, administrators and others, program personnel have given the following formal presentations for Baylor College of Medicine's SEPA-funded activities.
MaterialsAll BrainLink materials are available from WOW! Publications.
1709 Dryden, Suite 554, Houston, Texas, 77030
Memory and Learning
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