Neuroscience in the Community
Students are paired with a middle school science teacher, and over the course of the semester will observe and assist in the implementation of already-developed neuroscience activities. Students will choose a basic concept in an area of neuroscience in which they will develop an expertise and make an oral presentation. Students will then design and implement a new classroom activity to teach concepts in that area of neuroscience to middle school learners. By partnering with a middle school teacher and assisting in his/her classroom, the student will participate in a service learning experience. Credit hours will be proportional to the number of hours spent in the middle school classroom, 1 credit for every 50 hr. Weekly meetings with the instructor, journaling, and readings are required for all credit levels.