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Middle school students get brainy

Middle school students get brainy

You know it’s going to be a good week when Monday morning starts with a bucket of whole human brains. I got to attend Brain Day, in which Stanford graduate students take a collection of human brains as well as a zoo full of animal brains into local middle schools to give students a lesson in biology they won’t soon forget. I describe the kids’ excitement in a story today, but this video by my colleague Kurt Hickman says it all.

Previously: Study shows “exploration first” model is a better way for students to learn, A day at med school for Bay Area teens, Image of the Week: Studying brains at Stanford’s Med School 101 and This is your brain on science: NIH funds eight K-12 neuroscience education programs

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