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Teacher Workshop

The Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience Project sponsored a teacher workshop August 3-7, 2015 at the University of Washington. 

The Neuroseeds Summer Teacher Workshops are part of a research study based on our awesome science curriculum  related to neuroscience and medicinal plants.  Project staff and field experts guide teachers through teaching labs, class discussions and related field experiences.
Summer 2013 Teacher Workshop

Teachers who attend the entire workshop receive a $1000.00 stipend, earn 30 clock hours, and are eligible to check out a Neuroseeds kit for 12 weeks for use in their classroom.  The kits contain all the equipment, supplies and lesson plans necessary to implement our lab activities. The lessons are aligned to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Labs and supplies for 8 lessons:
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Plant Extracts
  • Chromatography
  • Planarian Movement
  • Planarian Regeneration
  • Spiker Box
  • Heart Rate in Lumbriculus Worms
  • Anti-bacterial plants

The Project’s goal is to empower teachers with a strong foundation in neuroscience literacy and enhanced science practices & instructional skills. Workshop lessons have been developed using the 5E instructional model; engage, explore, explain and elaborate! They are aligned with Washington State Science Standards and designed to engage middle school students in science and present related career options for "a life of science!"


How  Do I find Out More?

If you are a middle school science teacher in a public, private or homeschool in Washington, you may learn more about our project by contacting:

The Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience Program is supported by an NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research award and administered by the the National Institution on Drug Abuse   (Grant #R25DA033011)