K-12 Outreach Training Modules

A female U N E student stands with a young girl wearing a bike helmet

The activities we can offer your school system are:

Learning and Memory (Grades K-5)

This module includes hands-on activities to teach K-5 students about cognition and learning and memory with tasks such as the Stroop test, repetitive mazes (easy and hard) and blind spot assessments.

Traumatic Brain Injury (Grades 6-12)

This module uses different approaches to teach students from grades 6-12 about TBI; includes helmet safety egg drop experiment and brief presentations on cranial nerve assessments and concussion.

Neurological Disorders and Treatments/Intervention (Grades 6-12)

These activities cover the symptoms and physiology of various neurological disorders including migraine, Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. Additional activities cover treatment and recovery from traumatic brain injury and stroke, including therapy and issues around universal design.

Sheep Brain Dissections (Grades 6-12)

This activity brings proper dissection techniques and the neuroanatomy of sheep brains into the classroom. Instructors perform informative dissections (relevant to grade) and show how the dissection is performed and what supplies are necessary.

Cognition and Attention (Grades 6-12)

These activities introduce brain systems involved in learning, memory, attention and decision-making. Fun and interactive activities highlight the limitations of our brain and demonstrate ways of improving our memory.

Drugs of Abuse and Addiction (Grades 6-12)

These activities include discussion and hands on experiments to teach students about the effects of drugs of abuse. Information includes how drugs work, different categories of drugs, major theories of addiction, and a demonstration of the physiological effects of drugs on a non-human animal. 

Human Neuroanatomy (Grades 9-12)

This module goes over the neuroanatomy of the human brain, making lessons applicable to various grades with posters, plastic brain models and real human brains and tissues.

Integrated Elementary Module

This module is designed to introduce younger children to the brain, brain safety and brain function. Brief interactive lessons are provided about the importance of wearing a helmet, some major parts of our brain and how they interact with our ability to sense the world and make movements.

Modules in Development:

  • Addiction
  • Decision Making
  • Microscopy