Brain Bee/Brain Science and Neuroscience Clubs
Brain Bee/Brain Science and Neuroscience Clubs are happening now at several Vermont high schools. Their purpose is to teach, excite and encourage students to learn about the brain and the growing field of neuroscience and to help prepare the students for participating in the annual Vermont Brain Bee held at UVM each February.
Here is a listing of the clubs that happened during the 2014-2015 school year – for more specific info, emails are highlighted when the cursor is over that persons name.
If your school would like to start a club, please don’t hesitate to contact Lisa Bernardin at email@example.com
BURLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL/BURLINGTON TECHNICAL CENTER
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/STUDENT: Vilena Lee, UVM NSCI students
MEETING TIME: Wednesday, biweekly, 8:00-8:45
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 12-15
SESSION ACTIVITIES: Power point presentation, class discussions, labs (including histology and dissections), online support through moodle, quizlets, kahoots
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL (CVU)
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Nicole Gorham
MEETING TIME: Monday, 7:30-8:15 weekly
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 8-10 regular attendance, 6 participated in the VBB
SESSION ACTIVITIES: review and discussion on chapters from ‘Brain Facts’, games including – neurology dominoes, jeopardy games, sheep dissection.
MIDDLEBURY UNION HIGH SCHOOL (MUHS)
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Keith Wilkinson and Middlebury College NSCI (neuroscience) undergraduate students
MEETING TIME: Thursday, 7:20-8:15am weekly sessions led by Middlebury College neuroscience students from September through February.
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 8-11 regular, 4 participated in the VBB
SESSION ACTIVITIES: Power points to review chapters from Brain Facts, jeopardy games, discussions, interactive lessons to demonstrate neurological phenomena
MT ABE UNION HIGH SCHOOL (MT ABE)
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Samantha Kayhart
MEETING TIMES: Thursday, 3:00-5:00
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 4-8 regular, 4 participated in the VBB
SESSION ACTIVITIES: Brain Facts review through discussion and topic activities with biweekly visits from Middlebury College neuroscience undergraduates
South Burlington High School (SBHS)
LOCATION: South Burlington
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Torey Olsen
MEETING TIMES: Tuesday, 3:30-4:30
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 4 participated in the VBB
ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL
LOCATION: Essex Junction
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Nancy Smith
MEETING TIME: Tuesday, 2:40 – 3:40
NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 5 regular and 4 participated in the VBB
SESSION ACTIVITIES: ‘Brain Facts’ discussion and topic activities to match the chapters from ‘Brain Facts’. One session visit from a UVM neuroscience undergraduate.
VISITS FROM ST. MICHAEL’S STUDENTS TO CLUB MEETINGS
RICE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
LOCATION: SO. BURLINGTON
RESPONSIBLE TEACHER/ADULT: Sharon Boardman,
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