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Abstract Details (PID = P176)
Title:Teaching Neuroscience through Case Studies (P176)
Description:The nervous system is complex and supporting students in developing a deeper understanding of the brain can seem daunting and time consuming. In this session, participants will work through neuroscience lessons that can be adapted to fit any high school classroom using case studies developed by Project NEURON at the University of Illinois. Case studies are a great way to have students explore topics that would otherwise go untouched while strengthening their understanding of the science and engineering practices. Furthermore, the free Project NEURON materials can be used to enrich the student experience as they learn to use evidence based argumentation strategies. Participants in this session will examine how they can use a case study format to maximize engagement while working their way through topics like the evolution of color perception in mammals, the relationship between genes and environment in circadian rhythms, and the impact of traumatic brain injuries. In all three cases, students play an active role in investigating the phenomena and they practice developing conclusions based on multiple sources of data.
Subject:Science Literacy
Intended Audience:HS Biology
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Kevin Knapik, Science Teacher
School/Organization:Evergreen Park Community High School
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Presenter - 2 / Title:Michael Thomas, Science Department Chair
School/Organization:Evergreen Park Community High School
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Schedule Details
Room:166
Day:Mon
Time:01:30 PM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people