Each year, UPenn’s undergraduate Biological Basis of Behavior program (BBB) sponsors the Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair. The event is designed to teach neuroscience concepts to local third- and fourth-grade elementary school students in a fun, interactive, and exciting way. UPenn undergraduates can volunteer to present stations and activities on a wide variety of topics, including taste, vision, brain lateralization, synaptic transmission, and even brain damage. Best part? The students get to walk around with clipboards and judge the exhibits! This activity puts them in the driver’s seat of their science education, and they always have a good time.
This year’s event will take place on April 3rd, 2017. More details here.
As representatives of the graduate arm of neuroscience at UPenn, NGG students are also invited to volunteer their time and input to bring Kids Judge! together each year. It’s a great opportunity to teach basic neuroscience in an unconventional way–and typically, it’s a lot of fun!
Contact the NGG Kids Judge! liaison,
Trish Parthasarathi: firstname.lastname@example.org