BYB Teachers Guides
Welcome to the Backyard Brains experiments page for scientists, teachers and amateurs alike. Below you will find all of our open source experiments, lesson plans and useful information. If you are an educator, you may be interested in what Educational Standards our lesson plans adhere too. Additionally, we list which specific standards are being met at the beginning of each lesson plan.
Note: We are currently in the process of developing more materials and curriculum for teachers! Check back in frequently for updates!
Getting Started with the SpikerBox
In this module, you will listen to action potentials and view "spikes" in real time. An excellent starting point for your SpikerBox.
Microstimulation of Neurons and Muscles
It's the 1780's all over again. Investigate excitability of nervous and muscle tissue with this experiment.
Referencing your Spikes
There's no such thing as a perfect ground, but some grounds are better than others, depending on what you are studying.