Top Kits For Educators
These neuroscience kits are designed with research in mind. Hypothesize. Test. Analyze Data...
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Top Experiments For Educators
Get started with your new powerful kit or prepare a classroom demonstration or lab.
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Conduction Velocity: How Fast is a Neuron?
With our 2-Channel SpikerBox, you can measure how fast action potentials travel down a nerve. Could you beat them in a race?
Getting Started with the Muscle SpikerBox
Learn about the electrical activity (EMG) of your muscles and perform experiments using the Muscle Spikerbox!
Controlling a Robotic Gripper with Your Muscles
Fancy yourself a cyborg? Do you want to control a robotic claw with your muscles? Check out how to do it with your Muscle SpikerShield.
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Top Blog Posts for Educators
Teachers and Professors
Backyard Brains is excited to offer educators from K12-college the learning tools and resources they need to introduce students to the fundamentals of neuroscience! Many teachers have found that the integration of our experiments into their curriculum has helped get students excited about science and that the hands on nature of our experiments has helped students and teachers develop a greater understanding of the material we have available.
We are educators ourselves, running workshops and attending educational expos and events where we have the opportunity to interact with students and guide them through our lessons. This helps us experience first hand how our experiments should best be presented. We also love to communicate with teachers and professors using our materials to learn what works best and what really helps get the students excited about neuroscience and their education!
For grade school educators, we offer lesson plans that are designed to meet Next Generation Science standards and Common Core Standards. Teachers have found this helpful because it allows them to meet state benchmarks in new ways. This is an opportunity to seamlessly integrate introductory and intermediate neuroscience lessons into the science classroom as early as 5th grade!
We are a small group of neuroscientists and engineers who like to work closely with our supporters. We find this creates the best opportunity for students to maximize their project's potential. Supporting educators using our materials is one of our highest priorities; to this end, we offer our full support as professional scientists to teachers working on incorporating neuroscience into their classroom! Our main goal is to change the way science is taught. We want to get students excited and show them how real science is performed, thus giving them the tools to succeed in the future.
Still have questions? Give us a call or send us an email, we would be happy to answer any questions you have and go into greater detail about our products, approach and mission. Join us today in the NeuroRevolution!
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Top Curriculum for Educators
Taken from our Teacher's Guides Page
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.