The Blueprint and K-12 Education

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To ensure that the U.S. remains competitive in the global marketplace, our grade schools need to foster knowledge and skills in science. Investments in neuroscience education are especially important given:

  • The role of neuroscience in health and disease
  • The potential to apply the science of learning in classrooms
  • Natural curiosity about ourselves and our minds

The Blueprint funds efforts to develop new approaches to teaching neuroscience through K-12 instruction and through less traditional means, such as museum exhibits and web-based platforms.  For more information, please see:

Report from the 2008 Blueprint K-12 Education workshop

Education Projects funded through the Blueprint and Blueprint-affiliated programs

Title PI Institution
Science Take-Out Kits for Neurobiology Education Holt, Susan Science Take-Out, LLC
iNeuron: A contemporary platform for neuroscience education Michalowski, Martin Adventium Enterprises
Stimulating Young Neuroscientists And Physiologists in Science Education (S.Y.N.A.) Jackson, Jared IS3D, LLC
Backyard Brains: Bringing Neurophysiology Into Secondary Schools Marzullo, Timothy Backyard Brains, Inc.
Neuroscience Activities for Hands-on Learning Markowitz, Dina University of Rochester
How Do I Learn: Neurosciences Advances Inform Learning Cunningham, Susanna University of Washington
Virtual Clinical Trials: Advances in Neuroscience Miller, Leslie William Marsh Rice University
The Learning Brain - Interactive Inquiry for Teachers and Students Moreno, Nancy Baylor College of Medicine
Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience Chudler, Eric University of Washington
The Neuroscience of Our Senses Stark, Louisa University of Utah
Neuroscience in Your World: A Partnership for Neuroscience Education Across the K-12 Spectrum Snyder, Steve The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
The Big Sky Brain Project Kavanaugh, Michael University of Montana


K-12 Education