Most elementary students have never met a scientist.  We want to change that!

Brain Discovery is an exciting neuroscience outreach program that brings Washington University scientists into local 4th-6th grade classrooms.  Participating classes are paired with visiting scientists who meet with the class one hour per week over a six-week period.  Students have an opportunity to explore the brain and nervous system through hands-on experiments and activities, while learning about the scientific process and what it means to be a scientist.  From seeing your own cells under a microscope, to recording electricity in your body, to touching a real human brain, each week is full of new and fascinating science to explore!

Schools in the greater St. Louis area are eligible for the program, with priority given to those that serve minorities underrepresented in the sciences.  There is no cost to participate.

We are now accepting requests for the 2018-19 school year, and filling up quickly!  We will also be offering our next homeschool session in Spring 2019.

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